Turns out not even watching endless episodes of "Flip That House" prepares a person for just how much time a remodel (even a sort of mini-sized one like ours) takes. I've totally abandoned my wardrobe of skirts recently as I haven't had enought time to either scrub all the paint off of my legs or shave them adequately.
To help erase that delightful mental image, note the following:
The new digs sport a fireplace. It used be orange-y. Thanks to HGTV magic, it is now a much more reasonable brown. Here's hoping y'all like the right half better than the left, because I can't change it back now.