This past week, I began an extensive top-to-bottom home renovation, which has entailed several days of painting, reorganizing and multiple trips to Ikea and Home Depot. I took a few breaks for dinner with Mom, the completion of some dental work and (of course) a few funny moments along the way. If I look exhausted in the images above, it's due to the frustration of living among drop cloths, boxes and (at times) general disarray... But the results (so far) have been totally winning. Many thanks to Scott and Steve for all of their priceless advice and expertise (especially where electrical work is concerned). More photos to follow as the project comes to completion.