Sunday, July 13, 2008

Satisfaction of Hard Work

Sergio & I recently bought a sweet little house.

Even though it is chancie to buy before selling our existing, we felt this one was right for us & did not want to risk losing it.

The new house is older, and in need of repairs. We are up for the challenge. We have been putting our blood, sweat , & tears into it for the past several weeks. It's been a bit more work than expected and we are limited to funds until selling the "big" house. So, we are chipping away little by little.

This week, I have been a cleaning machine. I really don't mind cleaning my family bathrooms, but cleaning someone else's flith makes me want to hurl. I think I have the first couple of layers off. I will prevail!

Today, Sergio, Becky (my dear girlfriend that I owe so much too), and myself, worked on epoxying the laundry room and garage floors. It looks so cool! Not perfect, but, perfection can not come from floors that are not perfect. I love the effect. Somehow, I got the easy part of edging and putting the flecks of color on. I felt like a fairy sprinkling fairy dust :)

We also got the carpets ripped out in the bedrooms. Goodbye stink! Amazing how much ...smell can be in a carpet.

The more we work, the more I am falling in love with this house. When you are doing the work, (and I do mean work!) it is so much more satisfying. I am appreciating and proud of what we have accomplished.

The transformation is coming along beautifully.

Tomorrow, more blood , sweat and tears!

1 comment:

sroman said...

You could live in a mansion or a shoebox and either would be comfortable and feel like home. You have the magic touch.