Wednesday, June 2, 2010


I know painfully little about construction
painfully little except this:

Plan on spending twice what you budgeted
plan on going to the hardware store twice as many times
plan on it taking you twice as long as you suspected (or more)

My mom and step-dad came from Seattle for Levi's birthday. I got this CRAZY idea at Christmas that when they came we should put up a wall in our basement. The time came, and here they are, and there (across the room from me) is the wall.

I have a LOT to learn about this whole home-improvement thing.

There will be photos to share, but right now I'm swimming in dust. I can't count the number of tools between me and the other side of the basement, and I certainly can't name them all. Pictures to come, but just an FYI - my normal daily blogging time will (for a time) be taken up by a can of primer, a can of paint, and a few brushes.

NO idea it was this much work
SO grateful for everyone who made it possible
SO excited to have a new room, the new room I'd envisioned
VERY happy to have added value to our home
NOT ready to see my parents leave in but a couple hours.

Pictures to come,
Pictures to come


Molly said...

I can totally relate to that! We've had many projects in our house that all go that way.

Melissa K. said...

Thanks Molly, I guess I have a bit to learn! Hey, how are you and your sweet babe doing? I've enjoyed looking through your pictures, sounds like you're enjoying motherhood as much as two sleep-deprived parents can!