Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Coming up for air

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Last week, in no specific order (because there was absolutely no order), we:

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-rerouted laundry plumbing to a new room

-tore up three rooms worth of carpeting

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-replaced main drain line to septic field

-added three inch vent through the roof for new laundry line

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-removed the old laundry room walls, pipes and hot water heater

-hardly slept

-showered much

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-installed a new hot water heater

-ripped out a closet

-ripped up rotten flooring in foyer and old laundry room

-took out the old front door

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-installed new front door

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-laid new plywood over exposed floorboards

-tore off the living room’s ceiling tiles

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-insulated two walls

-rewired and installed new porch lights

-ripped aluminum siding off front of house

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-painted a bedroom

-painted a bookshelf

-uncovered some character (wood paneled walls and ceilings-yahoo!)

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-met the nice neighbors…human and non

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-were asked about a hundred times when we could get our own horse

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-moved 90% of our belongings into the house

-wondered if we had officially lost our marbles

-filled a 17’ truck with construction debris (2.5 tons worth)

-bled a little

-sweat a lot

-cried a little

-cried some more

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-and when it got too overwhelming

-we went outside

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-enjoyed the views

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-and counted it all joy

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