House renos and teary pleas for freezies


Yesterday, Maija at Maija’s Mommy  Moments wrote about rocking the working mom gig…or not.

Her post definitely brought a commiserating smile to my face because ya…my house is totally on the brink of chaos and mayhem on a daily basis.

Between DD demanding freezies for breakfast (yeah…so not going to happen) and finally settling on frozen bread (her preference not mine) and me constantly running up and down the stairs to grab socks that I keep forgetting to grab (Three times this morning! Hello! It was the whole point of going upstairs in the first place!)…I’m completely exhausted.

And I still have a full day of work ahead.

To top it off, DD is randomly boycotting pants (in the middle of winter). And we’re in week four of a five-week house reno.

House renovations. Ya, they elevate that morning rush to new levels of chaos.

Besides the usual race to get ourselves and DD fed, dressed, potty’d and out the door, we have the added adventure of covering and moving furniture each morning so none of it gets coated with drywall dust and the like. We also need to do this to keep the furniture out of our contractor’s way.

Now for any of you who have lived through a reno you know that it doesn’t matter how well you cover your furniture or seal off areas of the house – dust gets everywhere. Which means daily wiping and cleaning of furniture.

Ugh. Because that’s exactly what I want to do each evening when I get home from a long day at work.

But it has to be done because this furniture I speak of? It’s the kind we use everyday. To you know…eat, sleep and generally live.

I know, I know. I shouldn’t complain. Parent or not – living through a reno is messy business.

Just have to keep thinking of the reward, right? A home more beautiful than we started with.

Yes, soon enough this reno will be behind us.

At which point my mornings will only consist of teary pleas for freezies and a random, completely unpredictable boycott of pants.

2 Responses to “House renos and teary pleas for freezies”

  1. Sasha

    Wow, and renos in the mix too?? You are one brave woman. There is so much I want to do to our house, but I have never lived through a reno and it scares the bejeezus out of me.

    FWIW, I have heard that there are cleaning companies that specialize in post-reno cleaning – doesn’t help now, but have heard it’s highly recommended for afterwards, so that you’re not cleaning up newly-discovered dust for months.

    • melgallant

      Hi Sasha, living through a reno requires acceptance that life is going to be turned upside down. It requires zen-like patience. I’ve been doing okay with it until this week. The contractor should be done by next Wednesday so really looking forward to getting my new-and-improved house back to normal.

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