Sunday, November 7, 2010
Bread is baking and the bedroom is where it belongs
The bread just came out of the oven, and boy, does it smell good! I love baking homemade bread, and found a great and quick recipe. Tony, being the good Italian that he is, tested it and gave me the thumbs up. I will be making this again!
Speaking of Tony - Poor Tony! Poor Tony's knees! He has bruises on his knees, but we have a beautiful floor to show for it. What a job this has been, this whole house building experience. For Tony, it's been about getting it done. He assigns himself task lists and sets goals and gets very frustrated if he doesn't meet them. I think he's done a wonderful job. For me, it's been all about survival! Not so much in a physical sense, but more in my head. I am stronger than I thought, but at the same time not as strong as I would have liked. The thing that has surprised me so much about all this is the affect a lack of permanency has had on me.
Think about it - for most people, you have things, and every thing has it's place. You need your hairbrush? Boom! You go get it because you know where it is. You need a fork to eat with? Same thing, you go get it because you know where it is. When you live like we have, where first you're in a tent, then you're in a shed, then you're in a shell of a house, then that shell finally becomes something of a home, things are constantly moving. It is so unnerving at times! I found myself getting upset over little things, like having to move the bed 2 feet to the left because we needed to fix a wall. It's never that simple, because everything under the bed needs moved, everything around the bed, everything beside the bed. When you finally get it all back, there are inevitably important things, things you can't "live without," that end up "lost" for a time. Believe me, it goes well beyond your search for car keys in the morning.
And so, that brings me to today's blog post - the last room to be floored, the bedroom. Tony has moved the entire bedroom several times - with much duress on my part. Everything that is important to me is part of that room because it was all we had for so long. And my bed is my sanctuary where I can retreat and relax. So when Tony said he wanted to move the bedroom for the 57th time, I got nervous! I'm sure that's why he waited to floor that room last. Remember that bible verse, "Love is patient, Love is kind?" Well, Tony loves me because he has the patience of Job when it comes to me and moving that room around.
So, here they are - bedroom flooring photos. First up, the bedroom - in - the living room!
Can you imagine?? And we did this more times than I can count! UGH!
Tony had framed out the closet, but needed to cut the floor frame
The vapor barrier was then added
And of course, lots of glue and tapping again
But isn't it gorgeous! Tony does such a fine job!
So, here we have the finished product. The living room...
The kitchen/bath area
And the bedroom, back where it belongs!
This week, we finish the mud room!