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Chicago, more renovation, and Squid Game | Weekly Snapshot

I think I can say that Fall is finally here. Or at least the crisp Fall air is finally here. The colors not so much. We still haven't gotten around to any Fall activities, and at this point, I'm not sure when or if we'll do them.  Renovation updates We are almost at the halfway point into our ground floor renovation. The flooring is almost done, cabinets are ready to be setup, appliances are here. It's exciting to be on the other side of the renovation when things are getting finished. There's still easily 2.5 weeks worth of work left in the kitchen, and another 2-2.5 weeks for the master bathroom, so mid-November is likely when we are done with the renovation. Assuming no delays.  Flooring coming along All of us are pretty exhausted at this point. Walking up and down the stairs to pick items from the makeshift pantry and then cook on the main floor gets old very fast. I have been able to work from home without issues and I'm grateful for that. I've set up m

Renovation Updates | Weekly Snapshot

Gah, October? Where did the year go? I'm suddenly realizing we are entering the busiest season of the year and there's going to be tons to do for the next three months. It is unseasonably warmer right now, which makes it harder to believe that it's October. The colors have started changing but it's almost like the trees don't care and aren't even trying to put up a show. 

Renovation updates

At this point, we have completed two weeks in our house while under renovation. Yes, it's every bit as irritating, annoying, frustrating, dusty, and allergy-triggering as they say a renovation can be. But it's also oddly fascinating seeing your house ripped down to the subfloor and peeking inside walls at the things that are typically hidden inside one. It was also satisfying seeing progress made - there's a wall one day, no wall the next day, and then all openings patched up the third day. This coming week is going to see the most progress - the hardwood flooring is finally getting laid. With that, we can slowly start claiming back a part of our main floor from mid-week. But we are still weeks out from having a finished kitchen and master bathroom.

The thing that has been the hardest during the renovation is eating healthy. We've been using the weekends to make a few meals but we've still eaten out more than we like to. The kids aren't complaining - they are getting their beige diet, ugh. We moved our entire kitchen to the basement so it isn't really hard to whip up a few meals just not fun, plus we're trying not to overdo it and have a smelly basement. So far, we've been okay. 

Perhaps the one most affected by the renovation is our dog. She is restless everyday, running up and down the stairs, following us to every room we go to. Poor girl, not happy losing all her favorite spots where she suns herself.


The book I was reading, The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas, got stuck in the office room where I spent very little time this week and so whenever I was looking to read something, I was too lazy to go get it. Needless to say, I read very little this week. Hopefully, I'll read more this week but I'm doubtful. There's going to be more doing things at the house this week so I expect my evening to go in that.

I did read a children's book last week, Something Happened in our Town, which I recommend.


Nothing other than Marvel's current show 'What If?'. Finally, finally, things are coming together. Phew. I would hate for it to have just standalone episodes.

Looking Forward To

Next weekend is a long one for the kids, with it being Fall Break for them. So we are using that as an opportunity to visit and stay with friends in Chicago. Plus, we get a break from the work at the house. 

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