Sunday, November 23, 2008


All framed up for the big pour....
Our trusted friends from Perez Landscaping....

Finishing Touches
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Shop

Day Two... Wow, it will be bigger than I thought!!!
Day One

Thursday, July 31, 2008

My House Got a Hair Cut!

We're going for a little less bush and a lot more flowers. This is a huge change!!
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Saturday, June 28, 2008

A Little Trim Here... A Little Trim There

Ambitious... Robert is going to tackle the moulding in the kitchen. And all this time, I thought the kitchen was done.

He also finished the trim on the window in the baby's room. Finally it will be ready for blinds.
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Sunday, June 1, 2008

Garage: Before/After

This was what the garage did look like. Actually it was a little worse... I had already been working on it a little at this point.
So I've gotten some stuff moved at this point but I still need to move the ping pong table and tool bench. No problem...

... and wow! You can walk through the middle of our garage now!! I wasn't really able to unpack anything because I just don't have room in our house. But at least I made progress and know what is out there and where it is. There's more work to do but I think that was a pretty hefty project for being 39 weeks pregnant!!
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Monday, May 26, 2008

Fixing the damage

Have you ever seen someone so happy to be on their hands and knees?!?

Well yesterday gave us a scare when Home Depot informed us they no longer carry the flooring we installed. Although they said they were showing nine boxes in their inventory, they couldn't find it. Thanks Salinas Home Depot. They checked other stores and said... no stores in the area had it.
But I never settle for no.
I called them today and at first I was getting the same story. Then they transfer me to the pro desk. Come to find out, the inventory system was showing four boxes in the Gilroy store. So after getting a visual confirmation that Gilroy actually knew where their boxes were, I went up to Gilroy and now Robert is installing the replacement boards.
It's starting to be quite a mess though as he has to remove more to get to the replacement area because of the type of flooring this is. Happy Memorial Day to us!
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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Water Cooler Disaster

It doesn't look so bad on the surface... the wood is just starting to buckle.

The damage... All the wet pieces need to be replaced. We'll be at Home Depot today. This was not how we wanted to be spending our Memorial Day Weekend. Let's hope I don't go into labor today. Or maybe if I do, it will all be fixed by the time I get home!

We officially decided to cancel our delivery and get a Brita Water Pitcher.
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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Bathroom Trim

So I think we started this bathroom
about a year ago... to get it in
working order for Joseph's first
birthday party. He will be two at
the end of this month and look -
TRIM! The door is getting painted
as well.
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Monday, May 12, 2008

Side Yard

Our neighbor was working on the fence between our houses and knocked down a bunch of weeds in this section for us. It's pretty yucky back here. The gate at the front doesn't open up to the front yard but we discovered that this small fence will open and close to create some type of dog run or pin for keeping in some animal. It wouldn't have kept Pepper in, but we're guessing that's what it was for. Maybe one of these days I will have an "after" photo to post of this area. Wouldn't that be nice? I don't even know where to start with the yardwork!!!
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Finished Trim

So this is the exciting day a week ago Robert painted the trim and the rest of us did a little yardwork.

And these are the three completed windows - all new windows with their painted trim. Finally. Now I just need to get the rest of the house painted and say good-bye to that awful green trim. Plan on another "after" photo with all the bushes removed and something new in the planter. Not sure when that day is coming but it's coming! Maybe 2009??
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Yard Work, etc.

My digital cameras died last week so no photos to report; however, the bathroom we started a year ago is finally getting some attention again. Robert painted the ceiling yesterday and will hopefully touch up the wall paint and finish the trim work sometime this week. I will cross my fingers but not hold my breath.

Today I did a small amount of yard work whacking some weeds that have grown over and trimming down a bush in the backyard. While the yard needs a major makeover, I know that's not happening anytime soon so a little maintainence will have to do in the meantime.

Can't wait to get my new camera so I can take some photos of how things are looking around here.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Window Trim

This is the scene this morning.... The front of the house will be complete with trim on all of the new windows. Finally. Slowly but surely...
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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning... which means we've weeded out two bins of toys that have been neglected and outgrown. Joseph's birthday is coming and we have to make room for the gifts and goodies that flow in on a constant basis and the ones that will come at birthday time. Plus, I have no idea what we'll do with stuff for new baby... Time for a bigger house.
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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Patio Sliding Glass Door

Just in time for Easter we got a new sliding glass door going off the patio. Too bad it looks so awful agains the wood paneling of the old room. Maybe if we leave it long enough, it will come back in style - not in my lifetime!