I can almost tell Frederick is a bird. :-) Hopefully by the end of the week I'll have at least his outline in place. I'm finally feeling better - on Friday I got out of bed and knew I was going to live. I ended up being sick for more than two weeks. Isabelle is very happy because that means her trips to the dog park are happening again with some frequency. The pugs are sad because now they can't lay all over me all day long.
I'm finally in a position to start work on my bedroom! Below is the first picture of the fruits of my labor. It took the entire weekend to sort, toss and move around to other parts of my house / garage everything that landed in the bedroom since I moved in last September. I should have taken a before photo. The floor was so full I had a path to get around. I'll start the "official" demo on the 3rd of March when I have help but I'll start doing some little stuff before then - like taking apart the closet and starting demo on the bathroom. The goal is to have me sleeping in the room by the end of April. Very doable if I don't find a ton wrong with the walls once they are taken down. Cross your fingers for me that this will be fairly simple. I know I have a bit of a leak on the roof in a corner - hopefully it will be an easy fix. And I can't replace the windows yet because I want to do the entire house at the same time I replace the siding and that can't happen until I can get a home equity loan. Maybe this year, maybe next year. :-)