Many may be wondering to what do I owe my absence from blogging in 2012. Well, as all may know 2011 was a stressful year for all the wrong reasons. My Mom's worsening health and her death in May. Grieving and standing my my Dad as he relocated from the family home of 23 years to a condo. Husband had some job uncertainty and then mid year started working two half jobs. Anyone that has ever done this knows that two halves do not make a whole.
So, what deep end did we dive into for 2012?
Yup, we are renovating. We have long wanted to rejig our kitchen. It's very tight, especially as a 2 person kitchen. Anyone washing dishes at the sink risks nerve damage on the back of their knees if anyone dares to open the dishwasher. If the fridge door is open all are captive inside the kitchen. Don't even think about opening the stove and the dishwasher at the same time.
While we were at it, we thought we would put hardwood floors in the rest of the main floor. And address the other 2 issues we have always disliked about the house. The pillars in the dining room. They are really just very large paper towel rolls. They impede traffic and, I think, don't look right: