Tuesday, May 24, 2011

All decked out...

Despite wind, sprinkling and all out storming, Jeremy build our deck with the help of his dad and brother.

Finishing Touches - Floor 2

Guest Room:

Felicity's Room.

Bernadette and Clare's Room:

Going up the stairs:

We will post updated pics of the Master and the two bathrooms upstairs when we take updated pics. :)

Finishing Touches - Floor 1

Flooring is in and finishing touches are being applied.

Felicity can't believe it is almost done!

Kitchen with appliances in, countertop on. FYI - the black light shade won. Stay tuned for pics of that.

Dining room with chandelier and wood laminate flooring.

First floor bath.

Dinette with wood laminate flooring.

Kati and the girls enjoying the carpetted living room.

We will post updated pics of the school room and office when we take updated pics. :)

Yes, Please

Sunset pic from our front porch.

Shelter Belt

We planted 29 Spruce trees to the north and west of our house. We had to put cages around them to keep the deer from eating them like they did to our neighbors. Some day they will grow up and provide some extra privacy as well as shade and a wind break.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Decision Time

This has by far been the hardest decision we've had to make regarding the house.  In the kitchen, there is a bar area with 3 hanging lights over it.  At one time, we had picked out the perfect light covers to hang on the bottom.  However, when we went to install them, they were the wrong size.  So, we went back to the store and picked out 3 that we liked, hoping that once we installed them, the choice would be obvious.  We installed them and we still can't decide.  We are inviting you, dear readers, to be a part of our dream house by helping us decide which of these lights we should keep.  (There is a poll to the right which will be open for a week.)

Here are the three choices...

Choice black:

Up close:

Choice Red:

Up close:

Choice Swirly:

 Up Close:

Help us out, please!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


So our house is getting ever closer to being done. We now have finished the staining the windows and sliding door and painting all the rooms. This week they are installing the wood laminate floors, the interior doors, and the trim. We are also expecting a visit from the plumber and electrician.

Our most recent update is that we now have a driveway and sidewalk. Yesterday they framed and poured the drive, sidewalk, and a little pad on the north side. It is really starting to come together! By the end of this week we should see some major progress.

We also started working on planting some trees. We have 28 trees to plant, so we've got our work cut out for us, but we made a lot of progress last night in getting them all staked out and dug. We have to build some small cages for them - we don't want them to get away! Just kidding. It is actually to keep the deer and rabbits from destroying them. We are hoping that we can take really good care of them and have a nice little wind break in 5-10 years. We'll try to finish planting them tonight, but we have 28 cages to build, so it might take a little while.

On another note, when they did the dirt work in front of the house (for the drive), they also leveled out our back yard. This is exciting for both us and our girls as we will soon be able to get their play-set moved out set up. This will also be exciting for us because the girls will have something to keep them busy while we work.

Jeremy is starting to get anxious about planting the lawn, but we can't do that until we have running water. We have our well, but trying to get the plumber and electrician coordinated to get this all set up has been a tough job. We are hoping to have at least some running water by the end of the week. In the mean time, we haul it from the apartment in ice cream buckets or milk jugs with the occasional 5 gallon bucket.

More updates to come! We hope to have pictures of the floor plus a poll coming in the next week so stay tuned!!