Yes, the Topsy-Techie household remodeling project is about 90% complete. I think I may have mentioned that we live in a SMALL house (2 bedrooms, 1 bath), and our boys are growing at the rate of about 8 cm per day. They are like bamboo…you can literally watch them growing. Add in some privacy issues, and you have a recipe for OVERCROWDING!!
Now please don’t think I’m complaining. I know that in some developing countries, entire villages could probably set up camp in here and still not have to tie each other’s shoelaces, but compared to many of the mansions in this tourist town of mine, ours might as well be an outhouse.
We’ve chosen this life and it has chosen us. No one goes into being a director of a homeless shelter for the perks and bonuses. And homeschooling has meant that we aren’t really a two-income family. So we deal. And we improvise.
And we decided that the one thing we could probably live without, at least for now, is our dining room. So, we added some doors, shined up the floor, threw on some paint, and spiffed up some furniture we got at a second hand store and….voila! H-T’s new bedroom!
Of course I’m not smart enough to take “Before” pics, so you will just have to trust me when I say that it looked REALLY different. The walls were wallpapered with flowered paper, and the bottom was painted this deep wine color. And there was a huge oriental rug over the parquet. It was wall to wall antique cherry furniture in there too.
At least I have some “After” pics….