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Friday, March 8, 2013

Inspired by. . . getting' it done

It's been a crazy couple of weeks. I've missed having time to blog.

And I've missed YOU!

So what have I been up to. . . moving! Two moves in two weeks.

Crazy.

First a little background.

Last August we purchased a mobile home for my parents. It is structurally sound, but the interior is completely trashed. We knew we would have to gut it and start from scratch.

It was a challenge just getting it on the property.

 

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The home has a split floor plan. So our plan is to renovate the two bedrooms and bath on one end into an apartment for my dad [phase I], then complete the renovation on the rest of the home for my mother [phase II] by the end of this year 2013.

We were hoping to have dad moved in before Christmas 2012, but phase I took a little longer than we anticipated. We moved him in last weekend. We were not planning on having to move mom at the same time, but that's how it turned out.

Earlier this year, a situation arose werein my mom had to move out of her current residence by the end of February. Since her portion of the mobile home isn't scheduled to be ready until later this year we had to move her into a {semi} temporary location while we finish the renovations. Not ideal. The cabin we moved her into is a two-room cabin vs. a three bedroom home. So we've been scrambling to find storage for most of her furniture, etc.

Needless to say, moving her was a bit more involved than moving my dad! In fact, moving my dad wasn't a big deal at all. The hard work was getting his portion of the mobile home ready!

One of the reasons that this took longer than we anticipated was the bathroom.

 

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My dad uses a walker most of the time and we had to make sure that the bathroom was accessible and safe for him. Building his shower has been the biggest part of the renovation, to date.

 

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The home's floor-plan is designed with a large room on one end. Perfect for dad's living area, and temporary kitchen set-up until we can complete the remodel of his second {bed} room. So there has been a lot of moving and organizing going on around here!

I've been hoping things will return to normal soon. But then, what is normal anyway?

Daylight savings time begins on March 10th, so Spring is on the way. I've seen subtle signs around the Hill Country. Lot's of little baby lambs and goats stumbling around, learning how to walk. They are beyond adorable! I'm dying to snap some pictures of them for my Easter cards! {Easter is early this year – March 31st!!}

 

What signs of Spring have you seen this week?

Have a wonder-filled day!

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1 comment:

  1. what a beautiful bath reno... and we are enjoying the pear blooms

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