Monday, March 5, 2012

restore, renew, improve

i am so completely and admittedly high maintenance. i refuse to go camping, like, outdoors, because i really need to have a shower every day. and i'd prefer to wear at least a little makeup every day.

despite my decidedly high maintenance nature, i love to remodel things. i like to demolish and refurbish and refine something into what my vision for that thing is.

i know i get this from my dad. growing up, dad remodeled pretty much the entire house we lived in. sis and i grew up in a pretty small house...a laundry room, a kitchen, a side room/toy room, a living room, two bedrooms, and a bathroom. however, mom and dad worked very hard to make sure that we had a very presentable house. and dad did this by doing things himself. he would rewire, resurface, remove, redrywall, repaint, and rethink everything in that house until it was not only in his vision, but it was done properly. we watched "this old house" every saturday!

this has been instilled in me. i try to do as much as i can do in my own home. i have hung drywall, mudded, sanded, painted, and even used powertools!

jay and i are preparing to embark on a new adventure with our back porch. it's a screen room, really, but it's going to be a really sweet hangout when we're all done. can't wait to get started. can't wait to get filthy and demolish and make it clean and beautiful and build it up again.

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