Well, started this post awhile ago. After much thought, calculating of costs, etc., we will not be able to do the garage & transition apartment yet. Bummer. What we HAVE to do is at a minimum the garage conversion. So, we have to somehow build two sheds and then turn a garage into a room for the three girls... Alyona, 'Cutie Pie'(7yo), and Little Bit(3yo). This is all going to be challenging b/c we have to do the work ourselves. Volunteers? Anyone? Anyone? I know we can do this. We've done stuff ourselves before. Still, during an adoption, it is just one more thing we really didn't want to have to tackle. However, I'm sure w/ all our team members, operation rennovation will be a success. Will keep you posted when we can start it all. Talking to the bank this week and see what all we can do.
Along with the garage conversion, we need to do some repair work. We have some rotting window facings and the back steps as well are rotting. Those are the two main things that need fixing. Somehow, houses are never finished, are they? It was a hard decision to reach to stay here and do what we need to do. Really was. Our kids are very emotionally attached to this home. They love it here and so do we. We moved into this home with many dreams. Some have come true, some have not. Some great accomplishments have been made in this home. Some hard times, some good times, some funny times, and too many other times to recall. It is our home. Yes, it is a house and needs some fixing. But, we as a family are up for the challenge. Together we have come so far and together we can go even further as a family. We will share the struggles of doing a rennovation as well as the successes. Keep you all posted as to when we will start. I will show you a little of what our house looks like inside.