Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Honey, it's like one of those shows"

is what our neighbor said to his girlfriend upon entering our home. Even though from the pictures things don't look half bad, up close this house needs some care.

We accomplished a lot in the past week (thanks to help from some very generous parents, and a good sister who brought three lovely children and made us popular with the neighbors).



We've grilled (in our own yard).


We've demoed:

The nasty cat smelling carpet is gone, as well as the baseboards.


The poorly installed flooring (including the screws holding the bulges down) is/are gone.


We've vacuumed up all of the staples and items liable to puncture.


We've thrown some paint around.



And it's all been very gratifying.

8 comments:

Micah E. said...

Holy HGTV! Looks like fun.

Monica said...

I can't wait to come see you and see all the fun changes! And Eliza can't wait to see her pink room with blue smiley faces!

Stephanie said...

Grilling in your own yard? Looks like you guys are "livin' the dream."

Bryant, Kristie & Will said...

It's looking great! Will you have a room for a night the end of May? We are leaving VA on the 22nd and can only stay the night. I wish we could go to ceder point like we planned but we just don't have the funds. Can you email me your new address. Thanks!

Taryn said...

I am so excited to come see it! And I really want to help you do something so please let me know what I can do!!

Bradwich said...

Looks awesome, you guys! How exciting!

Carolyn said...

It is looking great! Mmm, cat smells. I can't wait to see the (pics of) finished product!

Brown Family said...

We are so excited for you guys! Loving the cookout! We can't wait to see your place in just a few short days!! We miss you guys!