Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A day of progress...11/4/08

Beautiful Barge Board in the sidehall, dining room wall...

The front bathroom is GONE!!!!

The fireplace peeking through.

The Sidehall exposed.
The hall.

Inside Soph's room.
Fireplace and where the bathroom used to be.

Barge Board. Wow!

A look into the new kitchen!
Beautiful brick ready for a stove!

I hope everyone exercised the right to vote. No matter what the outcome, history is being made today. I'm just happy to be a part of it. I'm so excited for my daughter and my young family members. What an interesting future the world holds for them...maybe one day we'll see an election where race, gender, age, or political party doesn't matter...
Progress was made on Bell Street today, as well. Talk about exciting!!! Stacy is the right person to entrust our major life "renovation" to. He loves the house, too. Lynn said that until the kitchen (the very ugly kitchen) was ripped out, Stacy was a bit incredulous about our master plan. Now he is like a giddy school girl (he’d say that). With the walls gone, even I can see the plan unfolding. It’s so strange how Lynn and I looked past the existing space for the past 2 ½ years. We knew what we pictured in our heads was the house we would see one day. It’s just amazing…totally amazing.

What else is amazing…my first day in 10 days where I am not on heavy drugs! My head is clear. To Sophie and Lynn’s disappointment, my reticent demeanor over the past few weeks is a thing of the past! Back to being a pain in the butt! Too talkative, too impatient, and just “too” everything!

The disclaimer for this blog is that you may have to divide every fact (especially numbers) by 2! My family has this long-running joke that I exaggerate…so they divide everything I say by 2. For example, if I say, “there were like 100 people in line to vote today.” My family automatically translates that to, “50 people in line.” You may have to do that while reading the blog. I will try to be as accurate as possible, but if I get too excited, the facts may become distorted!