My home is being remodeled to "fix" all the previous "homeowner's versions of DIY." Miles of abandoned electrical wire were removed as well as abandoned boxes. Plumbing lines were re-arranged for the new kitchen layout and new appliances. Obviously I've been watching way too much Property Brothers. I'm sure glad Mike Holmes did not see what we're having to do.
My husband never cared for the soft, spongy floor nor the fact that a ball wold roll across it. It seems the back part of the house is 1 1/2" higher than the front. All sub-flooring was removed, and we could see why areas were spongy. You will notice their idea of sub-flooring. Pieces of flooring thrown about with sawdust to fill in the empty spaces. Well, all that is gone. The entire main floor was stripped to the framing. The floor joists were shored up and leveled as was the ceiling so the cabinets would be level. The previous cabinets were staggered so you didn't notice how out of level everything was.
My cabinets will arrive in 8-10 weeks. Then it's another six weeks for the granite tops. Meanwhile, my wonderful husband (with the aide of the plumber and the electrician) set me up a temporary kitchen on the deck. The entire thing was enclosed in visquine and portable heaters set about. As it is a warm spring, high 40's, it is very comfortable. The water freezes occasionally at nights but is thawed within an hour of use.
New fabric is arriving daily. I can cut some now after having my right hand reconstructed (remodeled :) as well. I am finishing up a gorgeous black and white quilt with splashes of green. I think I will add an inner border of lemon yellow to go with the centers on the snowdrops (flowers).
We are all preparing for Brenda Clyde's Spring Mystery. Clues will start arriving April 7th. She will be posting videos for each one. This way we will have all our sets ready to go together the first Saturday in May. Love these classes. get to see all my quilting friends, eat lots of good food and become inspired by the varieties of colors and fabrics. Hope to see you there. If not, stop by the shop on your way to Homer.