• Basement Remodel- The Before and After

    After so many long hours of working month after month, I am so excited to share with you that our basement remodel is complete! This was just a side project that was getting completed on top of normal day life. So an hour or two a night was all we had to work on it. When I say we I mean my Husband. He did 95% of the work. The other 4% was done by some of his buddies and my dad. I did about 1% of the work. I designed and then did some partial painting. I really don’t know how I got such a light work load on…

  • Basement Remodel – The Latest

    The basement remodel project has made some progress. Well it has been making progress for a while now but none of it was big visible things. Running the electrical back to the breaker box, or getting the outlets all wired are not very photo worthy. They are just the big behind the scenes things that need to get done so that we can continue on with our project. You know what is exctiting! The Drywall is almost complete! Sorry the picture is a little blurry. For some reason he didn’t want to stop working and pose for a picture. I say almost complete because we still have to tape and…

  • Basement Remodel

    Tad was gone all of last week in Minnesota, while the kids and I stayed home in Michigan. For me, the days were long and busy. Made even more busy by the fact that our dishwasher decided to stop working the day that Tad left. So all week long I was washing every dish by hand, making my evenings a bit longer. I have come to the conclusion that we use far to many dishes in a day and we need to work on that. I did notice that I had less laundry to do when Tad was gone, so that was helpful at least. The dishwasher also decided to…