Construction Chaos

We decided to have the bar in our back room (the kids playroom) ripped out and a laundry room put in it's place. A bar in a kids playroom, classy, I know. Ian wanted more garage space and I wanted the bar gone, so it was a win-win for both of us. We also decided to tack on having the wood paneling (which was already painted white) taken down and replaced with drywall. We even toyed with tearing down the pony wall that goes between this room and the kitchen, but we decided we weren't ready to deal with the flooring issues that would cause. Since we have other eventual plans for the back room, we thought we would live with concrete flooring in half the room for the time being…that changed once we saw the 70's flooring that awaited us under the carpet.

During the demo, the guys found a Pampers pamphlet from the 70's. I always assumed this part of the house was added on in the 70's, but now I know. Our house was built in 1950, in case you wanted to know and the back part of it, the add on, doesn't really go aesthetically with the rest of the house at all (in my opinion).

So we have had workers at our house all week long. And the kids and I are trapped in the front of the house with many of their toys trapped in the back of the house. And, to be honest, I didn't realize how torturous staying home for a week straight would feel. It's been much harder on me than I expected. But, there is light at the end of the tunnel. I am not ready to go out on a limb and say they will be done today…because they originally told us three days tops…but I am hopeful they will be. In the mean time, here are some things that have been keeping me busy this week:

* More lego building than you can even imagine. I built a police station for Connor from scratch, no directions. It's pretty amazing, two stories, stairs, etc, yet he still wants more done with it!

* Hide and go seek with the kids…Isla always jumps out before I even get to her.

* This parenting video is pretty dang amazing.

* I rearranged Isla's room…oh and I made curtains for her room, which is actually why I rearranged her room, so the curtains could be better showcased. That was my first time making curtains and it wasn't bad at all and they are actually the same length!

* Cuddling under blankets to keep warm, because, well the heater has been off because the workers leave the doors wide open.

Here's to hoping that next week I will be showing you pictures of my newly updated back room…well, part of it anyway (it's a really big room and we aren't touching the other half yet). I am so looking forward to leaving the house again…and using the heater to stay warm…and the kids being able to play in their playroom.

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  1. Can't wait to see before and after pics!!!

    And that video is pretty awesome. I wish my mean spirited commenters from a few posts ago watched that video before commenting on my blog post.

  2. Ours house was originally built in the early 1950s with a really odd 1970s add-on too! How funny. And we have that same 70s flooring throughout our house - it's amazing. Can't wait to see the after pictures of the remodel!


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