When I launched my website back a few months back, I was adding a new post almost every week. Whether I was giving you photography tips or showing you my client work, I was putting something up. I was being intentional and I enjoyed sharing these two topics with you all. Then, I disappeared. I have been gone for months.
Where Have I Been?
Let’s start by going back to May. My husband and I closed on a house here in The Dalles, Oregon. We were hoping to live over in Washington near White Salmon since that is where my husband’s job is located. We wanted to be close to his work. With the current housing market, we decided that it would be better for our family to be in The Dalles. Then, we decided to take on a fixer upper. This is where I have been for the last several months.
Let’s Get Real
I didn’t know what living in a house during a remodel would be like. I thought that it would be a lot of hard work, but overall easy.
I was wrong.
It has been stressful, overwhelming and exciting. Living in the middle of a mess with a toddler running around during the heat of the summer has been anything but easy. We had weeks were we had our water turned off and we had to move out. We spent hot summer days pulling weeds upon weeds and moving more dirt than I even though was possible. I didn’t know there was so much dirt in this backyard. We are living with only a subfloor on the ground, a kitchen that makes me cringe whenever I look at it and windows that don’t open. Come on people, we want airflow!
We’ve made some progress in the last couple of weeks. The yard is finally at a point that allows me to breathe a little more and to get back to doing what I love. It is still mostly dirt, but it is almost ready to throw down grass seed. We have our living room with painted walls and ceilings, shiplap up on a wall and we will soon be laying down the floor in the living room. This has given me a little hope that this is going to be finished. I hope to fill you in more on the status of the house in later posts. For now, here are a few pictures of what I am living in during this remodel.
P.S. I am not completely stress free and it is still overwhelming. This is something I am working on daily. And yes, we are eating from a cardboard table because it is easier to move around.