Wednesday, September 28, 2011

a happy surprise


I've moved onto the tree portion of Birds of a Feather. My counting is all over the place! You can sure tell how distracted I was when I started it. But no big deal - I'll just work around the miscounting and no one will ever be the wiser.


Thanks so much for your kind remarks about my new house. I'm having a blast and all I want to do is stay home and work more. :-) And work on quilts, and pictures and painting....


On Monday I received in the mail a most unexpected bonus. Some how my mortgage company double payed my home owners insurance and I received a refund of almost $1,000! That's the drywall, insulation, new sub floor and paint for my bedroom! I can start the tear down this weekend! That is so much earlier than the January date I was hoping for. Of course I have to clean out the room now. I ended up putting everything that wouldn't fit into the other two bedrooms into the main bedroom the day I moved in (it was against my better judgement but I let it happen anyway). Not being able to move into the "real" bedroom put all my plans for the other two rooms into chaos. My bedroom is 13 x 18, what will be my sewing room is 12 x 8 and what will be the spare room is 8 x 9. You can see how not being able to set up my bedroom in the what is huge compared to the other two rooms set up a domino effect on storage. Everything extra that should have a home in the two spare rooms ended up in the main bedroom and my bed and dresser is totally taking up all the space in the sewing room. I call it the room of bed. :-) So really before I start to gut the bedroom I have to move everything that is currently there and move it to the garage. And I need to make space for that too! I have somehow filled up a two car garage that is totally full with all my extra stuff and holiday things and only one car. ;-) So it will take at least one weekend maybe two just to get ready to start the tear down. So some of the money will be used for floor to ceiling shelves in the gargage so I can stack things much more orderly. Right now to get to one box in the gargage I have to move ten. I hate that.

A long weekend ahead of me.... It needs to be empty before I start tearing out the ceiling - there is blown insulation in the attic above and it's all going to come down on my head and everything else the second I start. What a mess it's going to be! But I'm so glad it's going to happen sooner than later!


10 comments:

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Oh Margie, this is such wonderful news. I'm sure you were so thrilled to get this news. I can't wait to see your "after" pictures. Congratulations!

Berit said...

my terror at the though of All That Work makes me wonder if I may be lazy after all! But, what wonderful news that you are able to start this so much sooner than you expected! :D

Colorado Stitcher said...

I've moved 6 times and eventually it all works out so hang in there!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Margie ~
What a nice surprise to receive the check in the mail and not have to wait until January for the master re-do. You have your work cut out for you but since the house is yours, it is so worth it!
Hugs :)
Lauren

marly said...

What a nice surprise! Hope it goes well.

Cari said...

CONGRATULATIONS !!!! Good for you !! I'm so excited you get to work on your new bedroom. You Go GIRL !!

Becky K in OK said...

Great windfall. I am curious abut the fabric thingy you have on your BoF piece. Did you make it, purchase it? I'd like to get one for myself. Thanks for posting the photo.

Susan said...

Wonderful news on your bedroom! Sounds like lots of work, but you've done an amazing job on the rest of the house.

Sherry :o) said...

Yee-hoo for you!! Can't wait to see the after pics.

And This Little Pig said...

Margie, what a great windfall. Looking forward to the piccies. Hey if I lived closer, like without an ocean in between, I would come and help :@ Great progress on your Birds of a Feather.
LiBBiE in Oz