Kitchen Renovations Begin!
Hey there! Today I’ve got an MRI scheduled for my calves. Provided it comes back clear I’ll be able to schedule the compartment syndrome test, and hopefully get the surgery done and over with at some point in the near future.
As terrified as I am of surgery, I’m also really ready to get back to running. I’ll do anything to move the process forward as quickly as possible!
As a distraction this weekend we got back on the home renovation train. We’ve had several holes in the walls lingering since December when we removed some lighting that was hanging there, so those finally got patched up!
The bigger project that we started on was on the kitchen backsplash. If you watch my vlogs then you know we removed the old backsplash that was on the walls when we moved in, but hadn’t put up the new one yet.
So we’ve basically had these ugly blue, patchy walls hanging around since we moved in.
We knew we would need to put up new drywall before installing the new backsplash and we kept putting that off, but this weekend Adam’s dad helped us get started!
Cecil helped too of course.
Three generations of men in the family working on the house :).
I made it my job to set the actual backsplash which was a silly thing to do. It’s an absolutely awful job for anyone who is even slightly OCD. I’m getting there but it’s taking me a while since I need about 500 hours to lay each square of tile to ensure it’s perfect.
I’m glad I am getting the experience of installing a backsplash but in the future I would probably hire someone to do it — just like in the future I will hire someone to paint the house instead of DIYing it. You live and you learn!
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I’ll share a pic of the backsplash once it’s done. After that it’ll be time to install new cabinets! I want pretty white ones to contrast against the black marble.
Cecil bounced around most of the morning helping us in the kitchen, but in the afternoon he conked out in his stroller.
After working on the house all day Adam and I conked out too.
Sunday for father’s day Cecil and I let Adam sleep in. We then headed over to Adam’s dad’s place for a BBQ and some swimming.
Adam hadn’t eaten anything all morning and then he drank like four beers. Once he was feeling the beer he showed me how to do a Reverse Calf Raise on One Leg From Squat Position. If you want to see him demonstrate this let me know and I’ll try to get it on video :).
I hope you had a great weekend and a productive… or lazy Monday, whichever you prefer! I’m looking forward to finishing my backsplash and getting the MRI over with today!
Did you do anything special for Father’s Day?
Do you like doing DIY projects around the house?
Have you ever had an MRI? What’s it like?