Thursday, July 28, 2011
No one guessed the correct answer.
THE ANSWER: The second set of lines on the floor around our queen-size bed - which is a 10'6" square by the way - is the size of our current bedroom!
I can't even photograph our new bedroom in a way that shows how spacious it is! And let's just say, we will appreciate the room. I already daydream about sleeping here with the balcony door open to the fresh air in the fall and winter. (The original screen door is being re-screened almost as I write this.)
Monday, July 11, 2011
THE CONTEST QUESTION: What does the other set of lines around the bed represent?
(Answer will be revealed in one week. Leave your answer in COMMENTS.)
And in his free time he celebrated his 55th birthday.
House activities keep me busy too. I am working on picking the exterior paint colors because Larry Shelly's Two Guys Painting crew will start toward the end of the month. So far I have not nailed the colors. I have been picking out lighting fixtures, sinks, faucets, mirrors - you name it.
Sister-in-law Melinda Johnson adds to our fun with her enthusiasm and regular visits to the new casa to check our progress. Since I had an extra hand and my camera, Melinda is showing where the PB Audrina Chandeliers will hang above our night stands in the Master Bedroom - and where the PB Parisian sink will be in the Girls' Bedroom. (Had I told you that one of the bedrooms upstairs had plumbing for the sink? The Kerl family used one of the upstairs bedrooms as kind of an apartment for a family member. The room even has a little "knocker" on the door.)
I also try to bring cookies or bars to the guys when we have a large crew at the house. We really appreciate the work they are doing.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
It is hard to keep up with all the work that Dave, the electricians & plumbers, and Mike have been doing on the house. I am just scratching the surface here, but I need to catch up so here is a nutshell version:
Dave got the shingles on the new mudroom roof. We were happy that we could still get the same shingles that the previous owner used, and find out that they are a good quality shingle. (I do secretly wish that the house still had the original shake shingle roof...) Dave is also almost finishing putting new cedar siding around the new kitchen windows and around the new mudroom entrance.
I have not even touched on the myriads of can lighting fixtures that have been installed in the ceilings, or the numerous light switches that have been carefully placed. And I don't begin to understand the new power boxes or the organized labyrinth of wires that run through the walls. But Mike does love to go through the house and show me how amazed he is by the "beautiful work" they are doing and marvels at how organized the wires are. (I smile and nod.)