My parents came to stay with me for a week. My mom wanted to make sure I was getting all the wedding stuff done, and my dad wanted to help with the new house….
I put both to work!
Thanks to my dad I got all of the old, beige outlets and switches changed to fresh white ones.
It’s amazing what a difference it makes in all the rooms, not having holes in all the walls. It definitely makes the room look ‘finished’. (I used quotes there because between needing to finish painting the baseboards and needing furniture there’s at least something that still needs to be done in pretty much every room!)
So besides spending several days changing out every singe outlet and switch throughout the house, and figuring which breaker works which what, he also was the driving force in getting all my closets turned back into closets!
Doing the guest and front closets was nice… But my master closet is pretty much life altering. It made a huge difference being able to unpack all my boxes of clothes. I haven’t actually hung up my clothes since I moved from Ohio bringing of August.
He also was the driving force in finishing my guest bathroom:
Fixing the leaking sink
Changing the super ugly light fixture
Replacing the fan vent
Painting the bathroom walls and ceiling
Mainly my mom and I left him to his tasks while we were off at wedding shows and talking to/booking vendors.
But they did also get tours of my wedding venues and a full guided tour of Jon’s work.
My mom got to spend lots of time talking weddings with me! We went to my first dress fitting, picked my wedding shoes (I ordered 9 pairs to pick from…), booked a dj, met with a florist, and looked at the hotels.
Basically my week of free labor (plus an extra day thanks to not being able to get out of my driveway…) crossed tons off my to-do list. Which is good because starting Monday I have a temporary job so other house projects might take me a while to finish!