Almost two years ago, on July 29, 2009, I signed the contract on my attic. It has been a real life lesson, and also a nightmare of a project. We are now very close to getting done. Work is scheduled for next week, that could put us very close to finally getting this project finished. Of course, it won't be livable, until the city comes in and inspects it, and presents me with a Certificate of Occupancy.

I have been waiting so long for this to happen, that I probably won't believe it when it does. So I am cautiously excited as I look forward to next week. My fingers are crossed, and hopefully no more murphy moments will occur.

I have said nothing to anybody in my household.