Today is an exciting day at our cottage, not that I’m currently there to experience it.  For now, I’m stranded at a local hotel.  Why?  Today, BeachBoy is putting the finish on the floors!

Here is what they looked like when I left this morning.  I escaped just before he broke out the fumes. (He looked adorable in his mask, by the way, and I’m certain he was playing DarthVader.)

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(It’s worth noting that this is the first time the breakfast room window has ever (no, really….ever) been opened.  BeachBoy broke out the crow bar because he was so desperate for ventilation.  I’m pretty sure it’s ruined, but it’s as old as the house, so…..)

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(This isn’t where the fridge will stay, but it’s the best he could move it on his own.  (I’m of no help at the moment.)  For now, he’ll finish all around it.  Once the floors cure, he’ll move it and finish that area.  Classy.  But, we’re in a pinch.  The fridge actually goes on the left hand wall.)

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For me, this has been the most exciting step so far.  I think it’s because I know that once the floors have cured, we can start putting in CABINETS.  Oh, happy day!

I’ve braced myself for the fact that the details themselves won’t be done.  For now, I’ll just be thrilled to have doorless cabinets in the room.  That’s so much more than this momma could ever have imagined.

34+ weeks….time is running short, and there’s a house to reclaim and a nursery to start!  Really, who needs cabinet doors and trim?? Not me!

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It’s all in the details….my sanity, that is.

If there’s one thing I’ve found to be true throughout this process it’s that details keep me going.  When progress stops, contractors fail, and all hope seems lost, I can easily lose myself in revisiting the details that will *someday* fill the kitchen…the nursery…the house.

Somehow, that calms my nerves, eases the tension, and leaves me ready to face the next day.

Give me a pencil and a sheet of graph paper, and I’m set.

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Here’s a look at where we are now.  Beachboy has about 4 feet to go until all three spaces have flooring.  Alas, work won’t resume again until Monday.  This weekend brings with it out of town guests.  That leaves us just a few fleeting weekends to go.  8 weeks until we’re “due.”  I’m hoping for a late baby.  How often do you hear a momma say THAT?

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It took a full 12 hours, but we bought, loaded, and unloaded the cabinets.  The house now looks like an Ikea warehouse.

Let the building begin!