Tuesday, October 06, 2009


On Friday, September 25th, we had Baby Plum. The very next Friday we finally closed on our house! It was such a relief!

We wanted to take a family picture in front of the Sold sign, but the sellers took that before we signed on the dotted line. Oh well. They also took the mailbox. (sigh)

It's an older house in a wonderful neighborhood, and we got a great deal. This is good, because we have LOTS of updating.

My dad and Bob painted two rooms this weekend - our bedroom and the playroom. They also laid down some Eco-carpet tiles in the playroom.

Although I wanted to refinish the original hardwood floors myself, my condition and the advice of my grandfather -- a former contractor -- led us to hire someone. It should be finished by the end of this week, and we can start moving in!

Most of the rooms were a nice neutral color, so they will stay as is for the time being. One bathroom and the kitchen are both a hot mess (holes in linoleum, wood paneling, dark peach tile board) and we plan on attacking those over Christmas holidays.

Lots and lots going on, so it's a very exciting time! I plan on taking some pics at some point. We'll definitely do befores and afters of the kitchen and bathroom.


Blogger JM said...

Congratulations! New houses, aside from all the work, are so much fun! Good luck getting it all together.

6:17 PM  
Blogger Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Sounds very exciting and stressful! Renovating with a baby is never easy. Good Luck! and Congrats!

7:02 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...


good luck w/ all your changes.
i'm glad you hired someone to do the big job. you really should recover as much as you can. (and milk it as long as you can!).

12:41 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

How exciting. We're in moving mode too, although our remodeling/painting plans are on hold for a little while.


7:53 PM  

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