Monday, April 29, 2013

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Halfway Through the Remodel

Last I posted on this was Thursday morning. Just a couple hours later the installer's showed up to start installing the new floors. We had been preparing for what seems like months and were still caught off guard.
The office and guest room still had carpet pad and tack strip, the master bedroom and walk in closet still had carpet and the inflatable bed our neighbors had lent us and there were still a few boxes and odds and ends that needed to be moved out.
I called my DH at work to come home. luckily he works 5 minutes away. We donned safety glasses and knee pads and got to work. Once we had the office and guest room cleared so they could start installing the floors Waste management showed up to pick up the Bagster's we had filled with carpet, tile and baseboards - then it was back to work. When the installer's left for the day my DH worked on the stairs and moved the air intake for the furnace that used to be on the side of the stair landing that he removed earlier. I took my babies - Bob, Lucy and Claire to the basement and groomed them so they would be nice and clean while staying with family.
We finally called it quits at 7:30 loaded the pups and what we could think of to grab and left.
That day by far was the most physically challenging.
Since then we have stopped by to grab odds and ends we'll need for the next week or so and of course check on the status.

While my hubby was at work last Monday I removed of the tile in the pantry.
 When he came home he was so happy he removed the tile from the stove and dishwasher areas. And that was the end of the tile removal (Whew! that was a rough job).

 The guest room - The beginning of the new floors.
Bob was trying anything to get upstairs to be with us.
He eventually got upstairs and we had to move this box to avoid future break outs.
Progress : )
 Bob had to check it out.
 The final layout of the new steps which extend 4" on each side to accommodate the new railing.
A few more pics - I took lots of them.

These are the stairs going into the family room
 The trim along the wall which will have a railing on top and trim underneath.

The installers plan to start the staining process on Monday.
Yesterday I met a good friend at the Gateway shopping center in Salt Lake City to do some catching up, shopping and have lunch. We had a great time, the weather and tulips where gorgeous.

 Today the hubby and I are going to shop for new baseboards and stop by the house to check on the progress. And maybe even catch a movie.

Have a great day!

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Empty Nest

We are nearing the end of phase one - Demolition, tear down and removal of just about everything.
Jenn, Eli, Zach and Whit came by on Sunday and moved the appliances and the rest of the furniture - Love, love, love them!

It's looking pretty empty around here.

We were going to go buy an air mattress when our neighbors offered to borrow us theirs - We have some really great neighbors.

I'm looking forward to having a stove/kitchen again. Microwave and take out meals are getting old already.

We are nearing the end of the clear out mode and we've been busy removing tile, baseboards and painting. We are tired, sore and ready for a break but keep going because we have to.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Brayered Betsy's Blossoms Card

This is one of the cards I made for my March Card Club by request from one of my Stamper's - Lori for a brayered card.
Just now getting around to posting it.

Stampin' Up! Supplies:
Betsy's Blossom Stamp Set #126004 (wood) #126006 (clear)
Vintage Verses Stamp Set (Sell-a-bration No longer available)
Whisper White Card Stock #100730
Glossy White Card Stock #102599
Tangerine Tango Classic Ink Pad #126946
Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink Pad #126950
Delicate Details Lace Tape #130966
Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack (Sell-a-bration No longer available)
Brayer #102395
2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch #118874
1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854
Little Scallop Circle Punch #129404
Whisper White Baker's Twine #124262
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430
Glue Dots #103683
The numbered items above can be purchased Here on my Stampin' Up! website.
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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Living in the Dust Bowl

Packing continues, the tile in the kitchen is gone (except for what is under the appliances), the office furniture is empty (at least my side) and ready to be disassembled and there is a coating of dust over everything.

The kids and grand kids will be here today to help move appliances and take out carpet.

I had a nice break yesterday while I attended the Stampin' Up!  Regional here in Salt Lake at the Stampin' Up! home office. I had a great time with friends and learned new techniques and also got to see and use new products. Now can't wait to get this remodel over with so I can start stampin'.

OK, back to the remodel (focus, focus!). While I was gone yesterday my DH removed the carpet, baseboards and railing in the dinning room - Who Woo!

Whats left to be completed - removal of the remaining furniture, appliances, our closet contents, drapes, carpet, baseboards and doors. It seams like a long list but it is getting shorter. Just have to keep up the momentum for a few more days.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lumber Delivery

I spent this morning running errands and searching for moving boxes. I went to Lowe's and Home Depot, neither of which had medium boxes (@*#+!) all while racing to get home in time for the lumber delivery.

Just after I arrived home my DH showed up, said he was taking the rest of the day off - So - off I went to another Lowe's where I found medium boxes - Whew! I was ready for a rest.
Just a little one - I got one soon after arriving home. This beautiful truck arrived.

I took a break and watched these two load 3,000 lbs of hickory into our living room - Yes! - New floors!
What a beautiful sight!
Of course then the dogs had to come check it out.
Breaks over - Back to work.
I started packing my office/craft room.
While DH worked on the kitchen tile.
We made progress which is good as we have one week to remove all the carpets, baseboards and appliances so the installers can come in and do their thing.
I almost forgot one other thing I accomplished today - I registered for the Stampin' Up! Convention -  Yippee!
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