January 27, 2014
Yes, we are still alive (kind of). We can continue to blame our lack of blog posts/work on the house on our little guy who is 14 months old and still loves to wake up every 1.5-2 hours all night every night. That being said, we are working on a few projects now. I promise that we actually blog all of our progress (except one major thing I forgot that is coming soon) and that the lack of blogs= lack of work.
Since we have moved in, we have not had a closet. We have a very large area in our bedroom that should be a closet, but instead resembles some sort of changing station/thrift store/abandoned warehouse, as pictured here:
Awesome, huh? While I'm the girl and people think I really need the closet, you have obviously not met my husband who owns more clothes than anyone I've ever met. Now, this may have something to do with hanging onto clothes in a manner that warrants an episode of hoarders, but still (I mean, what special event is going to warrant his ripped, tie-dyed junior high t-shirt?)
For Christmas, we decided to finish our closet.
Let's just say this didn't start out well. We started by Alok going to Home Depot to pick something up in his truck and then planning on heading to Lowes to get the closet stuff. His truck died at Home Depot, as did his cell, and he ended up eventually making it home sans closet.
We tried on a second day that involved me following his now running truck with my Kia. He went to Lowes first and called me frantic that their whole displayed had changed and they no longer carried the closet that he had to carefully plan out on graph paper many times (technically hasn't caught up with the automatic closet planning for the type we picked). I swung into Home Depot only to realize the closet we had chosen was there all along. Oops.
I call Alok to meet me back at Lowes and his truck doesn't start again.
Here he is in the truck:
How do I jump this thing?
Random guy telling him what's wrong with his truck (note that he can't get his hood open)
We decide to ditch the truck at Lowes and proceed onto Home Depot where we find out items:
I thought that maybe we should try to see if they would go in my Kia and voila:
They fit! This was before Christmas. We were then taken down by multiple fevers and illnesses and his a few day project over Christmas turned into a month long project by no fault of his own.
But looked how it turned out:
(don't mind the meds that I moved out of baby reaching hands):
Pretty nice work, eh?
Now for next steps (besides getting clothes that fit and aren't from 1984 in the closet):
1) We are working on getting our attic ready to use
2) We are starting on another bathroom soon
3) We have someone working on our doors so that we can finally have a door in this house (not having bedroom doors probably doesn't help our son's sleeping abilities).
More to come....eventually.