Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bare walls

Hello stitching friends.

I have a few days off work this week. I am spending some of the time moving accessories, books and taking things off the walls in our two front rooms.

Why, you ask...? Well, we have talked for several years about gutting the plaster in these rooms and getting drywall hung. So, it looks like the time has come for this project. I have been dreading it. We did our kitchen and upstairs bathroom a few years ago. I still remember what a huge mess it was. I know it was worth it in the end. But still.... What a mess.

The demolition work is scheduled to start this Saturday. So, I have to get my rear in gear. My daughter, hubby and I made a big dent in things this morning. Books, electronics and accessories are going upstairs to be stored, and furniture is going to the garage. Our son and his friends will move the furniture.

I know I will be glad to get this done.

I am still planning to fix Easter dinner for our family on Sunday. I will still have a kitchen. Actually, the way our house is designed we will be able to come and go through the back door into the kitchen and then upstairs without having to go in the demolition area downstairs. So, I'm hoping that will help with the mess carry over.

Wish me luck on keeping my sanity. Framed stitching is safely stored upstairs in our bedroom already. I still have stitching supplies to take upstairs, and my book collection.

Sorry this isn't a stitchy post, but needed to talk about the upcoming mess around here I guess.

I will keep you informed of progress.
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  1. May the renovation fairies be kind to you.

    Good luck!!!!!!!

  2. I understand. It is one of those projects that is a pain while going on, but wonderful when finished!

  3. Oh my goodness! I hope it all goes well with the least amount of mess and bother possible! Good luck!

  4. All the mess and hard work will be worth it in the end, Melody!! Hang in there--and Happy Easter to you and your family :)

  5. Demolition and Easter dinner all in one weekend? You are a better woman than me. lol lol
    Will you be hiding Easter eggs? If so hide them in the demo room and have everyone pick up plaster to find the eggs.--Just kidding.

    In the end it's always worth the mess to have new improved. At least that's what I will tell myself if I can ever afford a face lift. ;)


  6. Good luck with it. Been there, done that. Indeed worth it, though.

  7. I'm sure it will all be worth it.
    Happy Easter.