Thursday, September 18, 2008


Slowly but surely we are making some progress. We are filling nail holes, painting trim and doors, and trying to keep the dust out of the house. We have no grass so that's nearly impossible. We've only moved our basic necessities. We will go get our couch tonight because we have people coming for the home study group tomorrow night and they need a place to sit. I haven't taken anything off the walls or hung anything at the new house yet. We just decided to stay there because it's so much easier on the kids and us. They can go to bed at regular time and we don't have to feel guilty about keeping them out late working over there and go back to the other house to sleep.

We did have our first cookout Tuesday night. Amy Jo, Jeff, and the boys came over and we grilled pork chops, had hash brown casserole, green bean bundles, and peach cobbler for dessert. I love cooking in the kitchen. I can actually get to everything and then throw it in the dishwasher to clean. I love it.

Monday, September 15, 2008

We're In (well, kind of)

We moved our beds there Saturday and a few other things. We still have a lot of painting and cleaning to do. It's easier to work over there now because the kids can just go to bed when they get tired, plus they have their stuff there and can entertain themselves. We don't have satellite yet, but they are surviving (I'm thinking about not turning it back on-hee!).

Yesterday was a sight to behold. We have this burn pile that has some stumps and things from the yard in it. We've been putting all the cardboard from the cabinets, appliances, and everything else down there, but haven't burned them. Kenny had some pallets stacked on top of it to keep it from blowing around. Well, yesterday morning when the wind storm came through, it looked like a tornado had hit our road. I was going to wait for the wind to die down before I got out there and picked it all up but the wind got so high that it even picked some 3X3 plywood pieces up and threw them at the road. I got really nervous because cars were coming by so I got out there in the midst of it and tried to pick up what I could. It was blowing me around, dust and sand were in my eyes, ears and teeth. It was awful, but I was afraid someone was going to get hurt driving by. I'm sure people thought their new neighbor was crazy. There's no telling how far some of our stuff went.

Friday, September 12, 2008

We Have Water!!!!

The plumber finished up about 6:30 p.m. last night. He will get the inspection today. I hope it passes. The first time it didn't on the rough in. He joked with Kenny yesterday saying he has trouble with inspectors. I told Kenny he should have said, "Have you ever stopped and asked yourself why?".

We are wanting to stay there tonight just because, even though all the painting isn't done. I'm not sure if we will or not.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Waiting On The Plumber.....Again

The plumber was supposed to come last Friday but called and said he would be there around noon on Monday. He showed up at 3:30 p.m. He got a little done and was going to come back Tuesday and finish. I left a message for him at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and he calls me at 3:30 p.m. and said he just got my message and he won't be able to come until Thursday. It's really aggravating.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Seed and Bread

Those of you that know me well, know that I love Beth Moore. She encourages me so much. I've had a very stressfull week so far and it's only Tuesday morning. It seems like everything that can come against me has. Now of course, this isn't true and I'm not asking for more. I said it "feels like". Anyways, I was sitting here this morning stressed out, blowing to relieve some stress, and knowing I needed to hear from God before I would feel better. I decided to check Beth's blog since I haven't looked at it since last week and found this very inspirational. I hope it encourages you like it did me. Love you!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008


We got our countertops installed Friday. They look really good. The plumber didn't show up Friday. I talked to him today and he said he would be there after noon. We shall see.
This is the tile we are going to use for the backsplash.
I need to re-caulk. Our builder put white caulk for some reason and it stresses me out.

We had to move the drums for little man. Our new neighbors probably aren't liking us very well. They are really loud because there is nothing on the walls or in the house and it echos a lot. He loves it though.
This is the quilt closet at the end of the hall. Just some extra storage.
This is the pantry. I couldn't get a good shot. I haven't got it organized yet. Right now we are sitting everything in there to keep it out of the way.
We got Colton's bed put up. He's really excited about that. I had to take some of the shelves off to make his tv fit, but we got it in there.
This is Morgan's closet. You can tell by the colors. We think they turned out good together. She really likes it.
Here is my vanity with the mirror in place. I really like it. The other shot is a matching cabinet I got to go behind the commode for storage.Yes, the bathroom is still green for the time being. Their frog shower curtain is sitting on top there on the right.

Friday, September 5, 2008

I'm so excited!!!!

Our contractor is putting the countertops in today and he got the plumber to come today also so that means everyone will be finished except for a few small things. The electricians are coming tommorow or Tuesday to plug up the dishwasher and microwave and finish a few things they forgot. We have to paint all the trim and start moving. YEAH!!!!!!

We have to get our sidewalk put in also. I've called someone for a quote, but he hasn't gotten back with us yet.

If you haven't seen the house, but want to, drop by any time. We are usally always there.

Thank you all for your help and especially your prayers. God is good!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Little Closer---Yeah!!!

This is the office. The countertops will be in Friday. They are light gray. The tall cabinet is for photo albums and scrapbooking stuff. Morgan has a ton of it. The desk drawer to the left is a filing drawer and the rest will be storage. She has some lime green accessories to go in there as well.
This is my bathroom floor. It still has to be sealed, but I thought it turned out really well. It took all weekend to get it done.
This is my vanity and the mirror for it. I love it. That thing is so heavy. It took all I had to help Kenny get it in the house.This is the utility room. It has the sink to the right and then the countertop will go over the washer and dryer. The vent is not aligning correctly so we are going to have to do some work to it.

This is our wild bathroom (no the hall walls aren't purple, it's from the camera). The kids decided on this blue shower curtain that has frogs on it. I bought the green paint to match the curtain. When I started putting it on the wall it looked like Superman's Kryptonite. I'm not so sure it's going to stay. I'm going to wait until I get all my stuff in there and then decide.
This is Colton's closet. He's very proud of it. We'll see if it helps his organizational skills.
This is the kitchen. I love the cabinets. The pictures don't really do them justice. The area where the ladder is sitting will have a countertop for seating. They are installing all the countertops Friday. Paul came and helped Kenny move the appliances last night and they didn't fit. Our contractor fixed it this morning. I was sick to my stomach.
Our plumber is coming Monday to hook everything up and we should be about finished. The electricians still have a little to do. We are going to work on one room at a time getting the trim painted and finish everything in that room. Then we can start moving things in. We will probably just move a little at a time.
Please pray our other house sells soon. We've had several calls since we took it out of realty, but no one has came to see it.