Monday, May 19, 2014

Always a Project

When my husband and I bought our house seven years ago, it was in great shape.  In fact, of all the houses we looked at, it was the best, as far as new paint, carpet, appliances, etc.  I wasn't sure my husband would be totally happy here, since he had mentioned that he wanted to do some work on whatever house we ended up buying.  It turns out I had nothing to worry about. :)  Immediately he added ceiling fans to the bedrooms, living room, and dining room.  Then he slowly started working on other projects, including adding screen doors (and then changing one a while later to include a doggy door), an exhaust fan in the upstairs bathroom, converting a broom closet into a pantry in the dining room, converting a second closet with hanging rods in the spare bedroom into a linen closet, ripping Elliott's closet out (he uses an armoire now), adding a bedroom to the basement, adding built in shelves to the basement, redoing the shelves in the pantry to add more shelf space, redoing the back porch, fencing in the backyard, putting up motion lights, replacing the range, building shelves for his workshop, along with smaller things like painting, minor touch ups on dry wall, etc.  Have I mentioned that he works about 60-70 hours a week on average (with some weeks reaching over 100 hours)?  Even though he is always incredibly busy, he still always seems to come up with new projects he wants to do around the house, and he enjoys doing them, so I guess it's okay.

Right now he is getting ready to replace the flooring in the room that will soon be Elliott's school room.  When Snoopie was going through her bad separation anxiety, she ripped the carpet up by the door in there.  So for several months now, our floor has looked like this:
Snoopie even managed to scratch the floor enough there that Carl decided to patch it a little

Needless to say, I am ready for some kind of floor cover. :)  Because that room has the back door and receives a lot of traffic (the dogs are in and out pretty frequently, and we spend quite a bit of time in the backyard, too), we decided to do a fake hardwood floor.  Carl is planning on starting it this weekend.  I'm really excited!  I'll try to remember to post pictures after he's done, although it might take a while, since he has surgery next week and will probably need to take some time off from things like that for a short while.


mail4rosey said...

You are so lucky your husband likes to do projects! My oldest son is like that and his wife is delighted because her dad was like that when she was growing up. My husband's gifts are not in doing projects, lol. Things sit here until I attempt them or we hire help. ;)

Theresa Mahoney said...

That is great that your husband will be putting in a new floor. I always get so excited when new projects get planned. I hope you share your after photos!

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