Monday, February 8, 2016

I owe you an explanation...

It's been forever since I've written a blog post. Or a newsletter. Or posted on Facebook. I'm still here, I promise! Lately my focus has shifted to fulfilling a long-time dream. I live in an older home, it has great bones, but needed some TLC. Especially the garage; it was embarrassingly bad, but I knew someday it would be awesome. That someday is here, thanks to my awesome friend/neighbor/builder Tom. It's beautiful and every time I pull into the garage I can't believe it's really mine. I'm a little ashamed to post a before picture, but once you see what I've lived with for 27 years and what I have now, I hope you'll forgive me for being absent...

This is the day before demolition started, the worst it ever was. And no breezeway.

This is now. See what I mean? Am I forgiven?

Now that the garage is built, I've moved my destructive skills inside the house. I gutted my living/dining room and bedroom (that was hard work, but fun!) I've insulated, had new drywall hung, and have most of the new floors installed, I still have to finish the hallway & pantry. I'm working on the trim; it's making me a little crazy because none of the walls in my house are straight. In any direction - up & down, side to side, it's maddening. And I won't lie, I've cried a couple of times. But, it's getting there and every little bit that I do brings my 27 year dream a little closer to reality.

While I've been working I've been doing a lot of planning for Carla's Creations. When you're ripping out walls or painting you have a lot of time to think. I'll be sharing more in the near future, I promise!

Til later,