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Hey there everyone!  I can’t believe that April 16th was the last time you heard from me.  HOLY man, I can’t even tell you about the craziness that was the last few months.  I hate that I haven’t even had the time or, if I did, the energy to write for so long… much less do any art or allow any creativity into my life.

New door and windows.

New door and windows.
Renos are fun… 😛

Last time I left you we were waiting on the sale of my house.  Well, we DID sell it and we HAVE moved and renovations have taken over my life ever since.  You wouldn’t believe the speed in which we had to do everything.  Example: we found out the house sold less than a month before the new owners wanted possession, we had to drive 3 hours back and forth over the course of a couple of weeks to try and get the new place ready for us (as in, I had to put in a new floor and rip a TONS of stuff out of here before we could move our stuff in), we also were given only 3 days notice from the moving company as they were very booked up and were fitting us in.  After going crazy beginning renovations down here and packing at the old place, the movers in all of their glory showed up to our place on moving day, looked around, and told us that they weren’t going to move us!!  We were absolutely flummoxed (yes I just used that word… It is the only one that best describes how we felt)!  SO, we ended up having to secure a U-Haul and move ourselves.  With only 3 people to move us out, myself, my husband and his dad, I can tell you, THAT was a job and a half.  Thankfully we had a couple more hands unloading on this end.  ANYWAY, since we moved in, cleaned the other house and *sort of* settled here, we have spent nearly every day finishing floors, tiling, fixing walls, painting, painting and more painting (NOT the fun kind).  We are still not finished but I decided today that enough is enough, I MUST blog NOW, so here I am.

Although I have had zero time for creativity to take me under it’s wing, I suppose I could say that I have made some attempts at being creative with the renos. The tile surround that I did for the bathtub looks kind of artsy, or at least I think its pretty.

Completed tiling project

When this was finished and we could start showering in our own house after 2 months it felt like HEAVEN!

Completed tiling project

Completed tiling project
Looks pretty nice, eh?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have played around with the paneling on the walls a little so it’s not the same old boring up and down stuff (which looks nice but when you are putting it EVERYWHERE it gets a little tedious).  I have played with designs for our trims, etc. though I had yet to add them into the house.  Despite all of this I have really been missing my art, my colours… I need colour back in my life and I swear, ANY day now, I am going to get it!  I am about 4 hours away from completing our art studio (give or take depending on how many more coats of paint I have to add to the walls… Painting white over navy blue walls is, um, really quite horrible).  Once that studio is finished nobody is going to see me for a week.  I would say longer but 2 weeks from now I have to be in Winnipeg sooooo I SHOULD try to get a bit more done before that.  Let’s see how that goes.  😛

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