Thursday, October 9, 2008

I'm renovating!


I don't think anyone reads my blog anymore, anyways... because I never write on it! But regardless I will update. My husband works a lot. Because of that fact the trailer that we've been living in for a year now has had no more work done to it besides the work that was done a year ago. I was quite tired at looking at the things that needed to get done, when I would ask what the plan was regarding these things I was told it was too much work to start right now. I took matters into my own hands and I ripped up this room. This room was Jack's room when we first moved in. But it had some major problems. The kids were moved into the same room and this room collected stuff. I emptied the room of all its stuff and proceeded to rip off all its wood panelling and the horrible smelly carpet (with the help of my best friend Colleen - truly couldn't have done it without her!) Now I've been stapling up new vapour barrier. The old stuff was too thin and had some holes, now even more holes because of my over-kill with the hammer while removing wood panelling! Aaron is finally on board with renovating this room and is happy that I started it and told me that if I start things he'll finish them! The room will be getting carpet, a light fixture, a heater, new drywall, paint and a door! Then I think I'll give the room to Danielle. Very exciting!

My next project will be packing up and moving to Colleen's basement so that I can tear up my living room and kitchen. That'll be quite the thing I'm sure! Very excited about it! In the spring I may just start ripping the ucky aluminum siding off my trailer. I don't mind tearing things apart if it means that things get done around here - isn't the demolition of things the fun part anyways?

5 comments:

Deborah said...

Great method...it's always worked for me!
By the way...from one handy woman to another...make sure you put goop along where the edges of the vapor barrier meet, and especially along the floor...otherwise you get moisture and mold! Speaking from experience here!

Not Jenny said...

I still read your blog!!!! (That is what the wonderful feedreader is for...to let you know when things get updated so you don't have to keep hunting)

Yay for demolition!! I can hardly wait to see the finished product.

Sandy said...

Hi Nadine! I read your blog, and just like Jen, I get notified when you update...it's a great thing! Have fun with the reno's and I wish you much time and patience!!! Can't wait to see the updated pics!
Sandy!

Deborah said...

How about a 6 month update?

Belinda Jo Adams said...

Your blog is as much for you as anyone. Update it when you can and don't stress out over it! Congratulations on your property and new house. We did the same thing last year.