Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Beauty of Autumn….


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Happy fall everyone!
 
Blessings,
Julie

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Few More Pictures….


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Kitchen
 
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Master Bath/Laundry
 
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Entry
 
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Gathering Room
 
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Basement Stairwell
 
Now that the entire house is primed, I’ll be able to start painting.
 
Wish me luck!

Blessings,
Julie

Monday, September 23, 2013

A Quick Update on Our Progress….


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The sheetrock is all up and gooped on. Not sure what the correct term is.
 
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The windows got a coat of plastic over them, in order to be ready for painting.
 
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Everything has been sanded down and given a coat of primer. The ceilings are completely painted. Now all I have to do is get the paint and all the rest of the stuff I need to get this place done.
Our builder will be back in the next couple of weeks, so I had better get myself busy. Once he returns, the trim and floors will get done, then the kitchen, then hopefully we move in!
 
Don't worry though, I'll be back before then!
 
Blessings,
Julie

Monday, September 9, 2013

It’s Almost Time To Paint….


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The sheetrock is almost completed. They’ll be priming the walls in the next day or two, and then I’ll be painting.
I never thought I’d say this about painting, but I really can’t wait!
 
I’m going to back up a few days to catch you up on what’s been happening at our little red saltbox.
 
 My sweet baby brother has been working at getting our garage door up for us.
 
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He did most of this in the dark, by way of a dimly lit flashlight. The electricity is not hooked up in the garage yet.
Thank you Christopher!!
 
While he was busy putting the door up, my sister in law, Stephanie and I kept the kids busy.
I paid them a penny a nail for all the nails they collected from the grounds around the building site. Steph and I helped encourage them along the way, but I have to say…we didn’t have to do much encouraging, because they worked their little hearts out finding all the nails.
Here’s a picture of  John-boy and Maddie counting their loot.
 
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Macey was still searching for more nails. She was pretty determined to find them all.
They each earned $3!
 
Okay, back to the house….
 
Our son, Andrew thought our new basement would be the perfect place to store his Congo Bongo arcade game.
Of course this was put down there while Joe and I weren’t at home. LOL!
 
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This is our basement.
We've never had one before, so this is great!
 
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The room in the back is going to be our root cellar. We’ve always wanted one. YAY!
 
Now lets head up the stairs to the main part of the house.
 
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Here are a few pictures I took this morning.
 
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Sears delivered our appliances this past weekend.
 
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I just want to be living here already!
 
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Good things come to those who wait, though!
 
So in the mean time…..
 
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….we’ll just continue to pack.
 
Blessings,
Julie

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

We're Almost There...


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Everything is coming along nicely, but just not as quickly as it was. While that is to be expected, we just can’t wait to move in!
 
Lots of things still need to be finished.
 
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The sheetrock arrived
and is being put up.
 
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Dining room
 
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Pantry
 
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Kitchen and gathering room
 
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Master bedroom
 
My mom, Joe and myself finished putting up the last of the insulation and swept up a bit yesterday.
 
 
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Cleaning is really a never ending process at this point, but it does help to stay on top of it.
 
We expect to be painting walls by the end of next week. Isn’t that amazing? I cannot believe that only 6 weeks ago we were digging a hole! Wow! God is good!
 
Blessings,
Julie