My dad came to visit us for the first time in a long while in April. I'm a slacker on the sharing front, with a lame excuse of a busy work week following Dad's stay. That doesn't mean we didn't love having him all to ourselves and that we didn't get a ton done... of course, he checked all of those boxes during his weekend in Atlanta.
During Dad's visit, we focused primarily on a space that we don't talk a lot about - our attic. We originally intended to tackle the basement, but just like when Grandpa Bill and Dad Ertel came to visit, the basement room was simply too big of a project to tackle. We went to our project list and decided to get Dad's help with the stuff that I'm just not good at, or the stuff that takes some heavy lifting. John had gotten half of the attic re-insulated in January 2012, and it was time to finish the job.
Dad also had the idea to improve the storage capacity of the attic by adding some additional plywood flooring and shelving. Yes, yes, yes! John's touch was to add some additional lighting so we could see what we are doing up there. Last but not least, we tore out the annoying, shedding insulation from the attic stairs and replaced it with insulation board, which opens and closes seamlessly. The attic is a whole new place now, although our Christmas stash remains the same... it'll be time to tackle that at the end of the year!