I haven’t blogged in a very, very long time and there are a couple good reasons for that! I barely had time to sit down at the computer and write something out or come up with a few ideas. My summer was completely occupied by one thing - home renos. Anyone who has undertaken them knows what an all-consuming affair they can be. Even more so when they are unplanned!
To make a looooong story short, we had to clean up our basement in a big way due to a pesky water leak. Although nothing was damaged, it was a huge, huge, huge motivator to get the basement in shape. Not only did some drywall have to be replaced, but it would have to be repainted.
It was good. It was exhausting. It was necessary to pitch combined decades of stuff between my husband and I. Like most basements, our was a dumping ground for stuff that we would deal with later. Well, one day "later" turned into "right now" :-D
Let this be a lesson to all small business owners and creators - make sure you have home insurance, some kind of business insurance or coverage for your work and have a contingency plan in place. Also, don’t buy more art supplies than you can use otherwise you’ll find yourself hanging out at Starbucks waiting for people to show up to claim their Kijiji. We made ten trips to the recycle depot and five trips to a thrift store.
Honestly, if your basement or house is a wreck, just full on attack it. I’ll probably write a future post in more detail, but try not to assign value to things. Draw diagrams. Make lists. Be realistic about everything and then enjoy your new found space :-D