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Busy weekends, reno's and work outs

Monday, October 07, 2013

I love the results of a reno.. there's nothing like a fresh coat of paint and a new look to make you feel great but the journey there is such a disruption!

My husband is putting in hardwood floors in our bedroom and because I made a bad choice in paint 6 yrs ago, we're paying for it now. I decided back then I really like the Venetian plaster look and I swore up down and sideways to my husband I'd not get sick of it. He'd already had experience with it and knew how hard it would be to get off the walls. Well, six years later I'm sick of it not to mention I feel the bedroom was too dark and I figured while he's doing the floors, he could also do the walls... poor man. It took him four days to sand the walls down and clean all the dust. The room is finally repainted and he's starting on the floors.

It feels like even such a small reno has taken over our lives! While he does that, we have to sleep on the sofa couch in the spare room.. omg it's uncomfortable and I've never been so achy in my life... I just don't have the energy to do workouts... but also in the mix is that while I would do my workouts, Dave would normally make dinner. Well, now his priority is getting the room done before thanksgiving.... so if I want to fit in a workout, it means we'll have a late dinner... now eating at 7:30 or 8pm might be okay for some, it's not good for me because I want to lose weight and I go to bed at 9:30pm.... I get up at 4:45 to get ready for work and leave on the 6am train.. it's a long commute to work and I don't generally get home before 5:30 pm... sigh...

It also means that I do all the housework now... on the weekend it was grocery shopping (3 stores), a trip to Costco, five loads of laundry, clean the kitchen, living room and bathroom as everything else is not accessible, did some gardening, painted the trim, did all the cooking, loaded and unloaded the dishwasher umpteen times etch etc... lol.. wow... I was bagged by the end of the weekend and looking forward to coming to work! That's a baaaaaaaaaad sign..l ol

To top it all off?!.... my clothing is everywhere.... trying to find everything is like a treasure hunt every day!... lol... I have to get my stuff ready the night before because some of it is hanging in the kids room (this room is the one that was reno'd for our grandkids when they stay over) and some of it is in the dresser drawers stacked up in the dining room and some is in the drawers stacked up in the living room.... the dining room table has stuff stacked on it from our bedroom and it seems the bed room has spilled over into everything... the downstairs family room where we normally entertain when the whole family comes over (brothers, sister, kids etc), has the tables set up but there is plastic covering the tables and drying trim from the bedroom....

Only two workouts last week and likely this week won't be much better.... will have to be rigorous about maintaining my caloric intake.. while I may not lose weight at least I wouldn't gain any....sigh....

Am soooooooooo looking forward to this reno being done.... emoticon

But you know... even though I hate the process, I am lucky to have a great husband who did not get angry at me for wanting a new lighter colour on the walls (although he did tell me he'd not allow me any more textures on the walls... lol) and we have a home to reno.... not everyone is so lucky... to have the ability to complain about it is a strong reminder to me of how blessed I am. Now it's off to work I get!

Have a great day everyone
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    Ah, yes, renos - Right up there with ballroom dance lessons as a relationship test! Looks like you're doing fine, Ush, especially as the end seems in sight & you'll have a beautiful "new" room to enjoy. We're looking forward to painting the porch entry, mudroom and freezer/storage room soon...'nuff said!
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