Progress on our remodel is slow-going, but we’re moving steadily forward with building a bedroom for Dimples. The plan is to empty our garage in order to remodel it into two small bedrooms and a tiny bit of indoor storage. Dimples has to have her own room with a small bathroom when she comes home, just like she has at her school. The second bedroom will likely be for Bee, who desperately wants her own room.
Russ is building a storage area in our barn in order to give us a place to move the things that currently fill our garage. Now that the weather is nice, I want to open the garage door and haul everything out so I can sort through what needs to stay, and what can go. Bins of homeschool books need to stay – after all, Little Man is only six. Ski gear, Christmas decorations, ice skates, and camping gear will all be stored. I hope to find plenty of things I can part with, like baby toys and outgrown clothes.
Last weekend Russ worked into the evening, and the kids climbed up the ladder to join him in the new loft. He set up utility lights so he could work late into the night. Little Man was thrilled to hammer nails alongside his daddy. Now Russ is grading finals and preparing two papers for submission to journals. Once those are done, he’ll turn his mind back to the barn project.
I mentioned it to Dimples and she expressed that she doesn’t really want her own room. Since it isn’t an option, I encouraged her that she will get to pick the paint color, she’ll have her own desk, and we’ll hang a bulletin board for all of her special pictures. Until she went to her school, she had never slept in a room alone, so it still feels new and a little scary. At her school, there is a counselor awake all night, which probably makes her feel safer. When my youngest sister was little, she had a portable intercom she could use to reach my parents whenever she needed them. Perhaps something like that would work for Dimples too.
Please pray for us that this project will come together and we’ll be amazed at the progress we make in the coming weeks.
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