Life is Getting “Interesting”

The addition and remodel project on our home is going well. It should be completed in December or January. The roof of the addition is going on now. The wall separating the addition and the rooms to be remodeled will be demolished on Wednesday or Thursday. That’s when life is going to get even more “interesting.” The room that has been my large home office is being reconfigured and the beautiful fireplace in our living room in the center of our living room will be demolished to make room for a new hallway to join the old with the new. All of the furniture and other stuff in the office and nearly everything in the living room is being moved into our dining room and garage, making the former unusable for anything else and the latter half-full of boxes the contents of which we’re likely to need several times in the next three to four months It’s like being in a perpetual state of moving. Trying to find anything is becoming a challenging treasure hunt. As I work from home, I’ve already needed to move my office into three separate rooms (the most recent being the dining room). Now that I’m losing the dining room space, I’m not sure where I’ll be working from soon. Perhaps the roof. ;-D!

If it sounds like I’m complaining, I’m not. I’m actually grateful to be able to finally be able to give this gift to my Beloved. She’s waited many years for this remodel and addition to our tiny home. I am also grateful that since two bedrooms, our kitchen, and a bathroom will not be touched during the this project (other than installing double-pane windows in them), we’ll be able to continue living and working in our home during the entire project. I consider that to be a great blessing (financially and otherwise.) We’re going with the flow and (mostly) enjoying this great adventure.

It’s time I go back to work moving more furniture.

With Love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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10 Responses to Life is Getting “Interesting”

  1. J Callaghan says:

    Sounds challenging and it will be worth it!

  2. ksbeth says:

    how exciting, especially that you are taking it all in stride, knowing the benefits to be gained at the end for a bit of inconvenience now. i’m hoping to have a project like this done on my tiny house in the next year or so )

  3. Mrs. P says:

    Keep your eye on the prize…the end part is the hardest but the reward is so worth it!

    • russtowne says:

      I actually thought of the “keep your eyes on the prize” phrase when writing this post!

      “The end part is the hardest.” Oh goody, something more to look forward to! ;-D!


  4. JanBeek says:

    Last year at this time we began a remodel of 1/2 of our master bathroom (moved the toilet to enlarge the tiny shower, removed a “bookshelf” and added a mirror and second sink). The project took until late Feb. It’s a long story as to WHY such a project should last so long. But- the bottom line – I can relate to what you’re going through – and I can appreciate the joy of having the funds to be able to have it done – and the frustration of displacement – with the gratitude of being able to stay in your home and adjust to different living arrangements while the remodel is taking place. I send my best wishes for all to go smoothly – and for the final results to be worth the inconvenience. God bless you!

  5. utesmile says:

    It is great to have a change for the better. As for working…. I recommend the bathroom…. you said it stays as it is, you can lock the door and work in peace. Beware though other people might object… 🙂

    • russtowne says:

      I burst out laughing when reading your comment, Ute! I think people would indeed object if I worked in the bathroom. We only have one in the house. That is something the remodel and addition is fixing. Thank you for the laughter, my dear friend!


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