My wife Candice and I closed on the house at the end of April. Six months later we had finished nearly everything that we wanted to do. Including a complete kitchen and bathroom remodel. I mean we tore out 2 walls of the kitchen and removed 50% of the Bathroom walls and the remaining wall in the kitchen down to the studs. While we were at it we rewired and replumbed the entire house.
This was not done by just the two of us. My Dad was there for 90% of it, Candice’s Dad and Uncle put in some weekends. My Brother, his Wife, my Mother, Mother in-law, Aunt and others all pitched in too. It seemed like it too forever, but funnily enough it now seems amazing how much we got done in only six months.
Right now one of the most amazing things I do everyday is come home. Coming home and walking into the house is nearly always amazing. Sometimes I just stop and stare at how great everything looks and struggle with the concept that we did all of it ourselves. All those hours and weeks and months that we spent without a break are nothing compared to the dream like feeling I get when I am filled to bursting with joy when I walk around my house.
Sure there is still much to do, many loose ends, but the majority is done, and the house for the last month has become more, it is now my home.