I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve sat down to post. We’re definitely still here and things are going well. We had a great vacation a couple of weeks ago and little Savannah is doing great! I’ll post more about those things later.
Kevin and I have been trying to get some home improvement projects marked off our list this summer. After replacing the front door and getting a storm door installed, we’ve spent the past couple of months saving up for this recent one. We love screened in porches, but we always knew we’d need the extra square footage at some point, so we decided not to invest any money into it since we’ve been in this house. While I was tempted to purchase some new or used porch furniture, we held off and just left it alone. We did enjoy it some in the spring and fall, but our furniture consisted of beach chairs – lol!
We really felt like now was the time to make our move and finally get it enclosed and convert it to livable space. We plan to use it as a home office for our computer and book cases. Right now, our home office doubles as a guest room, so it’s very tight quarters in that particular room. We’re excited to have some extra square footage and get it organized!
From what Kevin says, the contractor will begin the siding tomorrow and then move on to the insulation and drywall. He hopes to be finished by the end of the week! Kevin and my father will be taking over the project from there. They plan to put in the wood floor and do all the trim work. Then, after all that, the fun part really begins – decorating! Actually, we’ll have to wait and see how the budget looks before we make any of those plans.
I don’t know about you, but I love doing work on my house. It’s so therapeutic, and it’s one thing I wish we could have done right after we lost Andrew. There is something so nice about being able to accomplish something concrete when your life seems out of control, but we just didn’t have the money then. I’m so thankful we are able to get this done now though. I’ll keep you posted on the progress!