So what has been happening chez McG over the past 2 years??
Well for starters, 2 years ago this house was uninhabitable *Boo
We had few walls, few floors, no stairs, no sink, no back door. Our furniture and other belongings were stored in a garage at the end of the road and we were living between my Sister's in Fife and my Brother's in Glasgow. It was a hectic and unhappy time and not one I would wish on my worst enemy. I'm glad it is very much behind us now.
In my first blog post I was priming a door - it was the first thing I painted in the house, and that was good for the soul. I remember it was freezing and we had no way of keeping warm, and no way of washing. I was wearing CSI gloves on my hands, with socks over them to try keep clean and warm. I am quite the fashion icon.
Since then we have:
- Moved home
- Brought Cat home
- Sanded most of the floors
- Finished Small's room
- Built the kitchen
- Got the majority of the electrics up and running
- Bought all the major appliances for the kitchen (we're still paying for them)
- Had the builders back to do the livingroom floor and ceiling
- Had hot water sorted.
- Fitted our shower room.
- Poured a concrete hearth, then tiled it.
- Fitted all the radiators
- About 100 other things
And all this time we kept the homemade meals coming, kept reading bedtime stories, kept home-educating, one of us has been holding down a demanding job, we've had friends and family over for dinners and birthdays, and all on a tight budget.
I think we've done rather well, so we are going to give each other a pat on the back.
During a lot of the harder work over the last year I neglected the blog a bit... soz blog lovers. Blogging isn't easy when you are cold, tired and exhausted. We did take photos and I am hoping to share more of them with you as we move on to the more enjoyable bits of renovating our home.
Thanks for joining us over the past 2 years. Knowing that you folks are out there following us makes us feel all warm and cosy inside.