Friday, November 2, 2012

I'm Back with a Closet Makeover

Hurricane Sandy will definitely go down in the history books.  It is unprecedented in my lifetime that school has ever been canceled for an entire week from any storm.  It's still unclear whether or not my kids will have school on Monday.  Personally we were extremely lucky and blessed to have absolutely no damage.  Our entire development never lost power, although we did lose cable and internet which is why I have been unable to post anything in a few days.  Our property remained completely unharmed.  However everywhere within a 50 mile radius of my home is a disaster.  Many of the side roads are completely blocked by fallen trees.  So many of our friends are still without power and are being told not to expect power to return until November 9th!  One of my best friends has a home on the New Jersey shore which was washed away during the storm.  A simple thing like getting gasoline for your car is turning into an adventure.  In order to get gas you have to first find a station that actually has gas, and then be prepared to wait three or four hours to fill your car (although they are limiting people to $20-$50 worth).  I've never seen anything quite like this.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you still coping with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
 Since we have power we were able to get many things accomplished while being stuck in the house.
 We have a closet at the bottom of the stairs in our finished basement.  For some reason we never finished the closet when we finished the basement.  All of that is now changing.  We are having the closet sheet-rocked, adding lighting, molding and flooring to make it a much better use of space as well as help eliminate a moisture issue with are having. 
 Here is the mess of a closet before.  It's actually two closets connected in the center - so the space is huge.  Currently it's just not as functional as it could be and definitely not a nice space to go into.
The closet currently has only a few permanent shelves - not ideal for organizing.  
 The company we hired started yesterday framing the closet, adding a moisture barrier first.
By Saturday the closet should be done.  I hope to have the reveal by early next week.  

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I think everyone puts closets at the bottom of the list, Judy. It looks like you have some great storage available to you with this closet. Looking forward to your reveal!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I am so glad you are safe and sound and no damage. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone that has suffered such huge losses.

You closet is going to be fabulous, can't wait to see it all done. Hugs, Marty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Judy I am so glad you and your family are safe and had no damage! This was such a horrific storm causing so much damage and devastation!!
Looking forward to seeing your closet reveal!

Shannon @FairfaceWashcloths said...

I'm so glad you and your family are safe! So sorry for your friend losing her home. The devastation is unbelievable. Our thoughts and prayers from the west coast are with all of you! xo

At The Picket Fence said...

So glad you are all ok my friend! It surprises me not at all that you used your time stuck in the house so productively. Looking forward to seeing the finished results! :-)

Suzy said...

I'm glad you made it through Sandy with no damage. I didn't realize that you live in the storms path. I know you're going to love making the closet into something more efficient! Looking forward to seeing the end result.

Bliss said...

Glad you didn't blow or float away, and I think it would take a hurricane in the midwest for me to get any closets organized.


Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

So glad that you and your family are safe....A project is a great thing to keep your mind off the horrific devastation....Looking forward to seeing your "new closet"...

Susan Anderson said...

Glad you emerged unscathed, and I hope everyone else has some relief sooner than later.


Casandra said...

Good luck with your closet project. Your post brought back memories of our devastation with Hurricane Rita 7 years ago in Louisiana. Our area looked like a war zone with all the debris and trees stacked up so tall on sides of the roads that it felt like you were going thru a tunnel. We finally got power back after 3 weeks. It's a horrific experience to go through. My prayers are with all of ya'll up there,

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