Writer's Block? Blogger's Block?
Whatever it is….. I am definitely feeling in a funk. It's always a challenge after we move to get settled into a groove. A rhythm.
This time is no different than the others before it, and we survived all those times, and eventually thrived in our new home. (I keep telling myself this)
And things are ever so slowly coming together. The big kids have all met some friends on our street and have spent big chunks of their days playing, swimming and hanging out on porch swings getting to know them.
I'd love to say I've been hanging out in a hammock in the backyard reading a book to the little ones….. but to tell you the truth it is too darn hot to be outside. 90 degrees plus humidity is….. shall we say…..
hell….. not so nice! So, much like Wisconsin in February……. I'm feeling a bit of cabin fever from being stuck inside!
But, each day the house is a little bit more unpacked…. though the going is slow now.
And each day we get a little bit more done on the renovation process. Boy has
that been an adventure…….. for example last night I helped Joe put the french
doors into the den when he needed a "door holder" (have you ever seen a person barely over 5 feet tall hold up a set of french doors….. I know it was amusing by the half grin on his face) while cooking dinner and making sure the wee one was not climbing on the tower of flooring boxes that has taken over our front entry way. He thinks we built it for him no matter how hard we try to convince him otherwise…. Front door? What front door? Oh, it's behind the 76 boxes of bamboo flooring…….. and did I mention that when you take a sliding door out of the side of your house it leaves a sizable gaping hole. And what comes in the hole at 6 pm?
Lots and lots of mosquitos.
*insert scream here*
Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy the renovations…. and I am *hoping* that we get the den finished this weekend so I can finally share a photo of our progress with you….. just tearing up the icky old carpet has made such a difference. Underneath it's cracked 1970's terrazzo tile…… but it is so much better than carpet!
At this moment I am going to swallow my pride and show you a few pictures of the work. The messy side of getting the job done……..
behind door number one……
chipping out the old sill….
goodbye broken sliding glass doors ~ hello mosquitos!
1300 square feet of bamboo is a lot.
……and did I mention the mess?!!?
In the meanwhile life seems full of mundane tasks.
Laundry – cooking – dishes – tidy up.
I want to hide in the closet and knit. I'd try sewing, but the extension cord protruding from the under the door would surely give me away.
Maybe I'll just sit in there and eat ice cream.