Many of you have been asking for updates on the open house. So what’s going on with the Garrett house?
In a word, construction.
Even though my husband, John, and I have built two of our own homes, doing a large scale renovation is a whole new ballgame. John warned me not to announce the open house date for the Garrett house and, thankfully–albeit frustratingly (is that even a word?)–I listened. I’m a planner and like to know what’s going on and when it’s going to happen. But contractors don’t always work on your schedule, open house date or not. So here we are almost a month later than our original date and we’ve still got a ways to go. But I will say that so far it’s worked out for the best.
Isn’t it funny how God sometimes does that for us? The original weekend we’d scheduled the open house I ended up having an unexpected surgery.
So we thought this weekend would be the big day. The stars seemed perfectly aligned for a successful open house. But I ended up in the emergency room last Thursday with a severe kidney infection. All. Day. Long. With strict instructions to take it easy for several days.
I didn’t have a choice. I could barely get off the couch for two days.
So this week I’m still trying to recover. But whenever I feel a little spunky and think I can go back to my normal crazy life, my body flatly refuses.
God saved me from a complete disaster. Trying to get the house ready to show while lying on my couch? I’m sorry but it can’t be done.
And then the rain came. Just when we’re getting ready to start working on the outside of the house.
Now we’re shooting for the middle to end of May. But I can’t say for sure, because only God knows what’s going to be happening during that time. At this point I’m agreeing with my husband and thinking we won’t announce the date until two weeks before–max.
All this to say I hope all of you readers will join us when we finally do have our grand open house. There will be donuts from The Ice Cream Fountain in town. (If you haven’t had them yet, I suggest you go as soon as possible to try one. They give Krispy Kreme a run for their money!).
In the meantime I’ll be updating you from time to time with our progress. Elise is still working hard to make sure all the details are taken care of (and believe me, there are a LOT of them). Then all hands will be on deck to help stage for the open house. We can’t wait to show you the big reveal! In the meantime, enjoy some of the most recent pictures.