Tearing apart the perfectly good playroom to convert it to a crap room for two years. It is always surprising what you find under the layers of paint and flooring. The top photos show some pretty cool old linoleum.
The kitchen in the upstairs unit of the duplex that we converted to a playroom when we merged the two units. In January 2009 we decided to move forward with our plan to convert the upstairs rooms into our bedrooms and began tearing out the fixtures and cabinets. Unfortunately during this time Dave's aunt passed away causing him to lose some time on the project. As of spring 2011, this room is still an unfinished crap room. We've cleared it out now and have a serious plan to complete the conversion this summer. We'll see how that goes!
In April of 2005, my husband and I packed up our two dogs and toddler and moved to Seattle from the San Francisco Bay area. Shortly after our move, I became pregnant with our second child. As exciting as this was, it definitely put a cramp in my ability to explore our new home town. I'm still working hard at adjusting to the new digs.
As a working mom to two small boys, I manage to keep pretty busy. Between business meetings, play dates and pediatrician appointments, there isn't much time left for personal pursuits. But that is a trade off I am willing to make. I'll find time for myself when the boys are old enough to borrow the car, right?
And as though that isn't enough, when we moved we bought our first house, a major fixer upper. Yeah, we wanted the "this Old House" experience, but little did I realize that it would lead to such great experiences, like the sudden loss of running water from a broken water main, or a leaky sewer pipe that kept the toilet off limits for days.
All I can say is that life sure is interesting!