One of two things happens every time I take a break from blogging. One – I take the word vacation literal and dip into some serious relaxation. I come back completely rejuvenated, refreshed, and ready to bust out some projects with a plan at hand. Or two – I get entirely too excited about all the spare time I’m about to have, and dive head first into several new projects on day one. I don’t slow down until the break is over and then I find myself drowning in a sea of half finished renovations, crafts, etc. Guess what happened this time? Yep, I’m sinking.
The good news, we’re still just as inspired as day one to finish said projects, just a tad overwhelmed and lacking direction as far as which projects have priority. So, please excuse us if posts in the next coming weeks seem to be jumping around sporadically.. that’d be because our life is doing the same. Now, what exactly are we up to? More details will definitely be spilled as we go, but here’s a quick rundown. We’ve moved back the official start date of the addition to summer. It’s a love/hate decision. Let’s just say, the spring bug has bitten and we’re dying to work outside. And pushing back to July/August still gives us plenty of time to wrap things up before the chilly weather is knocking at the door. Really, we just can’t bare to pull up to a home that is such a mess on the exterior any longer.
(sad little guy)
Here are a few things we have on our to-to list:
Replace the rotting header above the garage
Give the porch column a smooth coat
Add a railing to the side of the porch
• Build new window shutters
Paint the exterior of the house
• Paint the roof (yes, we’re doing that)
• Remove ALL landscaping in the front yard and replace it with something more modern
• Landscape around the mailbox and post light
• Build window boxes for the front of the house
Do something about that driveaway
• Hire someone to remove the FIVE trees that have fallen over during wind storms
• Replace damaged wood and paint the swing set
• Repair and paint the backyard shed
Honestly, now that I’ve listed that all at once, I’m a little exhausted. On the bright side, we’ve already started seven of those thirteen projects.. at the same time. If that’s a bright side. We’ll also be chipping away at the laundry room simultaneously, so you can still expect those updates here and there. Maybe we’ve officially lost our minds. We’re sure to find out.
Check back tomorrow for a super fun update in the dining room! Completely unrelated, I know. I told you.