We are 14 days into the renovation and have 14 days left in our apartment. Let the countdown begin.
The contractor came to spackle for the first time yesterday. They are super quick and are doing a great job. Only problem? They are very sketchy. I am almost positive the one guy has been in jail. Facial tattoos and a weird personality. I honestly don’t care as long as they do a good job and are done in the timeframe they promised!
I started packing up a bit more stuff. Anything I don’t think we will use in the next two weeks is going into boxes. Our apartment is a wreck with things pulled out from everywhere. It reminds me of the end of each year at college when I had to empty out my dorm room; this is only 100x worse. I think next time we move I am going to hire someone to do the packing and moving, even if it costs me a limb.
One thing I have learned so far is that moving and renovating is messy. When you do both at the same time, it creates double the mess. I have learned to just toss my hands in the air and give up. I am learning to live in the chaos and the mess, even if it does kill a part of my soul. This process will make me appreciate an organized and clean house so much more. I can’t wait for that day. I just keep repeating, “soon, Jean, soon.”
This upcoming week’s goal is to start painting and finishing. I will be setting up “painting parties” for each night/day we are painting (AKA come help me paint and I will reward you with beer and food).