One of my new year's resolutions was to do the "Upstairs Doors and Floors" project. It took me till October to feel I was ready to call the contractor. I first wanted to clean and reorganize every closet in the house. Why they took me till October -- well, don't ask. By the time I called, the contractor was very involved in other projects. But I have so much confidence in him and the quality of his work, I wasn't even interested in talking to anyone else. We went over my ideas, added a few things; he gave me a bid and we made some revisions. But nothing happened until this week. Suddenly my contractor is free and ready to work on the house.
Now you might think at three weeks before Christmas I'd just put the project off now until the first of the year. Well, no sir! I really want to have this project done. I'm willing to put up with some mess throughout the holidays. And my contractor is available because most people don't want the house in a mess during the holidays. He's available, I say, "Let's do it!"
The project was expanded to a new shower in one of the bathrooms, along with paint. And new baseboards throughout the upstairs along with the doors and casings. The heat tape is already installed but needs to have an electrical connection done. And I absolutely have to make a decision about replacing that carpet or not. I make a different decision every day. But one day soon I need to make a decision I can live with. I'm very excited about it all.
Today, they showed up and did demolition in the shower. What was a dark closed-in shower with a tiny door, will be all opened up with clear glass wall and door and even a light!
I'm probably not putting up Christmas decorations this year. Or maybe just minimal, and probably not a tree. Don't feel sorry for me. I just don't feel up to it this year and the world won't end because of it. I'll probably resume my old habits next year. My grandkids are off-track and with me all day. And there's the new little doggie, Frankie. This month will be less glittery and more adventure.
And wouldn't it be just wonderful to actually accomplish one of those resolutions! And I did finish most of another resolution: the Grand Reorganization. The little remaining of that will be done by the end of the year. Don't ask about the third one--putting myself on the list. That one got lost.