In my mind I can see it completed. There is fresh paint color gleaming on the living room walls. The new outside French door that replaces a window leading to the recently added on deck lets in sunlight. Next to the deck is the outside shower pad we enclosed with partial privacy walls that cover everything excluding your feet and ankles. There is even a fire pit and a lighted water fountain showcased near the deck.
The front entrance of the house has been enclosed and ceramic tiled with a portico and new front door that actually faces the front of the house now. The sad back door has been replaced with another French door to bring even more light into the kitchen and the entrance walkway to it has been covered with gray slate.
A new utility shed has replaced the pile of junk accumulated in the side yard. The junk was finally carted to the curb. The shed holds the lawn mower, ladder, and have-to-keep items that were spilling out of the workroom onto the carport. The roof has been extended to house H’s truck and my car can now safely sit under the carport. The sparse lawn has been transformed with luscious green grass and the flowerbed in front is now a beautiful rose garden. The driveway has been refinished and widened. That broken sprinkler head has even been replaced.
AND the storage unit has been cleared of all the junk and now holds all the furniture that H doesn’t want to get rid of, but we have no room in the house for it. Andrew can actually walk around in his room without danger of tripping over yet another box of have-to-keep’s. There is more than just a path to his bed!
The last ceiling fan has been installed and old lighting in the bathrooms and bedrooms have been replaced. The backsplash is up in the kitchen, the last few blinds installed in the back of the house and the inside doors have finally gotten their coat of paint. Every trace of flat pink paint has been covered! Closet doors are up and working in all the bedrooms and my hall closet/turned desk and bookshelves is bright with a layer of paint the color of Andrew’s room with the desktop installed and the shelves have been loaded with books and décor. Looks pretty good to us and boy are we tired!
The key words there were – “In my mind I can see it completed.”
When I can get H to sit down and watch home improvement shows on the weekends with me he actually can focus on the things we really need to do around here and will agree to some of my suggestions. How many of you think they make it look a lot easier than it really is? We had all that work done in about 30 minutes Saturday – in our minds! Lol! Now if it was only that simple. This is the realism of what we have left to do. Oooh, its a lot when I go back and read. Now if I could quit adding to this list and get to work!
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