You and Me, Babe

How ’bout that storm this weekend, eh?  Goodness, when you are inside a house that is essentially nothing more than sticks of wood… Let’s just say there were definitely a few times I thought we’d step out and not be in Kansas anymore!

Aside from the blustery wind IMG_20141025_141855747_HDRand rain, though, Mr. Fixer and I had a nice, quiet weekend with just the two of us.  Though work naturally goes a little slower at this rate, it gave us an opportunity for some one-on-one time to enjoy this enormous bucket-list project of ours; and let me tell you, I am amazed and so proud of what we’ve accomplished so far!  Okay, so I say “we” pretty loosely–it is really Mr. Fixer that has done about 90% of the work.  He is quite the handy guy, and I feel lucky to be alongside him in this crazy adventure! <3


Mr. Fixer demo’d this entire bathroom by himself. He cut the shower/tub out with a sawzall!

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The aforementioned bathroom. I think every plumbing fixture in this house has had a leak!

Mr. Fixer pulling down drywall.

Mr. Fixer pulling down drywall from the bathroom in the 80’s addition.


This was my job — load up the truck for a dump run!

All done.  We left a toilet, just in case! ;-)

All done. We left a toilet, just in case!  😉


This bathroom will be a bedroom when we are all done.  There will be a new bathroom beyond the wall on the right.

Friends, if there is one thing I can encourage you to do with your spouse/significant other–pick a project and tackle it together.  It is such a fulfilling experience to work side-by-side on a common goal, using and appreciating each person’s individual skill set to get it done.  (Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be the total renovation of a house!)  And if you already have an experience like this, I’d love to hear about it!

Off to the permit office,

Mrs. Fab

2 thoughts on “You and Me, Babe

  1. Ralf and Thelma Kalms

    I have loved reading and seeing the story! Well done, Alex and Kaci! Maybe we should stop by on Monday on our way back up 🙂


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