Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The mess has begun!!!

Yesterday it all started with a bang! I thought they would just start measuring up but when we got home - only 5 hours after they started - we were shocked by how much they've done in such a short time!!! The entire yard is on it's head! Here are a couple of shots I took yesterday:
I will try to post a few of "work in progress" shots every couple of days. This way I hope to share the joy and pain that will inevitably accompany this process with all of you.

Above all the mess and with the chaos in my head trying to keep track of everything is still an overwhelming feeling of gratitude. Although we had to cut on some of the renovations because it all just became too expensive, I am busy building my dream home! I’ve always dreamt of living in an old house with high ceilings and wooden floors. A big house with lots of character and room for all of us to live and play in.

All of this is starting to become a reality right in front of my eyes. Although I know there lies a time filled with chaos and frustration (and probably a couple of tears and fights too) ahead for us, I am so excited and can’t wait for it all to be done!

I pray that God will bless this project for us and that it will all work out the way we planned. There are so many workers busy working there right now, I also pray that they will all work safe and won’t get injured in the process.

Keep me in your thoughts and prayers – I will surely need it! :)

14 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Wow, this is soooo exciting ... I can just visualise the wooden floors and high ceilings ... wishing you many happy buiding weeks. Will be monitoring the progress closely. Warm regards

Sophia said...

Enjoy and endure for the great end results...

voodoo vixen said...

Got the t-shirt on this one Mich but I promise it so worth the misery at the end of it... keep dreaming that lovely dream and it will come true!!

caro said...

oooh that's exciting! all the best with steady progress...

jacqui said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you my friend. The end result will most definitely be worth all the mess and stress. We've redone our kitchen this year and it was a very stressful time. I thought I'd never get through it, but somehow I did and am enjoying my new haven. Looking forward to seeing the progress shots and then the final completed ones too.

SABEE said...

Good luck with this Mich, it is going to be so worth it !!!

TheDecoDetective said...

Hi Michelle, you've got a lot of things going on! How exciting that you've started the building process. You're lucky =) Hope the result of the renovation will be exactly like you wanted! Good luck!
Trudi

Michelle Ramsay said...

Good luck with the building. I know the feeling, we went through it 2 years go, but the end result is worth it.

Looking forward to the regular updates.

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Kim Watson said...

Hey Mich! Wow! you've broken ground...things are moving along swiftly! Renovations can really be stressful...take it from me, we've done it 3 times :o( Plans, plan, plans...is all I can say!

I am so happy for you that your dream is at last coming true.
Hugs...chat soon.

jacqui said...

Hi Michelle, I've tagged you on my blog!!! Pop over and have a look.....

Hugs
Jacqui

sam ellis said...

good luck ... i couldn't believe how long 6 weeks was !

but I love love love my new living area and really do every day !

have fun !

Simply-Mel said...

Oh man. I love doing renovations and building. The pain and suffering will be *so* worth it. Just keep telling yourself that!

Will be keeping an eye; can wait to see how it all pans out!

Tracy said...

Looking forward to seeing the end with you ... Building is too stressful for me and we are only building a granny flat for my mom ... going mental - one minute at a time ...

WE WILL SURVIVE - me and my meds ... tee hee ...

Enjoy the process if it means the fulfilment of a dream ...

Love, Tracy G