My blog posts yesterday gave me such a huge rush. Like when you get a big sale? Or, get an A in a class? Run up a steep hill? Drive into home and score? Or, maybe share a selfless act?
Listen… Sales professionals and athletes, I know YOU know what I mean. That rush of energy and positive feelings! You’ve accomplished something big! I’ve really really really missed blogging. I’m an organized person, but when it comes to my personal projects and art work… I’m completely scattered. I want to do everything all at one time.
I think they call it multi-tasking.
Why can’t I prioritize my personal life like I do at work? Well folks, here it is… I need you to hold me accountable and motivate me to finish them!
Tyler and I have so much going on in the house. We started the summer off by renovating our kitchen. Poor thing needed lots of love. Almost 7 years of neglect. Countertops, backsplash, sink, faucet, oven hood, and dishwasher. We really need to still replace our fridge and oven, but I had to stop somewhere.
Unfortunately, we really haven’t had a chance to enjoy it. I have actually had the remaining kitchen projects pending mainly because the week that our backsplash was being grouted… a pipe to our water heater burst and flooded several rooms and a downstairs bathroom.
When it rains, it pours, right? No pun intended.
I’ll post on the kitchen sometime later this week, but here’s our current house nightmare, finally in the hands of Kitchen & Bath Galleries in Cary… soon to be renovated in the next few weeks…
Flooding affected our downstairs full bathroom:
Ceiling and drywall had to come down to prevent mildew or mold growth.
Tyler’s clothing closet was next door to the flooded bathroom. Luckily enough, we only had to get his clothing dry-cleaned and his shoe rack was OUTSIDE of the closet.
Conversation the week before the water heater pipe break…
"Tyler, put your shoes BACK in the closet. I bought a new shoe rack so you could organize them, not to leave them in the guest room."
"NO, I need more space and I like to be able to SEE my shoes."
A week later…
Good thing Tyler doesn’t listen to me. Funny how things work out sometimes. His shoes would have been ruined.
Guest bedroom leading into the bathroom needs a new coat of paint, baseboards, and carpeting.
Closet in another guest bedroom. Thankfully this closet was extremely organized as well, everything was in tall filing cabinets and stacked on shelves. We only have to replace the carpet in here!
Yikes. This picture brings back nightmares. Two guest bedrooms, a bathroom, and 2 closets in one room.
What a mess. Our summer and early Fall were extremely stressful due to this damage. We had industrial fans and de-humidifiers in the house for almost 4 weeks with cords hanging out of every window. Circuit breakers would blow throughout the day and praise the good hair dryer gods if I actually felt like straightening my hair.
Here, we are in December… so far, we are super happy with our TANKLESS water heater. T and I just wish that we had made the decision to replace the 2nd story water heater sooner. You live and you learn.
And, with the help of Tyler’s Dad, we have completed most of the demo and will be picking out bathroom finishes tomorrow! Renovation through Kitchen and Bath Galleries and Freys Remodeling starts as soon as our bathroom cabinets comes in.
We’re so excited and will be sure to post updates along the way.