Friday, May 4, 2012

Anxiously waiting

It's been awhile since I last posted about our home repairs.  My hubby finished work on a neighbor's home, went canoeing and started a new career as a part-time plumber... our home repairs have been on hold.  

Larry retired in February, but wanted a part-time job following his retirement.  He has done volunteer handyman charity work for years, focusing the past three years on plumbing.  What a change from being a scientist to being a plumber, but I think he is going to like it.  

OK now for the updates...

Once upon a time our living room looked basically like this
(changing decor with holidays/seasons)
Then lately it looked like this

and this

and now it looks like this
the sheet rock repairs have been completed & freshly painted by my wonderful hubby, and as you can see, the living room is now crammed full as we work on the adjacent dining room

I am so thankful Larry is skilled to do all these repairs as well as saving us tons of money... but I want organization back to my home (smile).

It will be like Christmas unpacking my boxes of goodies to decorate once all is done.  

Here's our decorating thoughts... interchange the use our our adjoining living & dining rooms.  Our dining room table is too wide for our dining room, so we are contemplating moving it to north end of our living room, keep the sofa, a small chair & coffee-style table towards the south end and move the remaining furniture into the dining room to create a more secluded
reading room.

At least that is what is running through our thoughts... may not look as good or be functional, but you don't know till you try it.  Hope to share those changes with you soon.   

Thanks for your visit.  Please leave me a comment and let my know you dropped by.
Enjoy your day, Tami



  1. You are so fortunate to have a handy man husband. Change can be fun...can't wait to see the finish.

  2. I love reading rooms - I think your idea is a good one. Looking forward to seeing it when finished! Three cheers for Larry!

  3. The ideas sound brillant and I can visualize it............

  4. Wow -- white walls and everything looks very fresh! Your husband has been working hard -- and so have you. I can't wait to hear how you like your new arrangement! I love cozy reading nooks.