Comments: What Happens When You Are in the Middle of a Big Renovation?

Yowch - the last thing you want to hear about during renovations are surprises! I suppose if nobody had them then there would not be an HGTV channel.

I don't know how you take care of that, homeschooling 2, tending a pre-K and an infant, but God bless you. You're an inspiration for us lower-energy creatures.

Posted by Marc V at January 4, 2007 11:36 AM

Marc, I don't know how you guys manage to take in 3 extra kidlets and keep up with everything you do.

I guess one gets used to whatever needs to be done.

Posted by Jordana at January 4, 2007 11:37 AM

What a month, Jordana!
I always say that moving into fixer uppers is like having babies. Later, you vaguely remember that there was agony involved, but all that fades away when you have a lovely end result.

It must be true, or we might have to stop getting new houses and babies!

Posted by Meredith at January 4, 2007 02:18 PM

I'm guessing you're looking forward to a bigger house for your kidlets to stretch out in. Currently we have 3 boys in one bedroom. For both holidays and weekends we had rainy weather and muddy yard, so extended time in a relatively small house has been a challenge for us.

I would have liked snow, but as warm as it has been this winter I don't know when we'll even have a chance for that. Maybe those tree-huggers are on to something after all ... ha!

And yes, you do do what has to be done for the kidlets (uh oh, did I just say doodoo?). I have seen examples of parents literally giving up, and it's not pretty.

Posted by Marc V at January 4, 2007 02:23 PM

Hmmmm. Dying Volvo. Probably needs a $10 part you can find on ebay. Why is this reminding me of something?

Posted by skinnydan at January 5, 2007 08:24 AM

I wish, Dan. I wish. It needs a new air compressor which some how drives the power steering. Justin can do without air conditioning, and in fact has been for years, since there has been a freon leak (don't tell the EPA). But now it won't drive at all. And the electrical system has a short in it, so the windows won't roll down any more, which makes going without a/c harder.

Posted by Jordana at January 5, 2007 08:31 AM