Today’s Updates. The mailbox died. The post was a bit old, and no match for an energetic 4 year-old. This will mean a bump in priority for the ‘replace mailbox’ item on the House Checklist. Yes, of course there’s a list. It is in Excel, with tabs. One day soon, I’ll go into the importance of the House Binder.… Read More Day 5 Progress :: The Wall
Prep continues at the house. It turns out that everywhere there is wallpaper, there are two layers of wallpaper. It’s incredibly time consuming to remove. I understand why people just paint over it. Here is the listing photo of the master bedroom for reference, this room has one window and two layers of wallpaper. We… Read More So much wallpaper…
Mother’s Day started with coffee, sweet cards, gifts and hugs from the boy. 💙 Then off to Scott, again. We were on a new mission to find trough shelves and thought it was worthwhile to give it another shot. Sunday is the day that vendors leaves the antique show early, it was a bit of… Read More Mother’s Day, Scott Antiques Attempt #2
An early morning trip through an antique mall with two bulldozer children should begin with the appropriate amount of coffee. After a total goat rodeo of a morning, it turns out the only real benefit of the field trip to this place was meeting a friend I do not get to see very often. That and… Read More Scott Antiques, Prep Progress and More
Today is big one. We are officially starting prep for the painting and minor work we need done before we can move in to the house. The house was built in 1962, and has had a few updates over the years. We bought it from an older couple that have 5 grown children (around our… Read More Day 1 :: Prep, Survey, WiFi and Mother’s Day Love
Leaving Tiny House early this morning we were greeted by this giant limb carnage. It missed the roof of Tiny House by roughly 10-12 feet. I am very happy that we lucked out and this thing missed the roof and the power lines and we aren’t sinking money into two houses at once. It’s also… Read More Thoughts on Tree Removal
The house has a crazy yard. Tons of mature trees, years of carefully cultivated plants, intricate paths around the shed and play set and the boys’ favorite thing about the house – a creek. We have already ordered a new play set with a spectacular combination of climbing wall, fort, slide, swings, trapeze, etc. to… Read More Yard-work, with Chainsaws.
The first tasks assigned to us by the contractor include choosing paint colors. Joanna Gaines makes this look so easy, she walks into a room waves her hand toward the wall and says “and a coat of fresh paint” and you just know she’s already figured out the exact color for every square inch of… Read More Grays, so many Grays
We closed on a house last week, wrapping up a nearly year-long effort of real estate adventures. Now we begin the home improvement adventures. Expect sporadic and profanity-filled posts.