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Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Mess is a Place!

BEFORE

One of my friend's teen-aged sons had this sign on his bedroom door.

THIS MESS IS A PLACE!

I thought it was funny, considering the state of most teen-aged boys bedrooms, mine included! My house is so torn up right now the refrigerator is now sitting in the den. There are men cutting holes in my ceiling installing an evaporative cooler on my roof, leaving dust (and I mean mega-dust!) particles swarming the air. The kitchen floor is partially finished but you've gotta watch where you walk...

All I can say is "ARGHHHHHH!" We're waiting to see if and when we can get a back-splash in since we yanked out the stove/microwave combo. There were two layers of the ugliest 1970's wallpaper. We replaced the yucky lace curtains w/faux plantation shutters and removed the can opener and coffee pot that were suspended from the cabinets.

It's just good to finally see some improvements. Hopefully, next year - oh, the agony of waiting! - we'll be able to get new carpeting. The present carpet is "light blond," and over 30 years old.
It's impossible to get it clean and is so embarrassing we don't have company.
As most of you know, this move was sudden and unplanned. because I was unable to continue working. We thought we would have the money to rehab but unfortunately, that was not happening. So, after three years, we're starting to see a little glimmer of light at the end of a very long tunnel. Hallelujah!

11 comments:

Sandee said...

You'll get it done eventually. It's always so great to get things remodeled the way you want them. I can't imagine the carpet. Remember the green shag that was so popular in the 70s? Yep, I had that way into the 90s. It was awful.

Have a terrific day. Big hug. :)

Mo said...

The important part is that PROGRESS is being made! Keep focusing on the positives!
And if that was the before pic, I think your kitchen will look SUPER when you're done!
*HUGS*

Sarge Charlie said...

looks nice to me

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

i hope you get it just the way you want it and soon! i sure understand but this photo isn't bad honey. it will just be better!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoox

Barb said...

I still have sawdust and paint splats in my hair from the kitchen remodel here at the Swamp. It'll get there, one project at a time!

Sandy B said...

I've lived with remodeling before and it *ain't* fun, but it'll be sooo worth it when it is done. Hang in there!

Big hugs...

levon said...

Hi Ms Gracie:

Congratulations on the progress of your renovations - just in time for Spring cleaning. I can imagine your frustration with the floor, ceiling, and appliances being in a state of disarray. Just think, the work will be done soon, and you will be able to place your finishing touches on the space. I wish you and your husband all the best.

Take care!

Levon

Desert Songbird said...

Here's to home improvement - yippee!

Linda said...

I think that evaporative cooler is going to be worth all of the mess you're dealing with right now though I think I'd be at wit's end myself with that sort of thing going on.

I hate to say it but one of the things I'm really looking forward to about eventually living by myself is that my house will finally be clean and organized again! Having a teenager in the house is a surefire way to clutter and mess and stuff all over the place. Especially if said teenager is of the artistic type that just doesn't understand the concept of "put some of this stuff away!"

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