Sunday, January 2, 2011

Move In Day! November 6, 2010.

Finally!  After devoting every spare moment (evenings after work and weekends) for over a month, we were ready to move in!  We thought this day would never come.  Now our new house is a place to live, not just a place to "go and work."

We had about 15 people come help us move on Saturday.  They all worked really hard.

Todd drove the rental truck.  It took several loads.

There was quite a caravan of cars behind us - our moving help.

Thank you to each and every one of you that came and helped us move!  We couldn't have done it without you.  Special thanks to Aunt Dawna for the Texas Sheetcake and also for coming back on Sunday to help us finish up.

Some work needs to be done!

The home we bought was a foreclosure and therefore, some work needs to be done.

Oscar says this carpet needs to go. 

So we replaced it with laminate.  Oh the woes of doing that.  It was no easy task.

The master bedroom had the same gross carpet, so we did that as well.
We left the wallpaper, but painted it the bare walls red.

These steps were carpeted, so I covered them with some vinyl.  Todd did the wood trim.

The kitchen walls were avocado green, so we primed them twice...

And painted them a pretty butter yellow with white trim.  I got some pretty sunflower curtains, to match.  Our kitchen theme is Roosters and Sunflowers.

Todd got himself in some dangerous positions to hang curtain rods.  Underneath him are basement stairs.  Good thing he has The World's Best Ladder.

Where have I been?

Oh my!  It's been a while since I've posted anything on my blog.  I've been a little bit busy... just a tad.  I'll try to tell the story in pictures.  I still have been taking photos nearly every day, but I won't bore you with every single one.  I'll just hit the highlights.

September 28, 2010
We closed on our new home!  Yes, those are the keys.  We were so excited.

Now... we have work to do!  The home was a foreclosure and will be a work in progress.