January 27, 2008

Gone, gone, gone

Posted in Uncategorized at 10:31 am by Karen

I’ve been gone so long, I’ve been gonegonegone so long.

Phew!

Well, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!  And Happy Birthday to me!

So where did that last 2 (!) months go, anyways?  I think that what happens for me is that any time I feel the least bit overwhelmed, blogging is the first thing to go.  So it went. 

What have we been up to?

The couple of weeks before Christmas were busy with working on the house.  Pictures will follow, I promise.  We’ve decided that we want to completely finish the basement before we really get going upstairs, so before Christmas, we finished the bathroom (totally redone), and one of the bedrooms (new hardwood and paint), then after Christmas, we, with some help from my in-laws, painted most of the rest of the basement, put 2 new bathtubs in upstairs, and ripped a big hole in my kitchen floor to repair a bump that was under there.  Seems like we did more though….  Along that line, last night I finished painting the last bedroom, and Travis put tile down in my laundry um….closet? corner? nook-under-the-stairs?

So then we had Christmas where we went to the coast and spent it with Trav’s family for a week, and I had my birthday, and then we had New Years, and then we rennovated some more, then Trav went back to work, and so did I and just like that we’re back into the swing of things.  It’s pretty exciting to get some stuff done on the house – finally – I feel like I should start a rennovation blog to show you all our hard work. 

But here’s my excuse — when normal people have put in a full day, and then have some time in the evening to play, blog, watch tv, do what they want, I’m painting (or sometimes watching tv – I confess).  Or helping with hardwood floors.  Did you know that I know how to use a sliding compound mitre saw?  And a tile scriber?  And a tile saw (though I’m sure I’ll lose a finger with that one).  And, I’m getting to be the best painter around.

Anyways, work is calling — real work that I actually get paid for, so I’m going to go for now, but I promise a really good Christmas story to come….. when I get some time!  😉