We are all battling the flu in the house. Josh took his first sick day in maybe…ever? He is a big believer in powering through. The last time Josh & I were this sick was pre-Ben when we were living in Boston right after we had both started the South Beach Diet. Apparently carbs also help you overcome the flu because without them, it lasted two weeks. The only highlight of that illness was it became the skinniest either of us had been in YEARS. Let’s just say it is still our bench mark.
Unfortunately, we will not re-achieve that low this time around which really just makes this flu a waste.
In my lying on the couch contemplating death time I’ve had, I have been able to organize the house stuff a bit.
Things accomplished in the past month of weekend warrior home ownership (we don’t actually move in until March):
-new mailbox installed
-keypad code changed on garage door (old owners didn’t bother to pass along the old code- thanks)
-installed all new locks on doors including door that was locked with no key!
-exterminator gives all clear on mice
-got our first oil delivery ($700 later-ugh)
-painted bens room
-painted all closets
-painted guest bathroom
-installed three (3!!?!) Elfa closets including one walk-in that should count as three by itself
-picked paint for master bath and two other bedrooms
-survived a snow storm with no snowblower
-put together one ikea bedside table and about 10 lamps
-picked a living room rug
-picked a contractor!!
Things we still need to do in the next month:
-pick final bedroom paint color
-paint 3 bedrooms and a bathroom
-move the rest of our boxes/furniture
-buy a snowblower
-order cabinets for in-law suite
-install towel bars in all bathrooms
-change hardware in master bathroom
Things we realized we can’t do and need to hire someone:
-install light in the foyer
-install new fan in guest bath
Soooo. I think it’s coming along. The painting may kill me though I’d this flu doesn’t.