Too much excitement just might kill me!
When Monkey was born, we were living in a two storey townhouse with a lovely courtyard garden. It was perfect for the two of us, and I loved that house, but we knew we wanted something with a bigger garden and better local schools.
Hubs had started arguing for a new house while we were expecting, but in my pre-baby wisdom I thought it would be too hard to clean and have home opens while pregnant.
More fool me. It would have been SO much easier than with a baby!
Long and complicated story, we bought a new house with the intention to renovate, and eventually moved just 4 weeks before Monkey turned 1 and got diagnosed with cancer.
Have I mentioned that a lot of last year sucked?
Since moving, we’ve done a lot of work (spent a lot of money!) on the place. We have:
But tomorrow is the thing I am most excited about. We’re doing the kitchen!!
The kitchen tap is cracked and sprays water everywhere whenever you turn it on. The pilot light on the stove doesn’t work, and the oven leaks gas so that we have to turn it off inside the cupboard after every use. Plus, ugly. So needless to say I’m very excited to see it go!
We still have about 2 dozen boxes that haven’t been unpacked since we moved (about half of those are my books!) and now with the kitchen packed up as well, our back room looks like a dump:
This is the last significant piece of work we have planned for the house in the near future. Mostly because after this we’ll be out of money! We plan to replace the tile floor with wood one day, and would eventually like to do the bathrooms and laundry, and possibly add a second storey or loft type extension. But that’s all looking at being several years away (if ever), and we’re OK with that. What we’ve done so far has made such a huge difference already, and the kitchen will just top it off.
I’m not looking forward to two weeks with no kitchen – we’ve set up a makeshift cooking area on the dining table, but we’re hoping to get by on takeaway, freezer meals and family generosity.
Wish us luck! And promise me it will all be worth it in the end…