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Friday, November 18, 2011

"it'll be fine" {renovation realities}

3 weeks ago we got the keys. 
we've removed carpet.
removed tile floors.
removed tile counters.
removed walls.
added wall.
removed doors. 
removed cabinets. 
we've worked evenings.
we've worked weekends.
we've painted over every square inch; over pink, red, green, blue,
baby blue, yellow,  green, yellow with swirls,
and a bouquet of flowers.
one of us worked until 4 a.m. the other morning, then went to real job at 7 a.m.
...the one of us wasn't me. 

the kitchen is unkitchenable. 
the doors are unpainted and in the garage.
kitchen and bathroom cabinets too. 
the windows are still covered in plastic and masking tape.
{latest fashion in window coverings?}
the light fixtures are m.i.a.
the outlet covers too.
there's a toilet in josie's room.
the carpet is being installed in the morning. 
so are we!
 a friend asked yesterday how i felt about moving in already,
to which another friend
 shared that my response to her was,
"it'll be fine.  it'll be fine.  it'll be fine"
{said with a convincing myself tone}.

"it'll be fine"
is the only response.
is it fine, dandy, swell right now?
but it will be.
i know it will be.
so i'm fixing my eyes on
"it'll be fine."
and praying for God to sustain me
{keep me sane}
until it is.

now here's a short clip of me busting a hole into my first wall.

fun times.

{if you want to bust through a wall visit us this summer and bring your hammer!}

is there anything you're currently saying 
"it'll be fine" too?


Linda Z said...

Wow. Mild-mannered home schooling family by day... super hero contractors by night! You have done an amazing amount of work!! It's gonna be great!! :)

Don't forget to eat. :)

Gina said...

Amazing! Enjoy the're making precious memories with your family. I bet one day your kids will reminisce and say, "remember that time, when we totally redid the house and it was crazy and chaotic, that was fun wasn't it?"

You'll get through it, one day at at a time!

Renee said...

I have to agree with the above comments...even though it's crazy and hectic, you're making life-long memories here. You're making your home a HOME. :) Will be praying that everything goes well with the move and that peace and joy abound with your family as you settle into your new home.

{cuppakim} said...

keep up the good work.
work out those aggressions with that hammer.
i love "no no no not there" hahaha. if that is your husband, i can tell why you are the perfect pair :)

Simply Sara said...

your family makes my heart happy.

the teasing "no, no, no not there!"

the scriptures under the flooring.

the including the kids.

the making your home together.

love you guys.


wish i could hop a plan and come hammer with ya.

and now i have another hammer in my head.
"u can't touch this..."

Jessica Johnson said...

your daughter is writing scripture on your foundation.

hello???!! what more could you want?

it WILL be fine.

Kristen said...

you have worked so hard. i know you are tired.

you will get rest. you will find rest in your new home. the new home that your family worked together to make YOURS.

i can't wait to see the after pictures.

i love you. i love your family. i totally cracked up on the video to the "no no not there." the look on your face... priceless.

Anonymous said...

Renovations can be so hard and feel like an uphill battle sometimes. But it is going to be so worth it when you are done! :-)