Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Time Flies When You Are Busy!

Hello again! Wow, 9 months since my last post, crazy. Life has been so incredibly busy right now. I'm just finishing the courses I had to take for my job. I have one paper left and a few small assignments but have written my final exam already and will be so happy to be done with it all! The boys have finished school for the summer and graduated from grades 7, 3 and 2. Jim also graduated from his woodworking/cabinet making program. He did very well and even won first place in the PEI Skills Competition in his category. Now comes the hard part. He is trying to start his own business building custom cabinets, furniture and even wooden toys. This is not an easy task and there is much to learn about starting up and owning a small business so this is quite the adventure for us!

He is starting by doing our kitchen which once looked like this:

And at this point, looks like this:

And here is a sneak peak at some of the new cabinets starting to be installed:

I can't wait until it is all done. My sink still isn't hooked up but I can use the dishwasher. We took down a wall, closed in a doorway and replaced two windows, so it is quite a mess! After it is done I will show some before and after pictures and you won't believe the difference!

Here's a example of Jim's woodworking skills, a beautiful table he made me:

It is solid wood (VERY heavy) and gorgeous. I just love it, thanks honey!

Well, I guess that pretty much says it all, oh, except one more thing. The lease on our car was up so we took home this shiny new addition:

Ya, that's my new baby!

Well, here's to hoping a few more posts make their way here in the next couple weeks. Definitely expect more renovation pictures and new business adventures as we fumble our way through both!