We are racing a baby clock, people! If Baby Girl cooks as long as she’s supposed to, she’ll be here in a little over 5 weeks. And we are thisclose to finishing the renovation, relatively speaking (since we started the day after Christmas of 2015). If all goes well, we’ll be wrapped up in about a week or two — and I’m hoping down to my toes that it all does go well.
What’s left? We need to install the kitchen countertops and appliances, touch up a few spots with paint, let the new hardwood floors cure, and get our fireplace stone & mantle installed. I know it sounds like a lot, but in the grand scheme of things it’s just a tiny little list at this point. And if that all happens over the next couple of weeks and baby girl stays put until around her due date, that means we’ll have a few weeks to clean the house and just prepare for her arrival. Cross every finger you have for us!
I mostly can’t believe that we’re approaching the end, because this has been going on for 8 long months at this point. Henry thinks that our contractor is part of the family. (And I actually think that when he’s not coming around every day any more, the poor kid is going to be heartbroken.) I’ll just be so, so glad to have our house put back together, with floors that don’t have drywall dust on them and a couch that isn’t covered in plastic in the corner. I can’t believe it’s actually going to happen soon. Countdown is on, y’all. xoxo