It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had the opportunity to sit down and blog. My home is still under renovation from the leak we had but it’s getting closer to completion. My home will look entirely different once complete. I like that though. I like the ability to start things over with a clean slate. Our home seemed unfriendly and too dark before. We had black hardwood floors and black furniture in every room. I’ve decided to cover the entire house with white carrara marble. Every floor is shiny and bright and the tile goes up a third of the bathroom walls, giving it a super fancy look. Once it’s all completed I’ll be sure to post before and after photos. We decided to remove the pre-fab tub and shower in our master bathroom and had someone build a custom two person shower with four shower heads. It came out really well and I’m excited to share the results with everyone. During this whole floor renovation, I’ve been working my booty off in my garden. I’m replacing all the wood mulch with synthetic turf so I’ve been shoveling mulch into our garden waste bin every week in an effort to get rid of it all. I’ve also added some new additions to the garden including some Japanese cucumbers and Goldenfinger bananas. A few trees gave us a harvest of donut peaches and plums and we were also able to enjoy our first harvest of tomatoes. I’m excited to keep adding more yummy fruits and veggies in our backyard. After the floors and bathrooms are completed my next big project is my kitchen cabinets, which I plan on refacing myself. We purchased all new kitchen appliances and a washer/dryer combo and our cabinets and counters look super outdated and icky. I want to fix all the woodwork on my own and get nice new counter tops and a backsplash put in. Owning a home is a never ending project, but I love being able to customize everything so much!
As if social distancing and quarantine wasn’t difficult enough… imagine having to leave your home with two kiddos in tow (one a special needs toddler) because your home is suddenly infested with mold and becomes uninhabitable. Well, that happens to be the scenario myself and my family were recently thrown into. Unbeknownst to us, we had a leak in our master bathroom shower area and it caused one hell of a mess inside our walls and underneath our floors. We’ve also all developed breathing issues which we now know can be attributed to living in a mold infested environment. They have to open up and demolish roughly half of our home including both bathrooms and our oldest son’s bedroom. It’s a big headache and a big bill. We’re going to have to get all new drywall, flooring, bathroom fixtures, etc. We won’t even be able to return home for about a month. Luckily, insurance hooked us up with a nice AirBNB. So, in lieu of our crappy situation we got put up in a lovely 5 acre estate with a pool and spa. It’s a nice way to continue our quarantine even if we are driving back and forth to move all of our belongings into our temporary residence. So, in short, I won’t be able to game or access internet too much. I’m running off DSL in the wine country so it’s pretty unreliable and slow. Stay safe, everyone! ❤