Friday, September 23, 2011

The Lack of Before and After Photos

All our rooms are just a few things away from being finished.

The bedroom is pretty close, but I have yet to unpack my favorite lamp.

The kitchen needs one little bit of paint over the stove, and three inches of the counter top need to be sawed off before I can paint there, so I'm waiting for that.

The living room is waiting for my rocking chair and the piano.

The formal dining room is waiting for me to paint the armoire a nice farmy green color, acquire a few more mexican pressed back dining room chairs (and stain them a rich dark brown), and put a few things up on the walls.

The kids room is waiting for some book selves and a bench to put toys in.

The family room is waiting for walls and flooring.

The front yard is waiting for some wire so I can finish our fence, some time so I can haul over rocks from around the yard to make a path, and some cactus' for our cactus garden.

The office is waiting for walls and flooring, as is Luxy's bedroom (she is currently in the boys room).

So, very slowly, as we find an extra hour here or a left over $20 there, these things will be done.  For now, just take my word for it that things are coming along nicely :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Well, we moved into Dusty Acres this weekend. It was exhausting. We just got the internet back up and running again today so there will be more posts soon. A lot is happening, a lot about the property is changing. After we killed all the spiders that had taken up residence in the house, we started doing other painting, installing light fixtures, refurbishing the Craigslist furniture we got specifically for the house, etc. We've got a long way to go still, but will try to take pictures of all of the major projects. Here is a quick little slideshow about our moving experience this weekend:

Our pre-move relaxation day up at Lytle Creek (where we learned how to pan for gold).

A fire on the side of the freeway that I came across while picking up some furniture for the house.

Putting up security lights outside.

Painting the eat-in kitchen and living room. The color is "Scottish Loch Blue". Looks like a Scottish loch (lake)...on a sunny day.

Jack and Luxy in the moving truck. They had a blast in that truck.

Jack and Luxy carrying a table leg to the truck.

Uncle Tim and Luxy fixing the china hutch.

Jack's footprint in the sand outside the front door. He was so proud he made me take a picture.

Jack and Luxy sitting on one of the many tire towers around fence poles not far from the house.There is a colony of gargantuan stink bugs living at the bottom of this one.

This house has more space than our apartment (obviously) but the surfaces are lower. This is what happens when you have a bowl of apples within arms reach of two hungry toddlers.

The sunset from our kitchen window.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Escrow is done!

The loan has funded and we just have a few more hours to wait until we officially get the keys.

We'll be starting the move with a good cleaning and some paint, so get ready for some before and after photos!