Even though I am not doing any of the fixing up around the house, I am exhausted by the activity going on. I was never fond of living through any kind of renovation and I am even less fond of it during pregnancy. At least all the really dusty things are completed now (demolition and sanding of plaster) and things are only looking better from here.
We did find some really interesting things in the walls during this process. Jin found this newspaper neatly glued inside our walls when channels were cut to do some electrical work. It is dated June 28, 1918 and the headline is about World War I!
Also, this beautiful wallpaper was found when a layer of plaster was peeled back in the room that is to become the nursery! It is a shame we won't be able to keep it, our contractor said it crumbles too easily. I asked him to save a piece for me so that I could remember what was there.
In the meantime, I am just hiding in the one room that we try to keep dust free and patiently wait until I can settle back into the rest of the house!