I haven’t written a post since August 1st when I finished up my Bits-of-Joy in July and returned from my road-trip. The next morning I prepared to return the rental car — only to find it had been hit during the night. Fortunately, the person filed a police report but my ‘joy’ was tested.
I allowed myself the day to read and re-invigorate before facing the daunting task of tiling the bathroom tub surround. The plumber had removed a portion of the wall to replace pipes and install a new faucet weeks ago.
I allowed my trepidation to percolate while I traveled round trip to New York to move my son home, removed wallpaper and painted four rooms, met regularly with 54 clients (remotely), offered daily blog posts throughout July, and traveled round trip to California. Nothing left to do – except face the inevitable bathroom project!
I must say that I’m proud of myself. The work is certainly not perfect — but the bathroom will soon be both refreshed and usable – with a few crooked tiles.
What began at the end of May as a ‘summer house flipping’ project to relocate my husband and me to the main floor to re-purpose upstairs to welcome our eldest son (21) home – and continuing housing an international student from China. Apart from sorting and storing the tools that are inhabiting the basement, and hanging some photos, my 2018 summer to-do list is complete!
How about you? Did you have a summer to-do list? Have you made any progress?