Saturday Open Thread

June 30, 2012

It’s the weekend, y’all!

And today marks the start of our home renovation/construction project. Why on a Saturday? Because the city finally granted our building permits, and we are hoping to have all of this done by Aug. 1, when BIL and his family will come visit. Remodeled master bath, an additional bedroom and den, plus new carpets and baseboards throughout the house. Now I’m sitting here thinking, who the f*ck are we kidding?!

Things kick off today with the demolition of our master bathroom. Last night we dropped the kids off with my parents, where things will hopefully be more quiet and calm.

What’s that feeling in the pit of my stomach? Oh yes, a mixture of excitement and sheer dread. I have never lived in a home while it is being renovated. We had our kitchen redone, but that was before we moved into the house. And even then, it was pretty stressful. So any tips, advice, and calming vibes are greatly appreciated!

Any funny/inspiring/dreadful renovation stories to share? What are you up to this weekend? Chat away!