Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home
Lot #9043

Friday, July 31, 2015

How do people do it?

I was very lucky to be able to take a weeks vacation after our closing. My boyfriend took two weeks. We were able to get a lot of projects done and the house is now livable. 

Had we not done that I don't know how we'd be coping. We both work and have the kids at home to care for. I work 10-11 hours a day, come home to make dinner and clean up and that leaves me about 2 hours a day to get anything done. After working all day I choose to relax on the sofa with my boyfriend for those couple of hours. 

Today was my day off and I squeezed in time with the kids and just a couple of projects. 

Hiking with the kiddos 

The roll-out garbage has been installed. We had to knock out the back half-shelf to make it fit. 

We put in motion sensing light switches in our master closet and the garage. The closet one also has a night light. Great for making our way to the restroom at night. There are no windows in the bathroom so it's DARK!

And I finally painted our powder room. Frog tape lives up to its reputation. 

The sacrifice was the kitchen didn't get cleaned and the laundry didn't get done. Now I get to spend my evening doing both. 

My suggestion to those building now... Try to get some time off to put your homes together. I would have pulled all my hair out while sitting in a pile of boxes had I not.  

Seriously, who has the time to move and put together a home while working full time?  I sure don't. 


  1. You have done such a beautiful job with your home.

  2. Awesome! I love the painting job! Very well done! And of course you know that I am a freak for light switches. Add a nightlight and you've won me over! Great work!