Thursday, February 19, 2009

Renovating, Bo-bating, Bannana Fanna, Fo-fate'ing ...Renovating!

The past three weeks we've been renovating the basement. It started with a terrible two days of cleaning and clearing out, ending with two cheery trips to the dump. It felt so good to de-junk-a-fy my life and liberate the Inner Organizer within that I haven't been able to stop. Everyday I find more to donate to the: 'Trash' or 'Other Peoples Treasures' Box. I'm looking forward to tackling my closet next. I find in actuality I wear the same few shirts and pants over and over. The rest just tortures the small, organized part of me. If we end up going somewhere fancy I'll borrow or go buy something new, that's more fun anyhow.

Update on the basement, it took the contractor 2 weeks to frame, drywall and mud, in which the kids and I moved in with the grandparents. It was one of the nicest vacations I've had. We just relaxed down in Raymond, did some shopping, sewing and alot of visiting. It was lazy and perfect. Except for the part where the kids would wake Mo night after night with their nightly demands. Ky spent at least 1 of the weeks paling around with her best bud Maimie. And, the rest of the time paling around with Grandma. Grandma took her to see the play Peterpan put on by the 5th graders. Ky thought it was rivoting, Grandma fell asleep. Another night, we made homemade pizza at Jill's with all 7 kids (ages: 6mos to 5) with foolish plans of sewing. Good times Good times.

I'm hoping to finish painting the basement and get carpet laid in the next couple of days, we'll see how much I get done with Jess out of town.

PS: We had a FABULOUS contractor and electrician if anyone is looking. They were priced super well too.


Christy said...

I have been wondering where you have been... I miss ya!

Dave and Cindy, and then some... said...

CAn't wait to see the before & after pics!! You have fab style!