The end of the semester is coming near and I can hardly wait! I've been peddling as fast as I can all semester, just trying to keep up. I will never take on a brand new class again without having it fully prepped in advance. Add to that stress taking a week off to go to Ohio for the birth of my niece, and then having to clean out nine years worth of stuff from the attic so our roof could be removed and replaced, and you'll understand what kind of chaos I've been living in. Oh, and just for good measure add a broken washing machine and having to haul laundry for a week, then the dryer broke. It never rains but it pours.
Here's a peek into our attic before. Half the attic was filled with my daughter's stuff. She hasn't lived at home for 7 years. I really wanted to bump out the attic while we had the roof off, but the cost to do the roof, gutters and paint the outside of the house was double what we were expecting. So no nice attic room for me. I'll have to make the best of what it is without a bank of windows bringing in headspace and light. I'm hoping to fix it up and use it for a sewing and craft room.
There's plenty of space for what I want to use it for, but I will probably spend the next year insulating and dry walling it myself. Then I will have to figure out the air conditioning issue.
My son's room is filled with stuff from the attic belonging to three of us. Our sunroom is packed with my daughter's stuff. So she and I spent one Saturday going through buckets of childhood things deciding what to keep, throw away, give to family members, or sell at a yard sale. She gave away a huge storage box of Barbie dolls to the daughter of a friend of ours.