Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Musings.....


I'm still on a screwy schedule and it's getting screwier. Now I alternate my overnight days and every other week I go Monday to Wednesday and then Wednesday to Monday. On the off days I try to sub in our district and then the rest of the time I play catch up on housework, laundry and working on the new house.


The ETA of being in there by Christmas is looking bleaker. The plumber (FINALLY) comes today. The electrician will hopefully get there this week to make some last minute changes. Then.....drum roll please...the drywall goes up! I can't wait to have some real walls so it starts looking like a house instead of a skeleton!


As much fun as I always thought it would be - there are so many decisions to make! Last night we stood in the future master bathroom and argued over the vanity size. I wanted the counter area to be big - as in I'd have my own turf - hubby would have his. He didn't get it. So we pretended to each be at our respective sinks - and I set my imaginary make up bag down....then my imaginary curling iron....then my imaginary blow drier....and he quickly realized that I'd be infringing on his territory. Not that men have all that much stuff, mind you. It was just a matter of his side vs my side. In any case, he finally understood and this morning I found sketches of the final plan and I have my extra long vanity area.


I'm getting excited as things get closer to being finished. Sometimes it feels like a dream because for the first time in my adult life I'll finally have something new - and done the way I want it to be - not the way someone else thought it should be. I have to pinch myself regularly. I'm so thankful!


Now it looks like we'll be hosting Thanksgiving here (at the old house) for hubby's family. My sister will do the big dinner for our side Thursday - and we'll host dinner for the in-laws that Friday. I'll be working that Mon-Wed so this will be tricky. Trickier yet is the living room is empty (as in no furniture) and we've been using that area as a "work station" as we fix up this place,so the old rug is covered with paint and sawdust. I'm going to try to get a new carpet in before turkey day. Hmmmm...I sense a bit of stress coming on.


Okay - gotta run to get to my job on time. I've been reading blogs just not time to comment right now. but trust me - I'm keeping tabs on you all!

8 comments:

Scale Junkie said...

You know, it is what it is, if there is carpet great, if not, oh well. Just keep it simple and focus on everyone being together rather than how the house looks.

RunningNan said...

I'm so glad to hear that things are going well! I can only imagine how stressful building a house could be!

grammy said...

Good to hear from you. Lots of stuff in your life right now. Don't let it get the best of you. Have a good week. The house plans sound exciting. We picked everything out once and it was a lot of work. We were 25, what did we know. It was the late 70s and brown was the color. Bucther block counters and almond appliances. (o:

Cammy said...

I love that you did a "walk through" of how you would use the vanity at the same time. Usually we don't discover those problems until *after* everything has been installed. :)

Terra Kent said...

YEAH you got your extra counter space :-) Hope things settle down a bit for you

Honi said...

ohhh my goodness my eyeballs are spinning around.. how on earth you do all you do is amazing.. so glad to hear that the house plans are going well.. and glad to see you are doing well too..

Manuela said...

I've missed you but I can see why. I feel like I've been crazy to but try to find some time to catch up on my favourite bloggers.

Can't wait to see pictures and I am totally with you on the big counter for the sink :) Glad the visual helped hubby realize that lots of room is best!

CactusFreek said...

Can't wait to the photos of the finished house!