Thursday, August 30, 2012

renovation

We signed a loan for the energy renovations we are making on our house. We will be putting a thick insulation in the attic, a new gas heater, and a kachelofen. We aren't sure if the bank will finance the kachelofen yet. But the loan should pay for it's self in about 7 years or less by what we save (we have an expensive oil heater). The men are now in the basement putting in a new tile floor. The kids will come home to a new hallway. We have new paint, lights and now a new floor. I'll take pictures when it's done. I forgot the before photo's. Oh well! Juergen and I wanted to go out to lunch, but Jessica isn't interested! Maybe she will be willing to go to dinner? It's just nice to go out when it's just the 3 of us! Tomorrow it will be the 7 of us again. I love my kids, but I would not mind one more week of this quite and ease! It’s amazing how uncomplicated it is to work with out the kids fighting, asking what’s for lunch, or saying they are bored. I clean a room and it magically stays clean. Amazing! I have not had to tell one person to put their socks away, or carry their dish to the sink. And you know what, I’m still finding other valuable things to do with my time. Mommy work is not the only thing I am able to do! I actually still know how to read. I can think….wow! It gives me hope. I may be able to survive when they all move out in 10 or so years.

1 comment:

Eric & Shelley said...

It takes a while to re settle into a new place. We've been here 8 years and my garage is still a mess.