Thursday, December 23, 2010

The New Place: Part 1: The Work Begins

The last post showed our previous homes... and now there is work to be done! Actually there is a lot of work to be done. First the tour:

Home Sweet Home

The Living Room: before they started tearing up the carpet...

The Kitchen and Dining Room: before they started tearing up the linoleum...

The Second Bathroom: before they fixed the broken window (it was fixed today!)...

The Master Bathroom: before they tore up the floors. I love the wallpaper! Actually I love all the wallpaper in this place! I think it's because it reminds me of the wallpaper when I was little!

The Master Bedroom: Note the piece of plywood in the corner... after it was removed it was discovered that the toilet in the master bedroom had been leaking and that there was a four foot drop through the floor to the ground below! The leak has been stop and they're fixing it this week (Paul and Grumpa have their work cut out for them!).

Another problem spot (after the carpet had been torn out)! The big heater is getting lots of work drying out the wet spots!

The backyard! I am very excited about having our own fenced in yard!

And that is your first tour of the new place! I'm going to post pictures as we go along. We have to be moved out of this place by New Years Eve at midnight so we have a lot of work to do in the next seven days! It's going to be a whirlwind!


  1. My first thought was to say: "It's about time!" My next thought though, was: "Never say things can't get worse." You new neighbors don't have noisy or nasty dogs, do they?

  2. I don't think so! We've heard that one is a little old lady who is practically deaf. And our other neighbors include my best friend from our parish, another family from our parish who we're also friends with, one of my mom's friends and our retired priest (who married us and baptized Sadie) so we're cautiously optimistic. My mom's friend did warn me that sometimes during the summer people play music a little too loud in the afternoon and I pretty much started jumping up and down in joy (because if that's the biggest problem we find there I will be thrilled)!

    We dealt with the nasty dog problem before and it can be so scary and awful! At my parents house I carried pepper spray and sometimes an air gun when the dogs were around (they were thankfully only there part time).


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