While Chris was at church all day for the School of Ministry, my parents and I had a demo day on the upper kitchen cabinets. Enjoy!
There is a quote I love that says, “Many hands make light work.” Well, I was blessed today to have the many hands of my writers group working with me.
I knew they were awesome before, but I’m now convinced that they are all descendants of Wonder Woman. We got so much done!
Storage unit is almost completely empty. Trips to Goodwill and also transferring a lot of stuff to one of our garages at the new place.
I love these women. It was a lot to do and yet it was so much fun to just be with them. They made something that could have felt like a total burden feel like making memories. Thank you Diane, Holly, Emma, Ella, Abby and Carlye! I love you more than you know.
The cargo van has been returned and now I’m on the couch. Hopefully, I can move tomorrow. Good day. Great friends. New house.
Hi everyone! It’s Saturday! Today the focus is storage unit clean up and cabinets. Enjoy this video of us picking up the van as well as a morning summary.
I did another “before” video today before the carpet guys arrived.
They did a beautiful job and the color is just what I was hoping. I’m very happy with it.
I did get a little grumpy with the guys. They were supposed to also tear out all the remaining carpet in the house and totally prep the floors for my other flooring. They partially did this, but it took a bit of a fight and this customer service manager, meaning me, wasn’t impressed.
Anyway, I got in the car and I told God I was grumpy. I looked up and saw the below.
All is well and the carpet is beautiful. I’ll deal with the customer service lack tomorrow.
Yay for something new in the house! Woot woot! Aren’t things getting pretty?!?
Today was a short renovation day.
I worked most of the day and then worked from my new home in the afternoon due to a roofing project they are doing at my job that stunk us all out. The fumes from that tar cart are brutal.
Anyway, all afternoon I sat on a blue metal folding chair and worked with my laptop squeezed onto a painted dinner tray I used for a desk. At one point I paused and I looked around.
This was my home. We have a home.
I thanked God that He had provided a good job and now I was sitting in the home He had provided.
I texted Chris, “We have a house…”
He texted me back, “We have a house.”
Carpet is coming tomorrow. We painted our master bedroom tonight.
Pics aren’t great because it was dark. I’ll take more tomorrow so you can see the paint colors and the new carpet.
It’s getting real people.
Well, we were all pretty pooped today so I didn’t get many pics.
We did get close to finishing all the painting, minus the bathrooms and kitchen, but those aren’t ready for that yet.
I didn’t get pictures but we decided to let the poor kitchen cabinets go. There was just no saving them. So, the doors and drawers are gone with the trash.
Sometime this week we will be taking the old boxes down.
New carpet for bedrooms comes tomorrow. Eek!
I cried today.
Chris and I picked paint colors this morning and as they went up on the walls I got emotional.
While Chris was spraying all the ceilings white, my Mom and I started putting color on the walls.
I was worried we got a little risky with our choices but now, I absolutely love what we picked.
Tomorrow all the walls, minus the kitchen and bathrooms should be finished as far as paint. Pictures to come…but for now, here is Day 3.
Apparently my dining room has drywall texture over the original wallpaper. When we took the old curtain rods down there it was. Vintage baby.
Well we primed the heck out of our house yesterday on Day 2.
We are on a roll people…
Something beautiful about today was getting to go into each room and see all the beautiful scriptures and notes some dear friends had written on the walls. Here is a sampling below. The words are there forever underneath the paint.
2019 came and went. I didn’t write.
I was too BUSY…the next moment was all I could see or get through.
18 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:18-19
Last year is a former thing. This year is new and God is starting a new thing in our lives starting with OUR VERY 1st HOME.
We are so excited and this is such an answer to so many prayers.
Many of you have asked me to share pictures since I am blessed to have so many loved ones all over the world!
So for a bit, this blog will document our story as we experience making our 1st home new through the remodeling process. I hope you enjoy!
I forgot to get a picture with 2 dear friends, but they came over and took us to dinner to celebrate. Love you Mike and Holly.