my husband is THE MAN

It’s been a while since my last post because all “free” time has been spent working on our house in super speed mode.   We finally got carpet installed in our office after our hot water heater flooded three months ago, so the weekend was spent moving back into that room (and trying our best to declutter so that the room was not as overcrowded as before).

Then Piglet spent the week at Grammy’s house so we could finish the sunroom addition without her making handprints in wet paint, stabbing herself with nails, or eating drywall.  I’m so glad it’s (almost) done!  Here’s our three year journey:

When we moved in three years ago, we had a horrible screened in porch off of our living room.  I use the term “screened in” loosely because the screens were all torn, probably by these two dogs that prevented me from going out onto the porch during the inspection and getting a good picture of the nastiness.  It was incredibly dirty and dingy – definitely not a place you want to hang out.


This is the view of the porch from the outside.


We decided, somewhat foolishly, that closing in the porch would be a great easy way to build some sweat equity…plus we wanted a playroom for Piglet since her bedroom is so small.

We started the process a year ago with the hopes that it would be finished before Russ started school in the fall.   That obvisouly didn’t happen.  The room looked like this until Christmas break.


After Christmas break, it was liveable so Piglet’s Christmas loot moved in.  But since it wasn’t completely done, all the tools hung out on the shelves.  Then when the hot water heater broke, all of the office contents got moved into the back half of the room.

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Then this week, we (mostly Russ) put the finishing touches (caulk, painted trim and doors, installed door hardware).  And voila:

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Use your imagination to put cabinet doors on the lower half of the built-in and groovey decor on the shelves/walls and a snazzy new tv in the large opening – one day, maybe.

It took a long time, but Russ BUILT A ROOM – installed doors and windows, designed and created a built-in unit, brought the floor up to be level with the rest of the house, put down tile floor, installed remote control fans, hung siding, etc, etc, etc.   I’m impressed.   For my part, I cleaned up his messes – which were many.

So I guess if he gets to a point in his life when he can’t use his BA in History and English, his Master of Divinity, or his Medical School degree, he can fall back on being a handyman…because we all know he is not allowed to go back to school again.  ever.  


2 Responses

  1. Yay! Looks good! The cabinets look like good places to play now:-)

  2. WOW! that’s awesome!

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