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He’s nesting…

Pregnant women are notorious for nesting.

But apparently the nesting bug has bitten my dad, too.

Earlier this month, he declared that he was going to finish the bathroom and third bedroom before Baby Brudder arrives at the end of March.  Those are the last two major rooms in our house to be renovated.


bathroom in September


unfinished bedroom

This declaration came after a two year break from our home’s renovations.

I think he’s feeling the rush because he feels sorry for his first-born Daddy’s girl, living in an unfinished house and hugely pregnant.

But he says he wants to get the rooms done because once the baby is here, he can’t bang around and make so much noise.  And that was also his excuse for not working on the house much since Adam was born.  He said, “Well, I would come over and work here for a couple hours every afternoon when I get off work, but Adam’s always sleeping then.”  (Right now, they’re both sleeping.  Dad got here right after I laid Adam down.  Adam’s snoozing up in his bed, and Dad is snoring on the couch.)


Yesterday, he worked for a few hours on the bathroom – installing the closet door and putting up some trim.  And because most of our tools are in the basement, he did 5 loads of laundry while he was here, too.


Two finished rooms and laundry done in the process?  He’s welcome to nest at my house anytime he wants!

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  1. Daddies are the BEST! We are painting our laundry room this weekend. In response to an age old question about paneling..."YES, you can paint over paneling!" I just put a second coat on the wall were the washer and dryer need to return very soon. I'm also kind of sick, but Steve is up in the silo, so I sucked it up (also after assuring myself that Purdue was going to win their b-ball game!) I think I broke my fever..I'm sweating like crazy! Woo~

  2. So funny! That man deserves a medal of some sort -- so nice that he's helping you with the refinishing!

  3. Yay for dads! And a dad who can do laundry...that's a gem.

  4. Wow, can your dad come to my house?! Your dad does laundry, because I have a house full?

  5. Wow! My dad still doesn't know the washer from the dryer. Where did he come from?!

  6. That is so sweet! We built the first house that we lived in and both my dad and my husband's dad helped us a lot. We would've never been able to do it without them. I bet you are so excited!!

  7. I say, Bring it on!!!! Laundry too??? He is a keeper!