Feed, burp, sleep, cry, change, feed, burp, sleep, repeat. Parenthood is pretty rock and roll.
Our little Italian bundle of poop and puke (who is awesome by the way) has slowed us down a bit on the renovation front over the past couple of months. In all honesty, we’ve barely even thought about it. But now, with an extra mouth to feed and tiny little head to shelter, we’re feeling the need to push on and make some progress.
We’ve started by choosing a main contractor. It’s taken a quite remarkable six months but it feels great to finally know who we’re going to be entrusting with our life savings. Predictably, he was the first one to quote, way back in July, but at that point he was only quoting on the roof. He’s a friend of a friend (this is Italy after all…) and impressed us straight away, but you can’t just go with the first quote so we kept plugging away.
To be fair, we’ve learnt a lot over the past six months and we now have a far better handle on the whole process, so maybe it’s all for the best. We still have a lot of things to work out, but at least we know what we need to work out!
For now though, our next step is to get the builder, our architect and geometra together to hammer through the plans and fine-tune a few things. And then, finally, we might just be able to get started. I can’t wait!
Anyway, I’d best go. Burping and looking at photos of kitchens wait for no man.