Monday, October 20, 2008

FINALLY!!!!! Some Pictures!

Better late than never they say. This is a new picture of the front. We still are waiting "patiently" I might add, for our dozer guy to come so we can sow our grass seed. It's almost getting too late.

After the sidewalk got put in, I was able to plant my first tree. This is a coral bark maple. You can barely see it, but the bark is red. I love it. It's of the Japanese Maple family. It will only get about 15' tall and 15-18' wide so it will fill in nicely and block the cars that sit by the garage eventually. I have a Japanese Maple that goes on the opposite end of the house when we get the yard work done.

This is my first attempt at landscaping. I had bought all this compost, peat moss, sand, and mulch for the front of the house. The dirt is mainly clay so I had to add a lot of amendments to it to get something to grow. I ended up using all I bought, just in this one spot. I planted my mums, daffodil bulbs, hostas, Dogwood shrubs, phlox, and hydrangea. I have a lot more to plant, but I'm waiting to get the other side ready so I can see what I want to use and where. I just had to get something in the ground so I stuck this stuff here.This is the sidewalk. We are so glad to finally get it in. Our contractor did a really good job with it. I love the part where it widens and splits. I couldn't wrap my mind around how he was telling me it was going to look. I love it though.

Well, I haven't done much decorating. This is our bedroom. I'm looking for a new bed. I found pieces to the one I think I want, but the rest of it is on order so I'm waiting for it to come in to see if I like it. I did manage to get a picture or two on the wall in the kitchen.
Of course, the most important things got put up first. All our animals have found their new home in the den. We have four deer and a turkey. It's wild kingdom.
The kids love the game area. We have some rearranging to do, but for now it's fine.
I know the pictures are dark. I need a new camera (hint if anyone talks to Kenny around Christmas or March birthday season).

Thursday, October 16, 2008

OK, I'm a BUM!

Sorry, I know I promised pictures. I did take some and just haven't taken them off my camera yet. I will try to do that soon.

We did get our sidewalk put it and it looks great. It was just in time. We have so much dirt that it's just a mud pit trying to get to the house if it rains. It actually rained (after about two months without any rain) the day he put the sidewalk in.

We had Kenny's uncle come finish the trim and doors. Now we just need to finish the tile on the top of the tub and the kitchen back splash. I was going to do it last weekend and ended up having a yard sale. Then we've had revival all week and ended up getting the stomach virus on top of everything else so it's been a little crazy. We will get to it though.

I'm still looking for a couch. I found my table and bar stools on-line so they should be arriving shortly. I hope I like them.

Well, I won't say when, but I will try to update with some pictures soon.
See ya!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hello Everyone!!!!

Sorry, I know I promised pictures, but I keep forgetting about it until I see the blog and then it's too late because my camera isn't with me.

This week is a busy one concerning the house. I gave up on trying to paint the trim and doors and decided to hire someone to come in and do it. They will come Thursday and Friday and wipe it out. Our dozer guy is coming today or tomorrow to finish the yard and prepare it to sow grass. I can't wait to see something besides dirt in the front of the house. We are still waiting on the sidewalk. We've decided to let our contractor do it, but he's busy right now so we have to wait for him. He said he could get to it before winter so I guess I'm going to have to buy some stepping stones until then.

My goal this weekend is to at least start tiling either my tub or the kitchen back splash. I have to get that done and I would love to use my tub. I haven't been able to yet because we can't put the faucets on until the tile gets done.

Amy Jo and I are going to Paducah this week to look for furniture. We're excited about that. We went to Madisonville Saturday but didn't really find anything. I looked in Hopkinsville yesterday and still didn't find anything. I don't know if I'm picky or the stores just have bad taste these days, but it's been very challenging to find what I want.

Well, I will try my best to remember to take pictures and post them next week. This is my last day of work for the week so I probably won't be on a computer while I'm off. Talk to you soon.