We have accomplished a good deal already, having finished the roof and the majority of exterior painting. We have also completed a bunch of projects in the kitchen and survived a bit of a sewer fiasco (the city disconnected the sewer line to the house last year when redoing the street just north of the house, a little issue we discovered when the water table rose early this summer).
During all of this chaos, however, I found myself looking for a happy place, a room that was at least almost done. So, instead of doing something more useful, like fighting the ongoing battle with the weeds in the landscaping, I spent an afternoon playing in the butler's pantry, organizing and reorganizing the shelves. A waste of time? Probably for most people. But, it made me feel better. It also gives me something to post on here. Pictures of other projects will follow shortly, I promise.
So, welcome to my happy place.
It is a small start, but it is a start.