So, this week, while I am off on vacation, I have had son Ben down here to help and we are working on some of the kitchen projects I want done. The old windows are out and so is the door, I still have the sub threshold there to replace but the windows are ready for the new ones. We tore out drywall on the wall between the kitchen and living room and have the shelf units made and painted, will be setting them in place between the studs tomorrow and working on the wall between the kitchen and the laundry area.
I have talked with 4 different kitchen people as I want some choice and to try to get not only the best price but the company who will work best to give me a kitchen that works for me and meets my needs and wants.
The house is a mess, normal for renovations in a small space but much easier to live with when I am living here alone than with Jake living here also. He is helping some with the work, and learning a bit with each job he is helping work on. And I am not beating the heads together when they do hat sibling crap and antagonize each other and me.
This is the biggest house project I have financed here, and I want to make sure I make good choices and invest wisely in this old house and my being comfortable here for many years to come. I like this place and am almost always content and happy here.
But it is a long week and has been a dirty, hot, frustrating week including truck problems to add to the load, cost and problems. I am glad to be looking at putting the dining corner back together tomorrow and work on the clean up construction debris so I am able to go back to work with the place in better order and ready for the door and window contractor and crew to come and do their install, the kitchen people to show me their plans and costs so I can make a decision there and get a solid contract and start date and end date.
Slow progress on this old house, I have lived here with make do for a kitchen for 9.5 years now and am so looking forward to a real working kitchen, done to suit me, chosen by me for my needs and wants.
This place is slowly becoming very much my place, I am putting my stamp on it, and a lot of my income and sweat equity.