16 September 2015

A Bit Overwhelmed

It’s been over a month since school started and we have, more or less, established routines.  That’s good.  Still, there are the ‘specials,’ like overnight camps, parent-teacher consultations, information nights, chess tournaments, orienteering meets, Outward Bound, Team Fear… You’d think that I’d be a pro at managing these by now, but I am getting a bit frazzled working these in between Cub Scout meetings, after-school activities, and home renovation.

Home renovation.  At least three months of living somewhere else while our place will be gutted, torn, and stripped.  On the one hand, I am excited, but boy, it’s also overwhelming.  Meeting with designers and contractors, getting all these ideas, praying and hoping that they keep to schedule, that they do a fantastic job.  Looking for short-term rentals.  Deciding on choices that we will have to literally live with.  Fun, but a kind of gritting-your-teeth kind of fun.

So.  I will try to post at the very least once a week for Wednesday Around the World, but beyond that, I might not be here much. I will still try to visit you guys as much as I can, though to keep up with your goings-on and to check out your lovely photos!


(Also linking with Little Things Thursday)


Tamar SB said...

oh my! a renovation holds so much promise but also so much "oy!" good luck!

Amy Franks said...

I do remember those days of when my 3 were growing up, it was very busy indeed so don't feel guilty, your children have to come first :-)

carolina rico said...

Oh no.... definitely overwhelming! I am an architect so I know exactly what you are talking about... hang in there!

CountryMouse said...

It sounds like life is a bit busy at the moment and I hope your house is ready soon for you to enjoy living in. We hope to build or renovate a house one day as our family home. Even now we discuss what we like and want which hopefully will make the decision making easier down the track. Beautiful blooms and nice perspective. I hope you take time out to breath every now and again.

Kim Cunningham said...

We aren't remodeling, but I am feeling very much the same way as you right now. I was telling someone recently that I thought things would get easier as the kids got older, but they just have more involvement and need me so much more this year!

LPC said...

Best of luck for you renovation! Lots of work but lots of joy and satisfaction when it's done!

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