Last weekend Ethan and I had made some plans for the upcoming week, but instead we got caught up in a whirlwind of construction. To make a long story short, our house loan was sold and the new bank doesn't want us living in the house during construction. This led to a phone call last Monday saying that we need to have the house done by the end of the month. Keep in mind that we were supposed to have until mid summer to get completed.
Thankfully, my dad had retired at the end of February and had just spent 4 days helping us trim. If we wouldn't have had this done there would have been no way we could get done. And thankfully, my dad is still retired and my parents were able to come again for a few days!
We were able to get quite a bit done with their help. Our mudroom went from completely unfinished to wired, painted and trimmed. I learned how to tile and should have the last wall of the tub/shower done soon. (We need a few more edging tiles.) The last few bits of trim were put up in the house, and some other odd jobs were done as well.
Now that all of the construction is just about complete, I will hopefully get settled in a bit more. I'm planning to do a photo tour when all the boxes are put away. Until then, here's a little sneak peak of the mudroom. We planned it to look like the outside of our house for 3 reasons: 1- So that it doesn't seem like you are officially in the house since it is going to get dirty often with mud and chore clothes. 2- The "rustic red" walls will help hide the dirt that accumulates on mud room walls. 3- We thought it would look cool. :)