Sunday, August 28, 2011

BACK FROM THE FARM

We didn't do much today, other than get some info, make some decisions, drop off the toilet and ceiling fans, and visit with some friends, ha.

We met our friends at a gas station off the freeway so they could follow us out there.  I prepared them for the "Grapes of Wrath" look, but they fell in love with the place.  She walked in the front door and said "I love it!"   She can see beyond the current state of repair and sees the true potential.  She's so excited for us as she knows I've talked about this for years (we used to work together).  Side note, she is making HER dream come true as well, which is so cool to see.

Today was:
PORCH


Her husband is doing the porch railing and new stairs for us.  It should look amazing when it's done.  He had lots of suggestions for things we wouldn't have thought of, and that was great.  Two new sets of 4 foot wide stairs, and a railing all along the front.  It will totally change the look, we can't wait!

Then:
PAINT


Also met the painter again.  He brought some samples of the texture for the ceiling and for the walls.  We loved his ideas, and he is going to do so many extra things for us, we really have found THE one.  He also suggested a great idea for the reading area in the master bedroom.
Work should start just after labor day.

Then:
ELECTRICAL


The painter brought an electrician that he worked with (and more importantly, trusted) and he walked around and we told him what we wanted.  We're going to have new outlets put in the mudroom, two on the front porch, one on the back of the house, two porch lights, two exterior motion lights, and, hopefully, a new ceiling light in the mudroom.
He's going to work up an estimate for us, fingers crossed that it's reasonable, $$ is running low, ha.

In about 2 or 3 weeks, hopefully by the first day of Fall, we'll have a NEW house inside!

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