Friday, April 20, 2012

R is for Renovations

So....the list keeps growing, but at least things are actually getting done!  So, we've been working diligently on our garden and the dirt will be delivered tomorrow morning, with any luck, and hopefully I can get most of it into the lovingly built garden boxes before it rains.  The ultimate goals is to get my desperate-for-a-real-garden plants into the ground before the rain, but we'll see.  I started that plants in those little pellet starters....then moved them to solo cups...yes, red........but I admit, I was excited by warm weather and did this entirely too soon.  I now have zucchinis blooming in solo cups.  I’m sure there's an extra verse to the song in here somewhere...

Anyway, so there was the bathroom, almost done.........then our cat ran away.....and we've decided to try to convince someone to take the boys for a weekend so we can really shampoo all of our carpets to get rid of the cat-ness.  Of course, we also got a new HVAC today.......thank goodness!  We bought this house 2.5 years ago, had an issue the first year, but whoever the warranty sent for some reason did not feel the need to recommend replacement at that, here were are, funding it ourselves, but we do have good, steady, reliable, temperature controlled air for the first time in a long time.  However, the installation of the HVAC revealed some 'messed up' fixes from previous which we now are going to begin the 'un-finishing' of our utility room so that we can move the washer and dryer back across the room to prevent the collection of rainwater in the dryer vent tube and the need for the washer to drain out over our heads.  Yes, they installed the washer and dryer on the opposite wall of where the connections were and decided to run all the lines across the ceiling.  They also built out the walls leaving a full foot of space between the original wall and the new's a hollow; here we go on another project.  I'm grateful that the hubby is into it this year and will take a bunch of the grunt work.  Usually, I’m stubborn and will just start doing things myself without asking for help...........dumb dumb dumb.  Ok, I’m calling it a night before I write myself into another project!

1 comment:

  1. You certainly sound busy at the moment. Hope you get everything sorted real soon.

    Great post and love the red cups ;)

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge :)