Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Home: An update

So we've gotten the keys to our new place, and renovations have already started. Our contractor is really on the ball, so everything has been moving at breakneck speed! We couldn't do much before we actually got the keys, so we've been spending the past few days running around settling things. Some days we are so busy I don't realize we're way past lunch time, and only realize I am famished when I finally start eating! 

Renovating a home has been both exciting, and exhausting. We've visited six tile companies to shop for tiles, and have had so many heated debates about this and that. Like toilet bowls. The hubby had to have this specific WC, because he watched a video that demonstrated how it could flush down 15 golf balls. However, I didn't like how it looked, so we compromised by letting him choose one WC, while I chose the other. Oh, and those tiles. Don't get me started on tiles!

Moving to a landed place has it's challenges, but it has been quite interesting learning more about all these technical things about building a home. I am looking forward to having more space for the kids, and a backyard for them to play in!

We've had to bring along the kids with us for errands when my parents were not available to babysit, and Baby J basically follows me everywhere I go. Going anywhere with four has been a challenge, and sometimes we resort to letting them play games on the phone, so that they don't run wild in the house that is now filled with debris and all manner of construction material.

The kids are excited about the new home, but are also worried about their drawings and toys. "Will we get to bring these over?" is a common question these days. Whatever the case, I'm taking this opportunity to declutter our stuff, so watch out for our moving house sale (probably on IG) soon!

I don't enjoy the craziness during this period. It feels like we're so busy, it's hard to breathe! But I know that things would go back to their regular rhythms, as the dust literally settles. Meanwhile, I'm looking forward to sorting out our very long to-do list!


  1. Hang in there... you are doing great!
    I can't wait to see more reveals of your new home :)

  2. So very blessed to have so much space!

  3. Can't wait to see how you're doing up your new place Justina :)Looking forward to it.

  4. Hey! I am actually a new reader of your blog and I gotta say I am absolutely loving it. Thought I should drop a comment just to thank you for sharing your life as a sahm cause it truly inspired and pushed me to be a more positive sahm. Having just two kids (1 newborn, yikes!) has been stressing me out but looking at your life makes me feel really positive and optimistic about everything. Thanks! Looking forward to reading more of your posts. :)



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