It begins tomorrow. That's when we are meeting with a contractor to get a quote for our planned renovations. Add to that the expected delivery of our new appliances within the next week or so, and everything seems to be coming up shiny, new and decidedly Millhouse.
This reno will be a completely different animal than the renovations we did in our first house. That time we undertook the vast majority of the work ourselves and it included gutting the house right down to the brick and adding a second storey. Small wonder it took us eight years to finish. That, and the fact of an Offspring coming along in the process and my subsequent removal from paid income for several years.
Although we don't anticipate our renos to drag on ad infinitum like the ones that went on next door from July to December last year (driving me stark raving mad in the process), part of me is looking forward to returning the favour to those neighbours. The vengeful evil part of me, which, it turns out, is considerable.