This week has been a major roller coaster ride.
My husband and I have been going back and forth about selling our home. We needed to do some repairs and cleaning. Our living room carpet was nasty (no amount of shampooing could fix that.) We have one bathroom. We don't have enough bedrooms. We'd like a bigger back yard for our kids to play in. And a quiet street would be nice.
Lets begin the roller coaster. This is the part where we go up.
My sisters come to tear out carpet. UP!
Oh, look! Its hardwood floors underneath! Up! Yippee!
Wait a minute! What are these two gaping holes in the floor, covered with plywood? Down! Nooooo!
My three year old jumps off the bed and breaks her arm! Down! AAAAhhh!
The doctor at the urgent care recommends us to go to Primary Children's emergency! Down! Noooo!
The doctor at Primary's says the break is not so bad. We won't need surgery! UP! Hooray!
But we still have an emergency room copay to pay! Nooooooo!
Rather than try to fix the gaping holes in the living room floors with real hardwood, we decide to laminate it. (This is the part of the roller coaster ride where you just going even and smooth. Just a breather.)
We find some very inexpensive laminate that looks great! Up! Hooray!
My sisters are able to borrow some saws from a friend. We don't have to buy a miter saw! Up! Hooray!
We end up installing a new AC in the van! Hooray!
We pay for the AC. Booo!
It takes all day, but we install the whole living room and hallway! Hooray! (I am so sorry if we woke any of our neighbors with the sounds of the power saws. We got done shortly before 1:00A.M.)
All in all it has been a very exciting week.
The image I'm showing today I think goes well with the way I feel. This is the process I go through when I have work with a client.
First I do a few sketches.