Sunday, November 30, 2008

Fixtures going up

David looks excited!!
Mike (Parker) wiring up switches.
Kevin (Mickey) wiring oulets.
Lin (Binford) working on outlets.
Mickey reading the instructions!
David trying to do a 3 way switch, look at his face! Ha Ha!!
Trying to put the fan back up without the rod.
Still trying!
Parker getting out the chandelier.
Mickey and Janine doing the kitchen fan light.
My Dad came to!
Got it done!
Going up!
Trying to turn it on! (It did then!)
Me, working on spindles.
I was tired!!
Yesterday David and his buddies from work put in the outlets, switches and started putting up the light fixtures. They got all the ones on 1st floor up. I caused some extra work because Kevin put 2 fans up but they seemed low. Well, they had a extension bar coming down. Here you could take that out to make them flush mount, so down the came to have the bar taken out. That took a bit of time, but they do look alot better without the bars. It was Kevin McWilliams A.K.A "Mickey" that used to work with David, Mike Parker A.K.A "Parker" that does work with David, and Lin Bruckhart A.K.A "Binford" that works with David, and of course, David. They came to help David get the house deviced. They got alot done. We really appreciate their help!! They bantered each other the whole time, so I think they had a good time! I worked throughout the day polying the window jams and spindles. Mickey's wife, Janine stopped by and that was about the end of me working. We went to get light bulbs and gabbed so until everyone left I got back to work. David worked onm putting up some more lights while I was in the basement polying. We worked until 9:30pm again! Another long workday.

Friday, November 28, 2008


David, Jamie,(Cooper) and Mom.
My Dad.
Jimmy-apparently trying to sleep.
Tonya & Jesse.
Cooper, he needs a chill pill!!
Always has her tongue hanging out!
They fight/play every time they get together, it gets pretty rough at times!! This went on just about the whole time they were together that day. Cooper is an instigator.
A brief moment of quiet. innocent!!

Well, we had Thanksgiving at my Parents house again this year. Which isn't a bad thing, but we had been planning on having dinner at out new house this year. But, definitely next year!! And even though we're a bit disgusted and frustrated with this whole building process, we still have alot to be thankful for. (I could go on and on about the latest disasters we have been dealing with, but I'm not going to bore you!!) It was my Mom and Dad, Jamie, Tonya and her boyfriend Jesse, and Jimmy, and David and I. We had so much food! I forgot to take any pictures of us eating, but got some after shots! Tonya and I did the dishes, then we were all ready to take a nap. Later on then, Jamie's new boyfriend came over to meet everyone. His name is Rick. He's cute and seems really nice. I wanted to take his picture, but didn't want to make him feel like I was paparazzi after him!! But he seems nice, and he better be!! LOL! Then we came home and got changed to go work on the house. I totally didn't want to!! So we took over some supplies and David let me off the hook! So today, Dad S., David and I stained the remainder of the odds and ends of window jam and stair railing and spindles. We got it all stained and the 1st coat of poly on the jam material. I have to go get more poly and stain tomorrow. We need more stain for the interior door jams, then all the staining will be complete!! It can't be done soon enough for us!
Tomorrow a bunch of David's friends that he works with are coming to "device" as David calls it. It's to put all the fixtures we got and all the receptacles and switches in. Hopefully it can get all done in one day. I'll get some pictures of that. Plus all the fixtures we got at Lowe's the other night! We had an allowance for lighting, and we came in under budget, YEAH!! But our necks were hurting by the end of our 2 hour shopping spree. We got alot of nice stuff! I'll get some pictures of them once their up.
Happy Belated Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Well, beside some touch up spots, we're done painting the walls and ceilings!! We still need to do all the doors, but the major work is done!! It was a long, hard week! We're actually looking forward to just going back to work! Still alot of work ahead of us, but we're getting there!!
Yesterday, my Mom and Dad, my brother Jimmy, Dad S., and my Pap and I worked yesterday. Mom S. provided us with a delicious lunch! (There is a picture below!) Thank you again to everyone that helped us!!!
The doors are supposed to start going in tomorrow, then on to trim. Tuesday David and I are going to pick out all of our lighting fixtures. Thanksgiving will be spent at My Mom and Dad's house, then more work to do. Friday we both have off and we certainly won't be out shopping! We will be working at the house!!
My Dad.
My brother, Jimmy.
David cutting in the yellow for my Mom.
My Mom.
I think she's blinded!! She needs some sunglasses in there!!
My Dad painting in the office/playroom.
Mom's finished project in the laundry & bathroom!!
Lunch has arrived!!
Nothing like a fresh, hot meal when your working and it's freezing outside!!
Mom S. setting up!
Beef bar-b-que, Calico beans, Potato salad, pumpkin cake, olives, pickles, and spiced cucumber rings, chips!! It was yummy!!!
David cutting in the closet.
My Dad painting the upstairs spare bedroom.
My Pap painting the upstairs spare bedroom.
My Pap.

Me and my Dad cleaning up rollers.
Us again. (Looks like I'm hiking up my pants!!) Ha Ha!!
I think Jimmy has had enough!! My sister Tonya and her boyfriend Jesse came, just to look, not to work...bums!!
They brought their puppy Cooper with them. He is wild!! I think he has A.D.D!!!
Looks innocent....
He trying to chew through his leash to get free!!
Good try Cooper!! Not gonna happen though!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Painting continues...

Looks pretty with the flakes in the shot!!
Across the street!!
These are for those of you down South!!!
Painting ceilings, not a fun job!!
Cutting in with color paint!!
David trying cutting in for the first time.
Nicholas came to paint! He even brought his own brush!
He wanted his Dad right by his side!
He picked the yellow to paint with.
Like the stripe?? This is obviously behind where our cabinets will be!! But I thought it was cute he wanted to paint!!
He kept taking 3 minute breaks because his fingers were getting tired he said!! Funny!
Austin says he wants to help paint!!
Erin taking a time out to feed Austin.
Erin with the dirty job of cleaning out brushes and rollers in the bucket!!
He's had enough!! :)

Matt rolling on the "Daffodil" color in the laundry room/bathroom. Bright enough for ya??
Here's the first coat on!! It's bright and I like it!! It makes a statment, it say "Welcome to the laundry room!!!!" Ha Ha!!
David, Erin and Matt.
Jimmy came after he got off work around 1:00pm. He paints so fast!!!
Go Jimmy!!
David painting our bathroom.
He looks thrilled doesn't he!!
Our fancy new thermostat!! I had to show this!! It's digital and touch screen!! I think it's cool!
The heat pump came today!! Looks nice!!
Just been painting all week, David Dad S., and I!! I thought this would be the fun part. Turns out it's more work than fun, but it's almost done! We have the first coat on everything so tomorrow will be final coat!! YEAH!! We can't wait!! Matt & Erin (and Austin), and my brother, Jimmy came to help today. Matt was able to cut in free hand and that saved alot of time!! They were a huge help!! Thank you to everyone that has helped us!!!!!
The heat pump came today. It's not fully installed yet, but it's getting there!! I think the thermostat's are cool!! They are touch screen and they even tell the time!! They have a constant back light on, but when you touch it it lights up!! Neato!!
That's about all, just looooonnnnnggggg days of painting!!!!