Sunday, June 24, 2007

Living in the Rubble

My mom has been here for a whole week helping us pack up the condo. She is always such a big help...and when it comes to packing..she gets after it!! We are almost done minus all the last minute things to pack up. We are moving next weekend, so for this week I have to bear with the mess. I am clean freak when it comes to things being dirt, dust and grime free, but when it comes to clutter...I can go a few days. has been more than a few days and it is getting to me. The one good thing is that I have strategically put boxes in front of places that I don't want Keegan to go..and that is driving him nuts.

We closed on our condo last Monday and closed on the house last Friday. Since then we have been demolishing the interior of the new house. We took out a built-in bookcase in the family room, some tile in the entry way (Jonathan and Brad decided to let the tile man do the rest..a little more work than anticipated) and the vent hood above the stove-top. My mother-in-law, Janet, is an interior designer and she "loathes" those vent hoods. I agreed that I hated them too and now it is gone. My mother in a law has been an incredible asset to this whole project and is helping our place look incredible. Mom and I pulled off all the wall-paper...9 hours worth! I think she only stopped to eat! Also, I have to give props to my brother in law, Brad, who was pulled into the project and worked his tail-end off. What boy does not like demolition?

Our floor has been a big issue because the entry way, the family room, and the kitchen have 3 different floors and they are all connected. (weird) When we took out the built-in it obviously had no floor underneath. So, we decided just to tile all three areas. We found this really cool brown, worn leather looking tile that will look killer! The best part is, it is cheap and I LERVE it!

Finally, I have to give props to my friend Christine who has suffered through picking out paint colors along with me. She has put up with my fickle-ness. She really has called me to greatness and helped me not choose boring colors. So this is what I went with if anyone is interested. Nancy, you might be the only one. The kitchen will be a dull apple green. (best way to describe it) The play room (used to be dining room) will be yellow. The dining room (used to be living room) will be chocolate and khaki. Everywhere else is khaki...including the master bedroom. Sorry did not win me over there. :) The upstairs will be painted to be continued.

So anyway, I just caught you up and by next Sunday we will be in the new house and everything will start getting a place.
Until then...over and out.


Nancy Mon said...

Everything you are doing in the new house sounds wonderful. I cannot wait to see you in your new abode. I am impressed with the number of posts you have done throughout this project... thank you! Looking forward to bowling lunch with you on Thursday.

courtney said...

nice useage of "lerve." props to you for that. and the precise reason i still have butt-ugly wallpaper all over my house is that i loathe taking it down. what a miserable job. we're hiring someone soon to do the very thing.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

I feel you, dawg. We are starting to pack for our move, and I'm dreading it! It's harder to "camp out" for days with a toddler!

Janelle & Ella said...

So exciting!! I can't wait to see pictures of the inside!!

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The Granniss Family said...

Hi Michelle! I found your blog through Melissa's. I just have to ask you, Do you remember in college when I told you that you just had to go to Houston's First Baptist Church because there were so many Godly and extremely cute guys there? Lol! Looks like you found a keeper and he did very well himself! Your baby is so cute! Congratulations on your new house.