Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Well we have less boxes around the house that need to be unpacked. The house is starting to feel like a home. I have so many projects that run through my head but I complete none of them. I have tried a "just do it" attitude. Now I sit here wondering "What will I do next?". Do I just clean, should I unpack a few more boxes, should I start a project? After Christmas we plan to redo the bathroom. My father has given us a whirlpool tub. I currently have a clawfoot tub. I have always wanted a clawfoot tub. They are so classic and elegant. Now that I have one I dislike it; it does feel elegant at all. It is raised up off of the floor so high, when stepping out of the tub you almost need a parachute because it is such a big step down onto the floor. The overflow valve is not hooked up, the shower curtain surrounding the tube is rigged in an ugly fashion and the shower head is not mounted. Not only that but there is not even flooring under the tub. The tub is sitting on floor joyces. As a matter of fact, the whole floor in the bathroom need to be replaced. I sure hope that we can do this all in one day. I do not want to have to go without a bathroom. Thank God for the second half bath that is down in the basement.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

So we bought a house. It is a "Fixer-upper". I have always wanted to restore a house. I prefer older homes, they have such charm and history. Most people would think that this would be a joyous moment for me. Instead, I find myself crying on a daily basis. I have no carpentry skills. I am not a plumber. I am having a hard time cleaning this place; I am afraid of removing too much of the dirt for fear something might fall apart. I have way too much stuff that I have moved into the house, leaving mountains and mountians of boxes stacked high. I am so overwhelmed. What did I get myself into? I have loved ones that stop the crying; they keep telling me that it will be okay. One task at a time, one box at a time it gets better. I will try to post before and after pictures. That may be a task that is too much, perhaps it will all come together before I even realize that there is an after (or a before). Oh did I mention that we have no money. If I had money maybe everything would be okay. We can't even afford to make repairs, even if we did know how. For now I will go clean the windows in the living room. I hope the glass stays in the panes.