I do think that most of the construction can be done by mid-March. It will take a lot of work and there may be details that are undone, but I think that the major stuff to have floors in and a functional bathroom can get done. I did order light fixtures today and tile has been picked and I honestly don't care if the walls ever get painted.
Paint colors and shower curtains are not something I've even considered.
I'm probably best suited for doing things because I'm lousy company.
I tend to focus on accomplishing things over spending quality time with people, although what A needs is help doing laundry, preparing meds and bags of supplies, someone to talk to incessantly about things she intends to buy but can't make decisions about (vacuum cleaner, mattress, garden gnome, light fixtures, etc). I get that her anxiety + medications make decision-making very hard for her, but she drives everyone nuts. If I ignore her (as I tend to do because I intentionally don't have my phone on me if I'm working) then she ends up sending Mom very long
texts or calls her to talk and makes Mom even more exhausted. Honestly, I'm not sure that A is capable of really understanding how her actions impact other people. Ideally A would have someone else
to talk to that isn't me or Mom, but I don't know how to go about finding her a BFF.
China sis is poor and stressed out and most of the reason that she and her family are coming back here is that her and her family's health has been so poor that they need a chance to rest and recover. The bathroom in question is for A, but she will be out here a lot more if China sis and the nieces are here. The nieces are 2, 5, and 8 (I think
), so they're not exactly the ideal people to have around when working with power tools...
I think there will definitely be a level of imperfection that will have to be accepted, but I'm trying to figure out how much I can get done to make the house livable and which projects might have to wait. Unfortunately most of the projects that will have to wait are the ones I'd most enjoy doing...