A few weeks ago I tweeted "Why do people put their marriages through house renovations?" I was being a bit over-dramatic but there is also some truth to my complaint. The process of buying a house and moving is already a stressful thing to deal with, and we decided to top it off with becoming landlords to two apartments and also renovating the one we moved into. It has been fun to see a somewhat sad little space become more friendly and inviting (and nicer smelling). It has also challenged me in many ways. We have had to depend on the hospitality of our friends, the generosity of our family and the hope of some time off in the near future. I have wanted to prove that we could handle this all on our own, but have realized that's silly. We need our friends and family to help us and we couldn't have accomplished what we have without them. I am so grateful to the thoughtful people we have in our life!
Here are some pictures of where we are at, we aren't finished yet, but we are getting close!