Wednesday, May 28, 2008

homeward bound

Well, we're in the home stretch. Finally.

We had some great help and company this weekend in the form of Uncle Pete and cousin Ashley. Ash was on her way back from being a ski bum in Utah all winter, and they made a stop to help us out and, oh yeah, catch the Syracuse Womens' Lacrosse team play in the NCAA finals. The girls lost their game, but they are sure to make it all the way next year with 'Smash' as their new Assistant Coach!

We got a lot of painting done this weekend, including the new bathroom, baseboards in the upstairs bedroom and dining room, and crown molding in the dining room. See....

Overall, the house looks completely different than it did at this time last week. The cabinets have been installed in the kitchen, the hardwood has been refinished, the appliances have arrived, and I actually mowed the lawn! Check out the cabinets - as Uncle Pete would say...Dude, Sweet.

What else...Kyle defied gravity and horrible directions (thanks for nothin', Kohler) and with just a tiny bit of assistance from yours truly, installed the kitchen sink. In pink.

And as if that weren't enough, we MOVED! All that remains at our apartment is our mattress, clothes, and kitchen stuff. We extended our lease a few extra days so we won't have to take icy showers, so we'll be sleeping there until June 5. Many thanks to Jeff, Brandon, and especially sleep-loving Brian, for getting up early and helping us shove our stuff out the window (seriously) at 8 AM.



Luckily, we have this little guy (Blue) across the street to cheer us up when we get overwhelmed. Blue, you're my boy!

6 comments:

David said...

It boggles the mind what you guys have accomplished. Amazing. Maybe you should conduct workshops on energy and time management.

Wanderluster said...

Wow, you've made a ton of progress! Can't wait to see the finished kitchen.

Courtney said...

It looks awesome! It's so much fun to see such progress in such a short amount of time.

Corey said...

Amazing progress!

Looks like your last apartment was at Clipper Mill. The queen place is still there (for sale), so sometimes Loki and I could be spotted around the area. :-)

momnipotent said...

Just found your blog, so fun to see all that you've accomplished. LOVE the arch. My husband learned how to do crown molding, and we've been painting it before we install it. Then just fill the nail holes and gaps, and do the touchup painting. Seems a lot easier than trying to paint it after installation. Good luck!

techhandyman said...

Wow kitchen is looking good! where did you get your cabinets and what brand/model are they? we are doing a kitchen soon and yours look very close to what we have been searching for!!!