Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Getting ready to show off

There was a flurry of activity at the house today.  The appraiser is coming tomorrow and everything needs to be "show ready," so to speak.  Hubby took the photos with his phone. 

Look -- a sink!  Even a counter.  Just this past weekend the counters were still cluttered with odds and ends of stuff that needed to be installed.  Now the counter is nice and cleared off.

The bright light in the upper right is the chandelier light from the dining area.  I was there as they wheeled the fridge in. 

Different angle on that side of the kitchen. Yes, the plastic is still on to keep everything looking "fresh" -- at least until we start using the appliances. 

Wish us luck that everything goes smoothly tomorrow! 

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Crown molding

Today we headed out to the house and the man of the house stained and put up the crown molding in the kitchen. 

 This is the first time I will have crown molding. It really is a nice finish to the cabinets.

While DH was putting up the crown molding I was out in the yard cleaning up the odds and ends that were still around from the construction.

Yesterday when my DH was at the house placing the floor trim he happened to look outside and saw that we had a visitor.

A young deer.  Turns out he/she hung around the house for a bit and then took a rest in a clearing 100 feet from the house.  Now this deer doesn't bother me, but next year if I have a garden, deer better stay clear.

In related news, the electrician is supposed to be out at the house tomorrow wrapping all the stuff that only he can do.   Sometime real soon the appraiser will be out there to check the place out.

Any day now we could start packing stuff up and and moving big items out.

Monday, October 15, 2012

More stuff happening

Things have still been going on at the  new house.  I finished staining and varnishing all the doors in the house.  I think eight interior doors, three sets of bi-fold doors for the closets and both my hubby and I stained and varnished hundreds of miles (not really, just feels that way) of trim.  Trim for around the windows, around the doors and along the floor.  So much trim. It's turning out fabulous.  Tomorrow I will be varnishing the *last* of the trim tomorrow.

In the meantime, here's a photo of a set of closet doors.

 I'm loving how the color turned out.  I'm just so pleased with that color.  Just loving the richness of it. 

Another thing that happened is that we purchased a riding lawnmower.  We ordered from the online home de.pot store.  Oh, this was a tale, let me tell you. We ordered the lawn mower and when it got to the local delivery company, the shipping guy called me and let me know that the item was damaged.  Took more than two weeks for the lawn mower to be returned back to the company before I could get my credit back.  

I ordered it again and Home de.pot shipped the second one out right away and I had received 10 percent off for my troubles.  The lawn mower showed up very quickly and here it is! 

We kept the plastic on it to keep it looking "fresh."


As soon as we got it running hubby took it for a spin.  He played it real cool, but I know he was quite excited to play with the new toy. 

In other house news I got the all the paperwork for the house done and submitted to the bank. It's "real" now. I received a call from the banker today to lock in the interest rate.  Now the house has to get finished so the appraiser can go check it out.   So ... about three to four more weeks and it will be ours (finally) if everything falls into place like it should. 

I did take some time to play a few weeks ago.  There is a corn maze in my area and I decided to take my son to it.  TONS of fun and I would definitely go back.  They have a FB page

They had those cut out things that you stick your head in and someone takes your photo.  My son asked me to take his picture but I didn't have my camera.  One of the people that was running the concession offered to take our pictures and she emailed them to us. That was really nice. 

Here we both are. I think I look like I'm wearing a nun's habit since you can only see a bit of my hair.


This is what I've been up too.  Not too much else going on.  I'm knitting very little. I've got a scarf on the needles and am using some of my handspun.  I'm spinning and crocheting not at all.  There's always winter, right.