Ahhhh...vacation week. St. Augustine was EXACTLY what the doctor ordered and I felt so refreshed knowing my contractor was busy working on the house and my Airbnb was picking up momentum. I needed to sun, smiles, sleep and sangria. It was the rest I knew I needed for the final push for school and for the renovation and right before my summer Airbnb buzz started. It was my quick breather I so desperately needed!
Yesterday was spent doing what I have done SOOO many weekends before- off to grab supplies for the house reno. It is actually one of my FAVORITE things to do and my family has grown a custom to EVERY trip means picking up supplies. If we are going to the doctors, we are picking up supplies. If we are going to a social function, we are picking up supplies. Nearly every weekend. So why would this weekend be any different. This time, it was all about comparing paint swatches and paint brands, primer, ceiling paint and paint supplies. Paint...we are in the final stages! I love paint and painting. It creates and changes mood in a space. It is the backdrop to a design and how simply changing a color changes the entire feel of a space. And a single mom with limited funds, a $30 gallon of paint made our home feel fresh and new.
So, today I went to the Margaretville house to drop off supplies and my heart sank. The snow is gone leaving the house LITTERED with reno debris and it is So overwhelming! My contractor has given me his word that the house part of the work will be done in 3 weeks. I am trusting that will happen but when I start looking at the big picture- all of the little things that need to be done...peeling paint, dirty windows, a basement FULL of debris, a yard FULL of debris, and DUST everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Sigh. I look at all of my furniture in the basement~ the furniture that has been moved around, piled on and DUSTY. It has been subjected to the bitter cold and heat and some pieces have been roughed up. On top of it~now that things are coming together, I have forgotten what I have so quite honestly, once I start moving things upstairs out of the basement- it will be somewhat like Christmas!
So now that spring has sprung, time to lace up the work boots. The end is in sight...I hope!!
Catskill Simple Living
Started by a Family and Consumer Science teacher with an interest in housing and interior design, Catskill Simple Living started as a way for her combine her interests and share them with new friends.