Saturday, September 22, 2007

Almost there...

So, here's a few pics of where we're at with the house :) I love having a functioning camera again. Outside we still have some finishing to do and a deck to build on the back and a whole lot of property clean up and landscaping to do. I can hardly wait unil the burn ban is off so we can start burning scraps etc. It will make a huge difference.

I stand outside many days and just try to remember the whole process we've been through to build this. I will never look at a house in the same way again. I've really taken it for granted all these years how much work goes into putting a house up. There's so many details that you have to focus in on. I really look at other people's houses with a much more detailed eye now. Yes, I am saying that I will pick apart your house when I visit!

Inside, Christian is tiling around one of the bathtubs and man is that ever time consuming! We still need to install hardwood in the hallway and main entrance, do the finishing like kickboards in the kitchen, all the window and baseboard trim, tile another bathtub surround, put up a few more doors, and finish the closets shelves. I'm looking forward to the closets being done, so I can put more things away. I've filled many boxes that are destined for Value Village. Living without a lot of our stuff for over a year has really made me realize how much stuff we didn't miss and don't need.

I'm also working on refinishing our table set. I'm finished the table, but not the chairs, so it doesn't match right now. We are REALLY looking forward to being done and moving into a different season of life... Maybe a season that might include a vacation! I really wanted to post a picture of our kitchen, but it's not quite done and my island was full of items to return to our church library that I found while unpacking. I'm surprised they still let us take books and videos out! We keep taking stuff and then packing it in a box somewhere as we moved from one place to another. It does feel good to know that we don't have to move for awhile. We did build this house to flip though within a year or two so I won't get too comfy!

I'll try and post pics more often now so we can show you more of what we've done. I can hardly wait to have some visitors come and stay, especially ones with decorating and organizing talents that can tell me where to put everything!

6 comments:

Carolyn said...

I love the house. It is super. Finally we got to see some pictures.

Rachel said...

Wow! Things are looking wonderful Jenn! All that hard work has finally paid off and you are so close to being done. I'm so glad you'll be as snug as a bug this winter and not wintering in a trailer. Ugh.
I can't decorate or organize but I can clean so have me over for a cleaning party!

Kori said...

You guys have done a great job it looks amazing!!
Hopefully you will get to enjoy it before you flip it.
Looking forward to seeing kitchens, baths, bedrooms...
:)

Anonymous said...

The house looks awesome! After all you've been through you still want to flip it? I'd try to wait a few years at least (say 5 or 6). Just think of what it will be worth then! Luv'ya Uncle Gord and "T"

Dinah said...

Well I don't know that Mom has decorating or organizing "talents" but she will sure sure tell you where to put it!!! Ha ha...love you Mom!
The house looks really nice I can't wait to see it up close.

nicole sagert said...

Jenn, your new home is beautiful!!!