Sunday, November 18, 2012

Out with the Pink, In with the Grey

The house has been painted, and we did a bit of clean up today.  We can't tell people to look for the pepto bismol colored house anymore.  We're so happy with this color and can't wait for family and friends to visit. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Almost Finished

Stucco work and exterior paint are the last major tasks in the renovation process, and Mesha and his crew are doing a great job. We might be finished with the stucco work and the painting by next weekend, but the weather will have some say in that progress. 

Nini Turns Three

It's hard to believe that Nini is now three, but that is what happened last Sunday.   We were lucky enough to have Uncle Greg and Aunt Lori in town to celebrate.  We had a lot of fun!!! 


We all enjoyed Halloween this year.  Kaz was a ninja nerf warrior, Max was Bobafet, Zach was a motocross rider, and Nini was a cheerleader.  It was quite fun.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Making Progress

Well we've successfully moved out of the town home and unpacked everything that we took with us to that location.  As of this evening, and thanks to help from Max and Zach, we've cleaned out our storage unit.  We have a little bit of stuff spread out in a number of other locations that we need to go through.  We've got some items that we hope to give to family or friends, but we plan on having a yard sale in the spring to get rid of a bunch of things. 

The view into the dining room.

The living room.  Terri's ice photograph is on the back wall.

The mud room.  We have quite a few baskets. 

Part of the guest room with Terri's ice photograph.
The house is starting to take shape.  We've hung a couple of Terri's photographs, and they look fabulous!  We continue to go through boxes each night, with the goal of getting through everything by the end of December--we have a lot of stuff.  Here are a few pictures of what the house looks like right now.  I'm sure it'll change tomorrow or the next day or the next week. 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Final Touches

The walls have been painted (thank you, Anna). The trim is down (thank you, Kenny). The carpet is installed, and the floors have been sanded and sealed (thank you, Mike). Thanks to my Dad, Dale, Stephanie, and everyone else who helped us finish this project.  Tomorrow is Moving Day!
Boys room
Living room

Master bedroom

Upstairs bath

Nini's room

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Flooring is Down

View from the hallway into the former red room and the new room on the southern end of the old porch.

New flooring stitched into the existing kitchen floor.

Another view of the former red room (now the guest room/piano room) and part of the new room on the old porch.
Mike finished installing the flooring yesterday, now I need to cover it with cardboard to protect it until he can sand and seal it in a few weeks.  Ken will install doors and finish trim on the second floor this week and put in the bathroom vanity and counter and medicine cabinet.  After that he'll move down to the first floor where he'll install most of the baseboard and the chair rail.  We need to paint the kitchen today and tomorrow, then start painting the yellow pine trim.  We'll get the plumber and electrician in the following week to finish up, then carpet gets installed the week after that.  We are so close.