Thursday, January 18, 2018

Starting Our First Renovation

Happy Thursday! 

If you're a regular reader over here, then you may have noticed that I have been more quiet than usual this week. I try to post here daily, Monday - Friday, but this week has been a little off for our family.

As you may know, my husband has been partially laid-off from work since the week of Christmas. He was getting called-in a lot during that time so, partially laid-off really is the best way to put it. My husband, Nick, was still working an average of 3 days a week for the past few weeks. This week, however, Nick was told on Monday that there wasn't any other work for the rest of the week and so, we decided to take full advantage of his time off!

Being partially laid off is kind of a pain because you never want to really start anything at home since you might get called back in to work at any time but, when we got the news that he'd be off for the rest of this week, we took advantage of that by starting a project we've been talking about for 5 years!

Right now, we are knee deep in our first big home renovation! We are currently working on turning an upstairs closet into a 2nd bathroom!


This renovation was talked about a lot before Piper was born but, honestly, fear kept me from moving forward. Now, with "trust" being one of my focus words for 2018, I've been focusing more on trusting and believing that everything will work out just fine with this renovation. I am just not one for seeing giant holes in our walls and ceiling but, who is, really?!


Of course, when I say "we" are doing this renovation, I mostly mean Nick. We don't have the money to spend on a contractor so, Nick is doing this project all on his own, along with some advice and direction from my grandpa. 


Nick spent the past two days in demo-mode and, he got so much done during that time! All of the walls are torn out, one wall is down completely and the entire ceiling is removed. He is a demo-machine and I'm already so proud of his work on this project!


As for me, my major role in this renovation is easy and fun. I'm mainly helping pick out what will be installed in the end, which, I anticipate won't be for a while. 

Our initial deadline for this project is sometime in Spring but, we haven't even gotten to plumbing yet. The plumbing for this project could take a while, especially when Nick goes back to work and is mostly working on this project on the weekends. 

It will be fine though, there is no rush for this second bathroom which is why this was the perfect time to start the project to begin with. Wish us luck!