It seems that all we have done lately is scrape paint and sand floorboards. In Katie’s case, that is exactly what the last two weeks have consisted of! I’ve been a bit luckier in that I’ve had to go to work so my days have been a bit more varied, but after two weeks of working flat out on house stuff, we’re both a little pooped.
For the first time since settlement, today we didn’t go to the house. We’re so close to finishing the floors and starting on the walls but for the sake of our backs and our sanity, we just had to have a day off. I’m sure it’s been nice for our future neighbours to have a break from listening to us sanding too. We’re so eager to get our renovations done and move in, it’s hard not to feel anxious about taking time off. But we all need rest! We have to remind ourselves that we’re in this project for the long haul and we don’t want to burn ourselves out.
Tomorrow we’ll get back to it, refreshed and reenergised. The floors will be finished this week and (hopefully) the walls painted shortly after that! We’ve had a few questions about whether we are painting our walls before or after doing the floors. Some people suggested doing the floors first (in case the skirting boards got scuffed up during sanding) and others suggested doing the walls first, so that we wouldn’t drip paint on the floors. Both arguments made sense to us! In the end we decided to do the floors first and lay sheets down before we paint, mostly because I had three days off last weekend (which never happens) and we weren’t sure when we’d next have a few consecutive days to get the job done.
We hope all is well in your world and you are managing to find a moment to stop, catch your breath and rest. Wishing you good things for the week ahead!