Nesting mode is in full swing. Much of my nesting has been sorting all of our storage areas one room at a time and getting rid of stuff. I also feel this urgent need to get all the little jobs done that we have been avoiding. So today we spent time in our daughters room. What started as a task of purging clothes, turned into a full room reorg. We flipped the bed 90 degrees which will give her more space to play with her toys. Space she may want with two little brothers on the way.
We finally got around to installing new curtain rods, attaching the headboard to the frame, and putting the screws in the vent cover for the cold air return. All jobs that took almost no time, but we have been avoiding for years.
I have spent a significant amount of time in the new nursery, it is just not photo ready.
Matt has been working in the den and we think that will be ready for dry wall and patching next week. He has also been out replacing rotten deck boards.
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We are still here, real life has put a pause to all major work around the house.
We are excited that this winter our family will be growing by not two, but four identical little feet. We always joked that we had too many bedrooms for our small family.
We don't talk about it much on this page but it has been a 5 year journey with many medical interventions, to be able to expand our family. We will forever be thankful to all of the medical personnel who have been part of our lives for so very long.
We have also had some personal and family medical emergencies over the last few months. We chose to focus on being healthy and enjoying some time together as a family rather than focusing so heavily restoration. The plaster and studs have stood for 120 years, we figure waiting a bit longer won't hurt.
So all of that to say we are still here. Still being inspired by the work of others, and planning for when we are ready to begin work again, even if we are adding to the ciaos that is an old house reno.
Looking up in this house tends to lead to headaches. But I try and look past the falling plaster and knob and tube wiring, to notice: the underside of our heart pine bedroom floors, the true 2x10s, the opportunity to know electrical will all be up to date, and since there is not an original light left in the house, the chance to pick out lights that I love.
We have two new lights. The silver dinning room light was a cheap alternative while I save for an amazing chandalier! I want something big and brass, but the ones I love are a bit out of price range when we need electrical done first.
The white and silver light I love. I don't care that it is new. It stays. It is the light in my daughter's room and I got it for $20 off Facebook marketplace.
Matt tells me that if we ever sell this house we are taking the lights with us. I scare him when I start looking. It is inevitable that I fall in love with old expensive lights rather than big box cheapies.
The first beauty will go up in the foyer when I eventually get a ceiling!
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