Monday, September 29, 2008

Two Great Pieces of News!

First and foremost, my Dad's double knee replacement is done! It took about three hours (I think) and then a couple of hours in Recovery. When we got there to see him, he was sitting up eating and talking like he'd never had surgery! (Thank the Lord) Well, he was a tiny bit pale, but all in all he was so much more alert than I ever suspected he would be. I thought he'd be all drugged up. But, physical therapy starts tomorrow morning. Can you believe that?

Secondly, we are completely out of the has been cleaned and we are turning in the keys tomorrow!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Moving Day

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law are wonderful!

They are in the other room working their hiney's off helping us move while I'm in here blogging away. They saved the day because they brought a dolly to help us move all the big stuff like the fridge, sofa sleeper and the other pain-in-the butt stuff.

And also brought the very 'special gift' above.
O.k., gotta run . . . . G's breaking out the grill for the first time. We're having Angus Burgers!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

We Are In!

Lots more to do, but tonight's our first night in our new house. We brought our kitty over today. She doesn't know how to act. Sooooooooo much room!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

50's Retro Walls

Here's what the (2) remaining walls in the kitchen look like. Wouldn't YOU want to paint this?

The Kitchen

I tried to get a picture of the 50's retro walls yesterday, but my camera's batteries were dead. I'll try again today. We got the first coat of primer on 2 of the walls yesterday and will put primer coat #2 on today. Followed, hopefully, by the paint.

One of the great things about moving is . . . you can get rid of all the JUNK. We have a dumpster here, at our apartment, and you can bet we'll be taking advantage of that over the next week or so. And you can also clean the place you're moving into from the inside out while it's empty. Speaking of that, my hands are a wreck! But, it's all good. L.S. asked me why I don't wear gloves. I told her because you can't clean as well with gloves on. I'm not sure if she understood or not. She'll never know. All she did was keep me company and hand me cleaning supplies. LOL

Not really . . . she's helping us paint. And I'm glad of that. She's a perfectionist. She told me I was putting it on too thick. Had to get G involved. Which was a good thing. The man can reach the darn ceiling from the floor!

Friday, September 19, 2008

New Home

Let's just say it's exactly what we were looking for . . . and MORE!

  • It's a little 1.5 story cape cod with two dormers . . . one in each of the two upstairs bedrooms
  • 3 car garage / cement driveway (garage door openers!)
  • BIG back yard (1/2 acre) - with deck (that needs power washed and stained and needs a railing added)
  • Formal living room and dining room (because of the next entry...the house wasn't built that elaborately)
  • Office and den (we are converting the 2 lower level bedrooms that are adjoined with access between)
  • Neutral carpet (getting cleaned by the seller) and walls throughout
  • New fridge, stove, dishwasher, and microwave
  • New tilt in windows throughout
  • Washer and dryer
  • 2 full bathrooms (the upper level bathroom needs updated has the 60's thing going on)
  • Central air
We are having the kitchen and bathroom floors replaced with vinyl flooring, and are having the office and den recarpeted. We get that estimate Monday.

The kitchen needs repainted. The wallpaper is 50's retro and UGGGGLLLYYYYYY. We've got the primer and paint ready to go, though.

But the main thing is.......I DON'T HAVE TO SCRAPE MY CAR OFF THIS WINTER!

Full basement too, but that's a whole 'nother story (needs lots of work)

We want to get a lot of things done before our families see it, though, so be patient with us as far as invitations go. And, thanks for understanding, family members!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

New Homeowners!

We closed on our house yesterday! More to follow.

My Dad's double knee replacement surgery is the 29th. Two surgeons. Interesting, eh?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Home for Good!

Our son, and his fiance arrived home for good last night! What an overwhelming set of wonderful emotions. I just sat there looking at him thinking, I've got my son back!

Our Faith in the Lord and His protection of our soldier got us here.

God is good!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A New Beginning

This blog is for my friends and family. Those that supported me during the trying times of the past (5) years. It will be about the happy times in life we all take so much for granted. And the life lessons it took to get there. So, please feel free to comment and share YOUR happy times!