Monday, November 16, 2009

New House

Be grossed out if you must, but that floor is brand spankin' new! The Student spent quite a bit of time, energy and at least 5 trips to Lowes to get it in, and we're all very appreciative. Whoever thought carpet in a bathroom was a good idea is cuckoo. Now imagine it with freshly painted walls and a black vanity cabinet, hopefully it will look exactly as you imagined before the end of the year.

A quick snap of the kitchen before we moved in. And yes, that is carpet in the kitchen too! Ick! But the newly purchased Scraped Hickory Laminate is in the garage waiting for Thanksgiving weekend to make it's appearance. At some point we expect to paint the cabinets and replace the counter too. We're very grateful for the bigger kitchen right now though.

Backyard, complete with 2 sheds full of old tools, knobs, jars, paint etc. We plan to:
1) Scrap some of the old metal for a little bit of cash
2) Sell some of the extra tools and garage-saleable items
3) Use the free yard tools! And plumbing supplies and old paintbrushes and camping chair and and and and... We're thankful we don't have to buy a lot of stuff to take care of the yard.

The Monkey is playing next to a railroad hitch dug into the ground. We're not exactly sure why it's there but they must have had a use for it. We're not sure both sheds are going to stay long term, and we know some of the extra sidewalks need to come out but the boys are having fun playing out there everyday. (Oh and we think that's a peach tree in the picture, we hoping for peaches and pecans next year!)

We like the new house, despite the ugly carpet, it's finally feeling like home now!


Sarah said...

Looks great! Tile flooring is hard, so kudos to the Student! And am I old fashioned, because I think your kitchen (sans carpet) is actually cute, I wouldn't change a thing, at least it looks cute in the picture. Good work, fun house! And you totally scored with those sheds in the back, awesome! BTW, do you know what you're having (or are you going to find out)? And when are you due?

Missionary Mom said...

Good work Joey! I want to see pictures of the front of the house too.

Alex said...

love, Love, LOVE the pictures! It's hard for me to remember that you are not just a long drive away anymore and that I might not get to actually see your house. I totally wanted to get bumped on our vacation so we could score some free tickets (which I could then use to come see you) but fate did not smile down upon us. There were empty seats on all of our flights.