Alvin and his crew are amazing. They worked most of Saturday to finish painting, then spent today doing a final  touch up and painting of the cupboard doors. They are meticulous in their work. When they are done, both the kitchen and family room were...

These pictures were taken Saturday morning before Alvin and Sean arrived to put on the final coats of paint in the family room and kitchen. The shelving and doors were painted Granite grey. The grey looks really sharp next to the brick. The walls are...

I  have forgotten what day it is in the Renovation countdown. I took this picture this morning. I will take this afternoon's pictures tomorrow morning because of lighting and I don't want to interrupt the workers.The smell of the primer has left the house. Now...

The Easter weekend cut into the renovation days. Philip wondered why the men couldn't work on the Monday, since it really wasn't a holiday. I think it's the farmer in him - one good working day lost.Alvin and his two man crew showed up yesterday...

Today is my best friend Paula's birthday. We met almost twenty-six years ago when her future husband decided it was time to introduce her to us, his friends from public school (Philip) and high school (me). She retells the story the same way every time...

What a noisy day! My head is pounding and my ears are ringing - perhaps a carry over from Saturday's social events or last night's sleeplessness, but nevertheless, everything above my shoulders is suffering.Kyle, the contractor, was not here when I returned from the gym....

It was a very noisy day today. My head was pounding - right along with every "zzzt" of the pressure hammer (if that is what it is called). I tried my various pain killers to try to ease the pain. Something kicked in, although I'm...