If this tackle is ever done, I will fall over with relief…
We are trying to get ready. We are running out of time. The tackle is nowhere near finished.
So – for those of you who don’t know what this monster tackle is – we are trying to tackle renovating both Susan’s house and my house to make room for the babies and our new au pairs. In total, we have six rooms that we are working on. Susan gave a detailed list of the tackle in a tackle post two weeks ago. (In short, at my house we are building two rooms – one for Jackson and one for the au pair – and getting Jackson’s old room ready for the baby. At Susan’s, we are moving the office for our business downstairs, changing the old office space into a room for the au pair and getting Julia’s room ready to share with their new baby.)
And time is running out.
The problem is that we simply don’t have enough time to work on the projects. The stores and 5 Minutes for Mom keep Joan, Susan and I so busy, and Susan and I are both feeling so tired with our pregnancies, that during the week we barely get to work on the projects. And when we only have a handful of weeks left, it is a little concerning!
Honestly – to take pictures of it all would make this post too long and take too much time. And looking at it all at once is just too depressing!
But to give you a feel for the chaos, here is what Jackson’s new room looks like right now. We have removed the desk, computers, filing cabinet etc. But we need to finish getting everything out, paint the walls, build the furniture (gotta love the extra work of buying from Ikea) and get all his stuff moved in.
In the basement, you will see where all the files have ended up. We have moved the filing cabinet down here, but I just haven’t got all the files back in it yet. And you can see a bunch of other chaos of unsorted scrapbook stuff, moved boxes, furniture etc.
If this looks depressing, times it by ten! Every room in my house seems to look like this right now. I didn’t even show you the pictures of the other areas of the tackle!
We haven’t even begun to move our office at Susan’s house down to her basement. (The contractor is still finishing with the work over there, building the new wall and door frame.)
Oh – and did I mention nothing is painted yet? We haven’t even picked out the paint yet! Oh.My.Word.
These babies are due early in October. Let’s hope they aren’t too early…
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