Monday, January 8, 2018

A New Year Already

  Ugh. I totally failed at the goals I had set for myself. Biggest was to complete my Everlasting Wreath Quilt. Excluding half blocks & 1/4 or 1/8 side blocks, I lack 11 getting the blocks done. ELEVEN. I'm in meltdown mode & nothing I touch seems to come out right. So I'm not touching. Piddling here & there. Moving lots of STUFF around.

  We are going to be starting a home office build. Not sure if this will be our last big home improvement or not. I mean...what's left to do???? Other than carpet, or new counters...Nothing else really needs "doing". We don't actually NEED a home office, but it sure would be great to have one! We have the space too. We will, again, be taking an unfinished area off the upstairs family room and turn it into an office. A window & closet as well. Technically? It COULD be a bedroom, only we don't need a bedroom & we are not calling it a bedroom. It is an office.

  We will be starting from scratch. Right now it's floor joists (or ceiling joists depending on what floor you're standing in...) and insulation. No flooring. Nothing. No wiring, no lighting. it will be another BIG undertaking. I imagine this will be our last? I mean, Prince Charming is retiring the end of June, there's no way we'll be able to afford construction expenses after he retires. We shall see. I'm in as good of shape as I was before I broke my leg. So there's no reason to think we shouldn't get it done in under 6 to 8 months. having a home office will certainly go a long way to hiding some of the mess I have spread out for "work". since I work from home most days, I will be the one using it the most.

Well - if you are a regular reader, I'm sorry you waited so long for a blog post. No promises, but I sure hope to do better this year!

Next post I'll show you some applique blocks I started before Thanksgiving. I need 32.