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Michael and I are taking a random vacation day tomorrow. But here’s the thing: We’re using it to work our asses off–not behind our desks, but in our house.

Nora is going to daycare.

We’re setting out on a home improvement extravaganza.

I haven’t shared a kitchen update with you in FOREVER–I haven’t even shown you (officially) what our cabinets look like with the doors on. But I’ve been procrastinating mostly because we have not done ANYTHING to it in weeks and weeks. I knew that our productivity with indoor projects like this would plummet once the weather was nice, hence my original goal of getting it done before late spring/summer hit. Oh well, what can you do? It’ll get done eventually.

Tomorrow, our main area of focus is actually going to be on our guest room. My dad has been up to visit a couple of times since we moved here, but he has literally be staying in an empty room with a bed. And that room is actually the room we plan to make Baby #2′s some day, so we need move to the official guest room. We’re painting, need to finish the six panel door installation, and more. We’re hoping to work on a few other miscellaneous projects, too.

It’s pretty sad when you have to take a vacation to get things done around your house, huh? Such is life with kids… :) I’m actually really looking forward to having eight straight hours of uninterrupted DIY time.

Have you ever taken a vacation day just to get stuff done? Have you ever taken more than a day to tackle a big project?

 

2 Responses to DIY-cation

  1. nikinikinine says:

    since having the kids we have taken off a full week (well, Joe has) three different times to get stuff done around the house. We usually work separately while one watches the babies and then team up for naps. It’s hard to even squeeze everything into a week. But I think it would be somewhat easier if I could send the kids somewhere LOL.

  2. Vanessa says:

    We are not DIYers so have never taken time off for that, but we are getting frustrated at having to take time off work to be at home to be here for the plumber or some other workman. I also sometimes take a day off just to catch up on errands and home admin. It’s so hard running a home when you work full time, and I can only imagine that it’s infinitely harder with a child. Can’t wait to see your kitchen update though! :)

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