Friday, December 2, 2011

It's all over when you care not one whit about appearance.

Just when I think I've seen the last of the contractors for a bit, a whole slew of them seem to have moved in with us. Oh, sure, they're only here from 8 am until 4 pm, but they're still here waking us up early, taking up space, playing their music, creating an awful smelling home, pounding any thoughts of restorative sleep away and creating dust storms on the day the house was just cleaned. It's like living with 10 Pigpens. Today though, I can finally see light at the end of the tunnel. This morning with all of us deep in slumber, Leo aroused the house with his horrific alert that barbarians were at the gate. Looking completely insane with hair raised and makeup smeared under my eyes like a raccoon because I was too tired to remove it before I collapsed from exhaustion went to bed, I greeted the painters.

Yes! Finish work on the basement family room has begun, but more importantly, I'm starting to believe, really believe, that it's the beginning of the end of this parade of contractors that began with a little water in the basement. We evening shift workers can all go back to sleeping in until the ungodly hour of 9 AM and generally feeling more rested. Yes! Yes and Yes!

And then, over just my first cup of coffee, my husband utters the following: "they're going to give us a bid on expanding the kitchen."

Maybe I still have mascara caked in my eyes obscuring my view, but suddenly the kitchen doesn't look so small after all.


sapphireblue said...

I hope you can get life back to normal soon.

The Bug said...

LOL - schedule the kitchen expansion for summer - by then you'll have forgotten ALL ABOUT this current struggle. Unless you read your posts :)

Stephanie V said...

Oh, a kitchen reno! Those are wonderful - when they're over. I agree with Bug that summer would be much better - you can cook outdoors then.
Hope you're soon enjoying a more peaceful house.

SkippyMom said...

I am surprised you didn't reach for the skillet to whack him. Blurry eyed or not. heehee

Hope the basement ends soon. I couldn't stand our dogs coming unglued for 8 hours a day while workmen were here if we had to have that kind of reno done. They are bad enough when the furnace or cable guy come for 10 minute check ups.

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

oh honey i SO feel your pain. in podunk i called them a band of monkeys climbing all over the place, the roof, everywhere.

hugs, bee

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Restoration is a world all to itself. I is always so exciting to get started by oh such a mess until it is over. Can't wait to see all the pretty new stuff. Better pass til summer for sure on the kitchen.

Brenda said...

Sounds like you could use a break. I dread going through all that pretty soon. We have to redo carpet downstairs and it is jammed packed with stufff We have to move it all. And then move our daughter and her family down there. I may take a trip somewhere while it is going on.

Rositta said...

Yes, yes, yes ... Lucky you, a new kitchen. Wish I could get one too but we have no room to expand. I'm just trying to get a new bank of lower cabinets with granite countertop to no avail. My guy is too busy doing other people's houses these days, sigh...ciao

Joanna said...

Maybe you can take a few months for some peace in your home before tackling the kitchen. Living with renovations is a horror show.