What can you do in a week’s time when you put your mind and determination into it? Turns out quite a bit.
This week, I had set a goal to give my son’s room a complete make over. I wanted to have certain projects done by the end of July so that I could have a week of mental and physical rest before starting my next career chapter. This included his room. I have wanted to repaint his room since I bought our home, and the carpet in there simply had to go. Well, this was the time to do it. From Sunday last week to today, I worked a full week. I had something going on every night after work, and then, once I finally got home, I got to work on his room.
I tore out the carpet and underlay. Primed and painted the walls. Stained some shelving pieces and pine crates to make him a creative shelving unit. Laid down the new flooring. Screwed the shelving unit together. Put his furniture back in (but in a different configuration that makes the room much nicer). Screwed his wall shelves back on the walls. Hung some art. Gave Jack the Tangerine Gecko a home right next to my son’s bed.
My hands are sore, my knee is a wreck, I am physically exhausted, but my heart is full and I await his reaction to his newly renovated room. He knew I would be doing the work this week, but I wonder if he has thought about it while he’s been away at his father’s. Oh how I wish his father wasn’t such an ass and would let me speak with them at least to say goodnight. But I digress.
Alas, before he gets to see his new space, the plan is a picnic dinner in the park as soon as I get them back, and hunting Pokémon with them in Pokémon Go! Such a treat and what great family time to be had!