Our Little Boogers

Sharing our lives: two kids, two full-time jobs, one old house, and plenty of love and laughter. And baseball.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Everything Is Blue

Ever since they started painting the house, I've had the song Blue stuck in my head. Anyway, look!
Also, we have doors!
Next step: door installation.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Busy, busy

Hello! We have been really busy with church, baseball, and work. Plus, I was out of town this weekend for a conference. Anyway, here are some progress pictures of the house! We're kind of entering the home stretch...
Our giant dirt pile is gone! We'll have to do something with all this dirt-- grass? I don't know. Also, the addition is primed and the whole thing should be painted tomorrow.
 You can see our french doors leaning against the front porch, too.
 The progress is amazing! They should be done in six weeks or so. The thing we're most looking forward to, though, is having a door back on the bathroom.
The sheet gives limited privacy, but it'll be nice to have a solid door.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Trim and Stairs and Stuff

I spent the weekend visiting friends (and running a half marathon! Woot!) while Eric and the kids enjoyed a visit from Nana and Pops. I'm not sure that there are many pictures of any of that. We did have a relaxing evening after dinner tonight.
The other thing we have now is real stairs to the basement! No more scary small boards! Look at these beauties!
They are so pretty! We also have a lot of baseboards AND a bathroom door that opens the right direction.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


The workers built shelves for our laundry room/pantry AND for the family room closet. It's so exciting!! Here are the shelves for over the washer and dryer:
 These are the pantry shelves:
 And these are the brackets for the shelves in the family room closet:

No kid pictures today, sorry.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Hardest Week?

Sorry for the lack of updates-- we had all the drywall installed, mudded, and sanded, and the house is still kind of a disaster zone. Every time I finish dusting, more dust settles. That's why I haven't been taking any pictures. We also got hit with Hurricane Matthew. Luckily, our only branches fell *between* the cars. Phew! We spent a nice evening playing games by candlelight, but a lot of our neighbors weren't so lucky.
Anyway, hopefully we're back and working through the dustiest part of this addition. We got tile floors and cabinets since my last update! Ignoring the toilet in the bathtub, look how amazing the kids' bathroom is:
Our bathroom is going to pretty sweet, too:
Frankly, any bathroom would be amazing right now. Our only toilet is in the room behind the sheet. To get into that bathroom, you have to climb over the pile of trim and shelf boards. That pile should shrink this week, but it'll be nice to have more than one toilet again AND doors.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Working Hard

The baby (not really a baby, I mean, she's almost 4) and I washed the stairs this weekend. The sheetrock is very exciting, but also quite messy.
She did a fabulous job!