Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

I wanted to wish all of my friends and family a very Happy Thanksgiving. I know, it's Wednesday, but with the schedule I've been keeping I just know I won't find the time to do this tomorrow.

I have to be honest and say that I really didn't think we would be at the spot we are today, November 26th. I am very blessed to have the friends and family that we have, who have made it possible for us to proceed with our new house and with the work that has to be done.

There are days when I am so tired, I don't want to roll out of bed, but I have two kids counting on me to make their lunch! I have to get up and get going, go to work and then count on Scott to handle the cottage while I work on the house. I have friends who call and say "can we come paint" and my heart is full, it just makes me so happy to know that I do have people in my life I can count on, who are as honest as they can be. These are the little things that I am thankfull for today and will always be thankfull for.

It's when your in the time constraint that we are in, that you have to be thankfull for these wonderfull people.......and for the freedoms that we have in this country.
Thank you to all of you, and you all know who you are.

Monday, November 24, 2008

The weekend work

We got an ok amount of work done this weekend. Two bedrooms have been primed, more of the kitchen floor came out, and more walls have been repaired.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


We have finally picked paint. After numerous trips to Lowes for sample chips and cans..........We have picked paint.
I'll post pictures of the paint chips, but let me tell ya, the colors are way off in the pictures, so for now, you can look at the chips and criticize our choices.......and then when it's done and I post pics of the finished rooms you can eat your words! How does that sound? LOL, just kidding, we went with very natural earthy spicy colors..............

In the Kitchen, since we have so many windows, we figured we could go a little darker on the walls
Walls Lyndhurst Stone
Trim Autumn Surprise and Mark Twain House Brown

In the two rooms that will consist of a living room and an extension of that living room, with pocket doors and tons of intricate original molding and trim we picked
walls Homestead Resort Pumpkin
Trim Molera Garden Ochre
Doors and more trim Grecian Olive

In the laundry room, otherwise known as the porch with all the windows...we went with
walls Homestead Resort Olive
window trim Desert Grass
and we picked a neat indoor/outdoor carpet to go with

For the master bedroom we went away from the pumpkin that is in our room now to something a bit more manly......but I really wanted to do blues and this is what we got
walls Silver Fox
windows and trim Moon Shade
And I put a sample of our bedroom fabric in the picture as well

This picture is the perfect example of the picture just being way will look much better when it's painted

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The work continues

Where do I start? OK, We spent last weekend spackling all the cracks and dings and odd things in the walls of the house. We have realized that these are 100 year old walls, not your typical drywall type of wall, so we will fix the really bad stuff and enjoy the uniqueness of what we have. Thursday and Friday of this week we will be sanding the kids rooms and preparing them for primer and then paint this weekend.
Still have some major faults to fix in our bedroom but we should get to the painting of that next week.
Our electrician should hopefully be done with the second floor at the end of this week, cross your fingers and toes.
We started removing the floor in the kitchen so we could see what we had in terms of having them sanded.......they are too far gone.....we picked out 12" tiles and will have my brothers help to get a new floor installed in about two weeks.
Last night we bought the kids paint and we got samples for the living room, office and kitchen. By this morning we had already changed our mind with the living room office area....LOL, we do that, it's not always fun but I think we settled on what we want the look and feel of the house to have, so we added a third color.....just more work, but, who's up for painting? Give me a call!
I went over some of the writing that I could make out on the walls and took some better pics, I'll post them as well.
I think that's it for now, enjoy the pictures.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Please VOTE today!

Today is the one day in history where your vote can make a difference. My vote is going to John McCain, for many reasons, but one of the biggest reasons right now is the fact that my family has worked very hard to build the business that currently supports us financially. In two years this business will be in my family for 100 years. That's a legacy, it's a legacy that I don't want to have taken away by the first black president. My family has given to charities, churches, organizations to help the poor for years on end, probably more than I think we should, because we do this alot and I sometimes wonder if it's appreciated. My concern is, this is my choice, I don't think anyone should be told they have to give to someone because that someone is just to darn lazy to get off their duff and get a job or find some help for their family. We have too many people who sit by and expect a hand out, and that is something I do not support. The welfare system in this country is so over ridden with people who do nothing but take advantage of it, that there is nothing left for those who need it. That's why my vote is going to John McCain, he is someone I can trust.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Pressing On!

We got a little more done on the house this weekend. All of the wall paper is off! That's an accomplishment, let me tell ya. I still have some glue to get off the walls in Jacob's room but other than that, were ready to sand and spackle.
The electrician started last week and it puts a smile on my face to know that this is getting done and I am just a little closer each day to moving in. This weekend we will start repairing cracks and filling holes and fixing ceilings with spackle, 5 gallons of spackle might I add.
The tin has been ordered for the ceiling in the kitchen and the fan came Friday.
The wood stove has been doing an awesome job of keeping us toasty while we work, and we can totally feel how well it will do once all the ceiling fans are in and we have a few heat vents in the floor, what a difference that will make.
I'm hoping my camera cooperates with me this weekend so I can take some pictures.