Monday, September 20, 2010

Lucky #13

Today is our 13th Wedding Anniversary. Lucky number 13!

Aren't we cute? I was 25 and Rob had just turned 26. I'll be adding this photo, along with some other photos, to the "About Us" page soon.

Some fun facts about us:

Number of apartments we've lived in: 2

Number of homes we've lived in: 4 (one was a rental, three were homes we bought.)

Number of times we've moved our crap from apartment to house to rental to house: We don't even want to think about it!

Number of years we have been renovating homes: Over 13, yikes!

Number of bathrooms we have renovated over the years: 5

Number of kitchens we've renovated: 3

Number of bedrooms we've renovated: 11

Number of wounds we have sustained from renovating projects: Too many to count. Cuts, bruises, many splinters, a few mild (!!) electric shocks. Thankfully, all were treatable without a trip to the ER.

Number of ceiling fans we have installed: Eleventy-billion. (We like ceiling fans.)

Number of sewer back-ups we have had: One. And let us never speak of it again.

Most difficult renovation project:

Handy Man: The kitchen in our second home. (Crafty Woman: I will post pictures of this sometime!)

Crafty Woman: The upstairs bathroom in our current home. (Pictures to come for this as well.)In the winter. Then we had to heave all new fixtures INTO the house, and up the stairs. Think about carrying a toilet and a bathtub up a flight of stairs! During the project when everything was ripped out, we had to go DOWNstairs to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. I hated that! Runner up: Renovating the one and only bathroom we had in our first house.
Everything needed to be torn out, carried down a stairway, and heaved into a dumpster.

Easiest renovation project: Uhhhh...we'll get back to you on that one.

Handy Man's favorite room reno: The kitchen in our second home, because it was so difficult. (He said something about it being "rewarding.")

Crafty Woman's favorite room reno: The above-mentioned upstairs bathroom in this home. More relief than rewarding, for me, I think!

Happy Anniversary to my Handy Man!

Linking to: A Silly Little Sparrow


Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! The time certainly does go fast, especially when you add in the busy life we all seem to lead lately. Enjoy your special day!

April @ said...

This was fantastic to read. It made me laugh. The truth of home can really be painful, but usually worth it. You nailed it. Congratulations on your anniversary.
April @

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