I get a weekly letter from a pregnancy website, last week I was informed that I will feel the urge to nest which is pretty fortunate since we got keys to our new abode and there is so much to do!
All my weekends and a couple of weeks of holidays will be spent on all sort of house repairs, meeting builders, choosing tiles, paint, taps etc.
Last weekend was fairly productive, the house doesn’t have central heating so the only way to keep warm was being active. I have stripped the wallpaper in the living room, baby room, on the staircase and half of the bedroom while hubby dismantled a wall of wardrobes and started a number of other things.
Work in progress plus a bonus topaz fire place we discovered. This is staying for sure.
As we took a break the sun started to set and the light in the bedroom was magnificent.
There is a number of cool lamp shades in the house.
Some amazing kitchen cupboards that will be painted, the kitchen itself is a great space and it will look amazing.
The bathroom is Art Deco and we planned on a slight update but after looking at it for a while we decided it is a bit mad and not in such a great condition so we will change it. It would be impossible to install a shower and btw I refuse to own a house with separate taps. We will however try not to damage it and perhaps resell it.
The list of things to do is endless. And there is the packing of our belongings too, a box a day which so far has been successful, selling stuff on ebay, buying tools and building materials.
Must stay focused, this weekend we need to achieve:
meeting 2 builders and a plumber
stripping the rest of wallpaper in the bedroom and kitchen
removing the rest of the bedroom wardrobes
removing a corner cupboard from the kitchen and a crazy concrete shelf inside of it!
starting on the first coat for all the woodwork if possible
Hopefully the central heating, plumbing, electrics and plastering can be done next week by professionals. Watch this space for progress updates.
I have to plan meals very carefully too, it’s so easy just to have a take away but I don’t want to waste all the fruit and veg from Riverford so all kind of oven based dishes and stews are being prepared in advance. On top of that I am slowly but surely emptying my freezer and cupboards, the less we have to take with us the better.
The baby room would be the main focus for most but at the moment I only have a vague idea in my head and no time to think about it in detail. Besides the baby will be sleeping in our bedroom for some time so no rush there!