Where to begin? Our blog has been a little neglected this past month. We’ve packed up our condo, moved in with my parents, bought a house, and are now fixing it up and making it our own before we move in.
Here are some pictures of the progress we’ve made so far. This is us in front of our new home. Yes, a fresh coat of paint on the door and frame are on our to-do list:
First up – removing all the carpet:
Next up – the ceremonial removing of the sock. Apparently one of the kids from the family that lived there before threw a sock up above the coat closet in a hard-to-reach spot. We had noticed it when we first looked at the house and wondered whether it would still be there when we moved in. It was, and my dad was happy to get rid of the orphaned sock:
The linoleum had some holes in it so we needed to rip that up, too:
While we were at it, we decided to remove the island and we’ll reattach it in a different spot to open the kitchen up a little bit:
My Grandpa, an electrician, got in on the action. He was found perched on a ladder most of the time working on making all of my lighting dreams come true:
Honorable mentions go out to my uncle and cousin who also came for a bit to lend a hand.
Dallas was our spackle master:
He found one or two places that needed filling in:
It fell to me to clean the bathrooms:
All of the manual labor was rough on my dad’s knees. He got blisters on his knees that were pretty painful. Caroline and Brooke were trying to figure out which was worse – his knees or his messy hair:
We have a move-in date set for two weeks from yesterday. Can we do it? We have little room for failure as my brother and his family are coming at that time so we’re getting kicked out of my parents’ house to make room for the visitors. Wish us luck!