Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Yee-haw!  I'm beyond thankful for these amazing days!  I love the gorgeous, sky blue-pinkish-orange sunrises and sunsets, and this weather (except today's rain..) has been so nice.  No sunburns and heat rashes, and no heavy coats and colds.  I love this season. : )  (..ha! can you tell?)

The house is definitely coming along!  (another mood booster?)  We finally have most of the cabinets installed.  They are finishing up my open shelves, the corbels, and the island.  The painters need a day to sand them and get ready to prime the next day..maybe Wednesday, and start painting on Thursday?!

I'm having hardiboard siding put up behind Carter's mirror above his countertop and around the pool bathroom up to four feet, as wainscoting.  They got a little mixed up and did to up to four feet in his bath, and are working their way up to the ceiling in the pool bath!  That's a LOT of siding we didn't necessarily need.  I really want to see some blue wall and some white siding.  I really want it taken down.  Is that bad?

Pool has had no change.  A couple of the steps are way too high (steep, as in one is 13" and one is 14" high!), and the construction manager watched, and he opted to leave them that way.  I just can't let the kids fall off into the shallow end!  Can you imagine?  (Ok, picture ME falling off into the pool.  See?  Gruesome!  Hilarious, but in a bad way.)

Anyway, I requested they make the bottom one start higher, then add a whole 'nother step.  It'll eat into the shallow end, but I'd rather it be done right than speed through it.  The crew was in Kansas City on Friday, and I don't know when they'll be back.

I am finding depths of patience I didn't know I had in me.  Really.  It's been a huge growing experience.  I know it seems tiny, but for me, there are some giant steps.  Like my exterior lights.  They are on unconfirmed backorder (meaning limitless right now), for whenever.  To pass inspection (and therefore close on the house) (..and therefore move in!) we have to have lights.  Do we (A.) choose new lights? (none come close) (imho)  Or do we (B.) put on little cheap bearable lights to pass and hold us out until the good ones become available?

Ok, this may be easy for some of you, but it's torture for me.  I will have a funky-looking house for a while.  I care what people think, no matter how awful it is.  I know, I know, it's wrong.  It doesn't matter.  But just think, when my house is done, I'll be making up for lost time entertaining.  The kids just want a house full of kids over.  Those kids have parents.  They'll think I spent all my money on brick (well, I kinda did!), and didn't save any for those outside lights.  I don't want pity on us. ; )  So, just know we are choosing this.  And come back in January.

So, we'll tough it out, like we have so far, and I'll get my a-mazing lights in the end.  See?  Patience.  I have a ton of examples from this little ol' project, but I won't bore you.  I know it'll be worth it.

Wanna see some pictures?
Frames for Children

His new thing is opening his mouth for pictures!

He adores his big brother : )

Yum!  (open mouth again!)

Kitchen!  (remember this bare window?  Kitchen is looking good!)

Desk/Stovetop Area : )

Siding going up behind Carter's sink

Shelves in the kitchen!

More shelves!  I had to have them lowered to reach them ; )
Ok, that's it!  We are waiting for priming, painting, and then flooring..plumbing, lighting..not so far now. : )
Hope your house is farther along. haha, hopefully cleaner!  Hugs!


Stacy said...

I'm living vicariously through you. Every time I see one of your posts I get all excited to see how the house is coming along.
Its your house and you should have it the way you want it. If they don't do something the way you want it don't be afraid to tell them. You have to live there not them!

Holly said...

Aww, Stacy, you are soo sweet!! Thank you!
I am totally telling them..but I don't want to make them mad! I think I'm annoying sometimes, but in the end, I'm paying them, and I'll be living there. And I use tons of please's and thank you's and tell them what great work they are doing!! I promise. I'm excited. I get excited just having pictures that I can make a scrapbook from (ok, probably more like letting my kids scroll through iPhoto!!) haha!
Hugs, girl!