Saturday, March 17, 2018

Working On The House

We have spent the last few weeks working on this house of ours with plans of selling in a few months.

Disclaimer: I say we but Rich is doing 90% of the work right now. He is retired and has the time; I work and am gone from home 10 hours a day. 

The first thing we decided to tackle was taking the old, worn out carpeting out of the bedrooms upstairs.

I had suspected that there might be hardwood floors underneath and I was right. What was surprising was what good shape they were in!

This is the first and smallest bedroom we worked on. I didn't get any before pictures but this is after we painted and put new shoe molding on. All we did to the floor is clean it and shine it up some. It's far from perfect but I think it's good enough!

Then next room was the second largest room. It had a pink carpet which Rich pulled up one day.

Then we took old wallpaper down and Rich had to fix a few areas of the walls that were bad.

We took two days to paint and then we cleaned the floor and shined it up. This is my favorite room!

The rugs are just two pieces of carpet remnant that we had sitting in the basement from when we had carpeting done in the family room about 12 years ago!  They are good enough!

We are currently in the process of working on the master bedroom. The carpet is up and the floor is a little rough in spots.

I'll do a post when we are done with the room!

Here's our little Maxwell. He caught a cold and doesn't feel good today :( His little cheeks get so rosy!

Until the next time....

Sunday, February 18, 2018


It's been more than a month since I last posted on this blog. My intentions are always good. I wish I could post from my iPhone (won't support Blogger) or my tablet (can't import photos) because it seems like I always have my face stuck in one or the other of those!

This winter so far has been pretty rough. Actually, it's been a typical Michigan winter. We just got a little spoiled with the mild winters we've had before. 

My least favorite part is when I am working all day and it's snowing the whole time which happened last week. I get to my car and it looks like this:

Notice I have the windshield wipers popped up? I just started doing that this year any time I know it's going to snow. It's so much easier to clean the windshield and the wipers are not covered with ice!

However, it was still snowing so I had to drive with the heat blasting on defrost the whole way to keep the windshield from freezing up! I was roasting by the time I got home!  

Rich has been doing a lot of this lately. I think this was the third time he cleaned off the driveway that day!

Good thing he has me out there helping him!

The snow blower he's using used to be my dads. He gave it to Rich when he moved out of his house and no longer needed it. We had one already but this one is bigger and better!

Rich retired a few weeks ago. He actually plans on working one or two days a week but has taken a few weeks off to see how he feels. 40+ years of being a mechanic has taken it's toll on his body. 

He feels pretty good right now though and has been getting things done around the house We plan on selling in the Spring or Summer and there is a lot of stuff that needs to be done to get this house ready for the market. Not looking forward to the stress but I am looking forward to living in something much smaller someday. 

Our Maxwell turned one year old on January 8th! 

Shauna made him a cupcake cake!

He got lots of presents! Look at those cute little feet!

He loved his birthday cake!

Especially when he got to beat it with his hammer!

But still managed to keep eating it between hammer blows!

He has brought so much joy and laughter to our family this past year!

Last week I took a day off of work so I could spend the day with him. He took this selfie!

Until the next time....