I like to set goals for renovation projects, now that we’re open, specifically on dates for upcoming events. So when we booked a recent courtyard wedding (watch for a future post), I set the goal, well actually Kevin’s goal, to have the only yet untouched room in the mansion completed for that wedding.
So when “we” renovate a room, that means I design and buy, and Kevin makes it happen, and I come back and put on the finishing touches. I’ve called it “our dance” – he says it’s more like mud wrestling. So I bought, and he made it happen, and I compromised along the way when the room called it’s own shots (which happens any time you open up the walls in one of these old houses).
Turns out we finished, just barely, on time.
And the wedding guests were able to use that only bathroom not connected to a guest room. Must have seen a hundred-plus trips from the courtyard to the Breeggemann that day (one guest even suggested a Biffy – now that would have spoiled all my plans for a remodel!).