It’s safe to say that 2013 was the least productive year in our home renovation history. Here’s an itemized list of our top excuses for not making much progress in the past year, interspersed with a few shots of our modest progress. Thanks for checking in, and stay tuned for the master bath reveal (project has been finished for oh, 3 months?! Sorry)
1. Progress! We sanded, repaired and stained the master bath floors.
2. Progress! Painted walls, light fixtures installed; a finished bathroom, minus a mirror that was added this summer.
3. I was given the go-ahead to resume gym workouts last spring, for the first time since being diagnosed with lupus 4 years ago. I am so grateful to be capable of exercising without severe limitations, AND that this is my view at the gym.
4. We joined the local Rod and Gun club, and had fun shooting skeets and targets over a few weekends this spring and fall. We’re looking forward to our Hunter Ed course coming up later this month.
5. My parents visited! Fergus loved meeting them, climbing on them, jumping on them, etc. etc.
6. We spent most weekends at the cabin this summer, which meant that no renovations were made at the house. No regrets!!
7. We also spent a couple spring and summer weekends at dog shows. Fergus received his Canadian Championship title on the day he turned 10 months! He *IS* pretty cute.
8. My longest/oldest (she is neither tallest nor eldest of my friends) /best friend since we were 3 visited me in St. John’s for a whole WEEK this summer! We had an incredible time, and I hope we can do it every year.
9. Back to school! More accurately, STILL in school. I am in a new program, and love being back in the classroom, even if it IS every day of the week.
10. A beautiful fall, with too many hikes to count.
11. Progress! We sanded the third floor hallways, primed and painted, and stripped the laminate to expose the original pine floors. Watch the blog for updates on this space.
12. Christmas! Last year we didn’t have a tree for the first time, because we were expecting Fergus on Boxing Day (when we escaped to the cabin for a couple weeks). We took it down on Old Christmas Day- a Newfoundland tradition.
13. We celebrated New Years Eve at the cabin for a 6th year in a row. This time last year, Fergus was a tiny, new inclusion, and Penny wasn’t sure if she liked him. Flash forward one year, and they are best friends.