So…it might not be a surprise to most of you, but we're moving. I know, I can hear you all saying "WHAT! again!?
Have any of you renovated a house…I mean top to bottom, total gut renovation? Have you done this while living in it with your family and while trying to run a business? If you have and you stayed sane…please tell me how you did it. Because the indefinite state of chaos led to monthly breakdowns, then weekly breakdowns and recently they have been almost daily. It's been difficult to get any work done on the house while we have been living there. It's a very small place…only 1200 square feet between the two floors (600 each floor). We gutted all of it just before we moved in..thinking it would not be so hard to renovate while we were also living there…that has not proven to be the case. It is hard. We have lived for a year and a half in what looks and feels like a squat. So, we're moving out while we renovate. This should speed up the process and allow us to really address all of the issues this house needs. Like all new plumbing and electrical. There's still some knob and tube in there! (i only learned this a year and a half ago, so for those of you who don't know, knob and tube is like...when electric was invented and first put into houses...it's dangerous and very old).
We found a fantastic cozy little apartment and we're moving in just under 2 weeks. I can't tell you the relief I've felt since we signed the lease. All of our house items, except our clothes and dishes have been in boxes since we moved a year and a half ago (can you believe it's been that long!?). I miss being surrounded by books and comforting things like walls without holes and ceilings that are intact. We are all very excited to be moving to this new place. I'll post photos as soon as we are in and settled. But, there is lots of light, open spaces and clean finished walls, ceilings and floors! woo!