We bought our house knowing we would need to do a lot of work to it. Some things were unexpected (water main break), and others have become priorities (gutters), but then others just had to be done for us to be comfortable living here. The first major rehaul was our kitchen. We changed the entire layout in order to join the 21st century and install a dishwasher (yay!!!!). We can't call the kitchen completely done yet, but the parts currently left undone are just cosmetic: walls need to be plastered and painted, and crown moulding needs to be applied to both the walls and the new cabinets. And then, finished!
I got sidetracked. What I really want to talk about is the upstairs. While selling the house, the previous owners listed it as having three bedrooms. I've drawn a (very rough) approximation of what the floor plan looked like (I've since discovered that it's wrong, oh well).
See how the "third bedroom" does not have a closet? And how you have to walk through it to get to the two REAL bedrooms?
That's what it USED to look like. This is what Senpai and his Dad have done:
There's a room for R!! She doesn't have to be in our room anymore since the in-laws are in the guest room that used to be R's room. Actually, the whole reason I started this post is because the in-laws are currently on a trip. Building the means to take this journey is the very reason they moved in with us in the first place, and I'm so happy for them that they are finally able to do it, after wanting to for so very long. They'll be gone for three weeks, and we've been given permission to move R back into the guest room while they are away, as her new room still needs plaster and paint. It was no big deal to move her from the guest room to our room back in October because she wasn't quite as aware of her surroundings. All she knew was that she was sleeping in the same crib, it didn't matter where it was. But she's grown in the 4 months that have elapsed, and now she realizes that she can't look over the bumper and see Mommy sleeping anymore. She is confused and upset. Mommy and Daddy are in seventh heaven. ^_^
On a final note regarding the upstairs floor plan, this is my dream if we can ever get to it:
Hee hee. Dream on, right?