Let the renovations begin! December 7, 2012Posted by Peeps in Home, Not about Food.
My wife has mentioned that we’re having a bathroom installed on the first floor. They started Wednesday.
I got home from work Wednesday to find a truck in the driveway and a large gaping hole in the side of the house where a window used to be. Oh, and it was quite windy with snow flurries every once in a while. A delightful way to come home.
The guys doing the work are very nice and very good at what they do. I watched them doing their work for a bit and was very impressed at how easy they made it look.
In order to keep the guys from being bothered, we’ve been taking the dog to day care for the mornings and once I get out of work, I go pick him up and take him to my wife’s office. As a plan, it seems to be working. I did warn the guys about the cat, but so far she hasn’t caused any trouble. Oh, and speaking of trouble, I did warn the guys about this happening to them. I would hate to see anything bad happen to them.
The mess isn’t quite as bad as it seems, although I’ll admit that I can’t wait for them to be done. Nothing is where it’s supposed to be. Like walls and stuff. I haven’t run into one yet, but I think it’s just a matter of time.
A couple more days and we should have a new bathroom and closet on the first floor. We won’t have to worry about the dog trying to kill anyone in a misguided attempt to protect the homestead – he typically feels the need to enthusiastically escort any bathroom-going guests upstairs and back. And he certainly takes his responsibilities seriously.
Of course, we’ll still have to paint the new areas. And rehang the curtains. And clean a lot. Probably other stuff I haven’t even thought of yet. But in the long run, it’s all going to be worth it. Really, it will.