Wednesday, May 29, 2013

House project {Week 8}

Sorry to have made you wait for this post, especially since so many of you have commented about how much you enjoy them.  Believe me when I say I miss blogging.  We seem to be using up every single one of our 24 hours and still its not enough.

We are losing touch with the "real world" and slipping into our own reality.  Its for a set amount of time and the gratification of hard work and the unity of a common purpose, watching a dream unfold is rewarding.

Even though we're not doing what most would consider to be fun, it is.  We both like to work hard, and we are definitely doing that.  :)  We spend much of our days in the same breathing space and sometimes we get minutes here and there of uninterrupted time to talk.  A little flirting may or may not be going on throughout the days as well.

STILL the electrician is doing wire stuff.  It makes things seem like they are going slow, but its a perfect time to be dealing with it, while we can easily open up walls and floors and ceilings.

I felt awful doing it, but I asked Shaun to move a wall he had just built, in the spot I had asked him to put it.  See the two skylights?  When the room was open it made sense to me to put the wall right between the two.  But when the wall was up, the window to the right (in the girls' bedroom) was too close to the new wall (duh!) and our master closet was too big.  Without much grumbling, he moved the wall over to the left eight-ish inches.  Much better!

 Aiden continues to be amazing.  While the older kids are at school he just bops around, finding projects to help with and the guys are able to send him on lots of missions.  His little legs do the one to three flights of stairs like its nothing.
 This was the first full week for our summer employee.  We hired a poor bible school student from our church who is a hard worker.  The extra hands have been a blessing.
 De-briefing time with the fam.
 First go-around with the wallpaper steamer.  When I type that word "wallpaper" I can smell the glue and feel it on my hands.
 The electrician and Shaun have been working side-by-side.
 Hardest worker around.  Always has to wear this particular shirt backwards because he likes to see the number.

 Thomas (the summer help) is also great with kids.  He was here helping Aiden get his parachute out of the tree that he'd dropped from the third floor.

 The black is almost all gone.  So much brighter already.
 Underneath the plaster had been stenciled.

 A mighty warrior or superhero can oft be found throughout the house.
 Z nd Avery were helping with electrical stuff in the boys bathroom....
...and basement.
 More dump runs with my boys.
 Lots of work being done up here....canisters for recessed lighting being removed, old wire taken out, and new wire being strung.  Soon it will be ready to insulate.
 Sometimes you've got to break out in dance.
 Nathan was buried in the master bath, prepping for the vanity.
 You don't see Amanda in too many of these.  She's around for boosting morale and kind of flits and floats around.  I have the funniest story about her, which I have to tell soon.

I guess I've spent some time thinking about the dining room this week on Pinterest.

We have to do something different with the mantel in that room.  Thinking I might like to have a non-painted wood mantel, doesn't need to be too fancy, but bulkier than whats there.

 I love this idea for one of the walls.  Its pretty crafty, but I bet I could sucker someone into doing it for me.
 There's a nice built in bookcase, which I'll need to get creative for, cause I can't fill a bookcase with books in the dining room.  :)


LuAnn said...

I am one of those enjoying your weekly updates. I can not believe all that wallpaper. YIKES!!!! That is alot of work. If I lived closer I would be there to help you. Love your banister too.

Happy House updating !!!!

sara said...

I also love to see the progress!! I am just in awe of the fact that you can do all that..with no injuries!!! :) I have a feeling a finger or something might be missing in this house!

Michele said...

Great job! Bill and I love doing stuff like this just no time anymore! It is actually how we got to know each other and fell in love. :-) He was helping me get my house ready to sell and we spent hours and hours together. Miss those days! It's a lot of work but you all are doing a fabulous job! Can't wait to see the "finished" project (haha as I am sure you are). Hugs!