This room is a true project. At this point we are just making it an entry but our long term goal is to cut out the three big windows and make that the front door.
I am behind on posts. The whole remodeling a house, getting a puppy, and life have my plate a little full. Sorry. Every year we carve pumpkins, eat pumpkin chili and see who has the best pumpkin. This year we decided to have it at the shop since the house is not really ready for company and it was supposed to rain the night we were carving.
When I look at the starting pictures of this house the first thing I do is smell the horrible cat/dog pee smell that encrusted the house!
I was going to wait till we finished to start updating, but it is taking longer than expected (which has anyone ever done a remodel that doesn't) So I will start sharing updates. Hopefully when I finish with the updates we will have a room to actually show. Our favorite show in Australia was The Block. All the constestents get a dump of a building that has tons of potential and then each week they compete to complete an area. The first show in the week is showing their work and the second show of the week is the reveal So.....here is the first show for the living room :) Enjoy!
WOW! All the people who reached out to us last week. Thank you so much. We for sure felt and are feeling the love. One of the things that just kept coming up throughout the week was the amount of people who were secretly going through the same thing, but not telling anyone. I can not tell you how many private messages I got and still getting telling me they had just lost their baby, they were in the same boat, or they had been there, but so many were followed up with how brave we were laying it all out there, wished they could tell people, or they wished they wouldn't have gone through it alone. I had school in-service the week before, and this video kept ringing in my head as I read all the messages.
How would we treat people differently if we really knew what was going on? I know there are so many friends and family going through things, but are not as much of an open book as I am. It is easy to love on people who share everything, but please pray for all those friends who are suffering silently and not ready to share their news.