blood, sweat and tears

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Ok, so there was no actual blood shed during this project (at least not that I am aware of) – but sweat happened and tears happened.   Jake did the sweating (along with my parents) and I cried a lot over the last 4 months.

Remember back when I posted this:

Our bedroom had severe water damage from a leak in the chimney that had been ongoing for years, and we were trying to figure out what to do, and the best course of action to take.   Well I’m happy to say that after 4 months exactly, we woke up this morning in OUR bedroom, in our bed, with everything intact.

After the realization that baby girls due date was coming in fast and quick, and the chimney repair just being completed last week, we knew we had to buckle down and finish.  Well, being 35 weeks pregnant – I’m kinda limited to what I can do heavy lifting/painting/etc wise.  So, we called in reinforcements.  Less than 24 hours after my plea for help, my parents drove down from NC to help.  Between Friday-Sunday morning they managed to knock out finishing up the drywall, then painting, then laying the wood floor.  The latter took the most time.  We were also able to move all the furniture back into the room!    Dad also helped Jake carry the baby’s dresser upstairs to her room, as it is has been “living” in our office since we got it in early October (before everything happened).   Now this week, Jake is going to paint her room, so that we can begin to get it set up and hopefully be able to “relax” some before her due date (if you know us and know our family, it’s sort of laughable that I say relax, because we are always busy!).

Here are some peeks at the process (I only helped here and there, as noticed by my socks in a few photos, I had to “stand in” certain places while they hammered or locked things in place.   Also, Chip and Jo got nothing on my mama & daddy.  They are rock stars for sure, and even my kids got in on the action!


Here is what it looked like when we went to bed last night:


There are still a few things left to put up, and items to find where they were stuck during the chaos;  But to be back in OUR space – I slept better than I had in months.   My only challenge was when I got up around 1:30 to go to the bathroom, I sat up and my feet didn’t touch the floor and I was a little confused for a moment.  Jake whispered “be careful” and I was good.  Going from sleeping on our mattress on the floor to our actual mattress on a bedframe while pregnant = so much better!

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