Wednesday, August 24, 2011

still here!

I can't believe it's been a month since I last posted. I hardy feels like a couple of weeks as gone by - days even - heck, hours even! I haven't had time at night to stitch and my train rides are for catching up on sleep. My daily schedule goes something like this: alarm goes off at 4:30am, feed and water dogs and get ready for work. Leave house at 5:50am to make 6:13am train downtown. 7:40am arrive at work. 3:55pm leave office for 4:13pm train. Walk in door of parents house at 5:30pm. Feed dogs and change clothes - 5:45pm leave for my house. Work, work, work - leave 9:00pmish for parents house. 9:30pm go to bed to do it all again the next day. The weekends only vary by a bit. Get up at 6:00am - leave by 7:00am for house to work, work, work. Leave around 6:oopm or so to pack more. 9:30pm - go to bed.

I'm still busy getting my house ready to move into. All the walls are painted with the notable exception of my bedroom and master bath. There was a leak in the roof (from a poorly installed satellite dish) and mold in the drywall as a result. That means the room needs to be re-drywalled and taped. Oh and I pulled up the moldy carpet also so I need a new floor. And that takes money and I'm out of money.

So I'll be moving into my sewing room for the time being. It's a smallish room but my bed just might fit. :-) I don't know what I'll do with my dresser and other things. So the plan right now is to move in next Friday! After almost two months of painting, pulling, replacing, fixing, fencing and generally being a slave to the house, I'll be moving in. I have two major tasks to finish before September 2nd - finish main bathroom - it was gutted to the studs three weeks ago and dog proof the deck. The pugs can get through the railing and the lab can jump over the railing. It's going to be a challenge because all my ideas cost somewhere around $300. And as mentioned before I'm pretty much out of cash and credit. And I so want it to at least look nice. I spend a lot of time on the deck and I'm not looking forward to seeing an eyesore every time I go outside.

My new fence is great and the dogs love being able to come and go at will. At least they can when I can keep an eye on them. All four dogs tested the deck withing hours of the fence going up. Clancy and Aoife can get through no problem and within minutes of the yard being dog proof I let Isabelle outside and she put her paws on the railing and turned around and looked at me as if to say, hey, I can go over! Na, na, na, na, na. It's a major problem still.

Once I finally move the fun will just be starting. I have a ton of sewing to do - curtains and pillows and such. I can't wait for that. I actually thought I was going to have time last weekend but some family help showed up and they helped me do some tasks that I couldn't manage on my own so I put the machine away. So look for photos in the coming weeks. Before and after - I can't believe the difference. I'm really proud of what I've accomplished.