The House

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Painting and Weeding

Forced to stop due to the rain, this seems as good a time as any to give an update. Last weekend was busy with Patrick pushing me much harder than I prefer to work. But as long as he’s working, I feel bad to relax. Right now it’s a bit different though, while he finishes … Continue reading

Paint and Plaster

During the past three months or so, we’ve worked on and off, little by little, on the front room walls. The front room more than any other had very bad paint, not color, although I can’t stand any of the colors the house came with, but the paint was dimpled and cracked on all the … Continue reading

Finally Emerging

I’ve been horribly negligent about the bulbs that I so badly needed to buy over the last few months. Not on the buying side, I bought lots of bulbs but never got to planting them. Not until past all the recommended planting dates. On either January 8th or 9th, can’t remember, I planted the Muscari … Continue reading

Ours is the Most Beautiful House

…at least, on the street, if not farther out. To say the least, that Robin’s Egg blue isn’t on our house anymore. The painter’s finished the day yesterday sooo close to being completely finished with the house and for the first time this week, we came home before sunset and were actually able to see … Continue reading


So wonderful news, we’re getting a New Years Gift from our contractor! He’s painting our house, completely, instead of just priming it like he’s required to. So no more pink house! He told us this last Thursday when he came by in the evening and they started painting on Friday. We had already been thinking … Continue reading


Almost two weeks ago now, we finally got a kitchen floor. So simple and such a pain to be without. Although I’ve already had to get on my hands and knees to clean up dirty little footprints left by one of our new kittens. We’ve been in the house since July but the floor so … Continue reading

After the Move

So we’ve been in the house now for just over two weeks and have been able to use our three weekends so far to bring a bit of order to the inside of the house. The outside may still have a lot of construction materials and a very bad looking propped up porch roof, but … Continue reading

Starting Work

Well, we closed just over five days ago and already our contractor, Abel Diaz of A&D Construction and his crew have put in four days of work (although I only have pictures of three). On the day we closed, Wednesday, when I got home, even though Patrick was on the couch with a headache and … Continue reading

It’s Ours

I got an text message from my Realtor at 12:16 and it’s officially ours! We’re now the owners of record. Wow, I’ve been looking at houses for over a year now, how the hell am I going to fill my time now, hah

The Plans – The House

Sometime in college, I went to visit family in the mid-west and was bored to death by programs they were watching on TLC about fixing up homes and gardens and redecorating. But while I remember disliking the programs during that whole trip, they did somehow grow on me and there began my interest in buying … Continue reading



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