Sunday, May 31, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Kathleen, Rebecca, and Blair
AnnaKate and Jackson
Enjoying a little graduation snack!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I think it looks great! I am excited about the new renovation.
Seeing the new floor made me realize that it has been about 15 months since my house has seen a "good cleaning." Lots of dust and some cobwebs. Surely, I am not the only one that has this problem. (If I am, don't tell me.)
Friday, May 15, 2009
We packed up our belongings at my parents' house this afternoon, and headed to Blake's parents' house for the weekend. We SO appreciate their hospitality and flexibility. We are grateful that they have let us hang out for a few days!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Another interesting, quite comical, event occurred today, as well. My father in law received a phone call today from a realtor attempting to reach Blake or myself. Someone was driving through our neighborhood today looking at two other houses that are for sale, and wanted her to contact us, and find out if we were getting ready to sale. They saw the dumpster and were curious, and said that the house looked empty. They liked our house! We are probably not selling our house anytime in the immediate future, but it is kind of promising to know that people that are house hunting thought our house was cute!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This is the old linoleum that we put the hardwoods over. This may have saved our sub floor in the kitchen from being ruined.
I felt really bad for Blake when we saw the gigantic mess in our home. This is our first home. See, when we moved in the house, it needed alot of cosmetic work. The carpet in the house was goldish, brownish, ugly-ish, and was rolled up, and just a mess. The walls were all white, and so was the linoleum. It is great house, but it the house needed some TLC. So, for the first two years we lived there, it was our project together. We have painted every square inch of the house and replaced every square foot of flooring in the entire house. What was special about the hardwood floors is that Blake (along with a little help from the fam) laid the entire floor himself. He pieced and nailed every plank together. So, seeing it all thrown into a dumpster yesterday made me feel sorry for him, just because he had worked so hard. So, Blake, I am so sorry!
In the scheme of life, this is totally not a big deal. I just think it is pretty crazy that a dishwasher installation has created such havoc. It's is just one of those moments where all you can say is..."Seriously?"
Still can't find my camera cord. Hopefully, today I can rummage around and find it!
Monday, May 11, 2009
For some time, our dishwasher has been making a horrific amount of noise, as well as leaving a disgusting sand like residue on all of our dishes. The dishwasher was a base line model that was installed when our house was built, about 11 years ago. We have been putting off purchasing a new one, but decided about 2 weeks ago we would like to watch television without the rumblings of the dishwasher, and I was probably wasting money by running the it multiple times to get the residue off...because, let's face it, who has time to hand wash all of the dishes? I am too lazy for that, I will admit it!
Perhaps a bulleted list would be the simplest way to describe the timeline of "Dishwasher Drama."
- Day 1: Purchase dishwasher and pay INSTALLATION fee. Installation is scheduled for Day 4.
- Day 4: Installation gentleman arrives. Works for some time to remove old dishwasher. He is unable to remove dishwasher from the cabinets. He felt the hardwood floor was trapping it in. Informs Blake he must do it himself. Blake comes home from work, unscrews four bolts of sorts, within 5 minutes dishwasher is no longer "trapped."
- Day 5: Installation gentlemen arrives. Installs dishwasher. Starts dishwasher to check for leaks. Leaves the premises. Forgot to REALLY check for leaks. The dishwasher is wonderful and quiet. I use it again after cooking for my crew.
- Day 6: My mother was at our home watching Jackson. The dishwasher needs to do its thing again. I called to check on Jackson, and she discovers water is seeping into the laundry room from the dishwasher. Perhaps our installation gentlemen should have more thoroughly checked for leaks.
- Day 7: Hardwood floors are starting to cup. We also notice a dip in the floor. We made a few phone calls
- Day 8-13 Summary: Basically....water had been under the floor since the installation day. Our hardwood floors are ruined. The company in which the dishwasher was purchased is fixing everything that was damaged. Unfortunately, we have to leave our house for 7-8 days, so that this can be accomplished. Yes, a demolition team is coming to our house tomorrow, as well as a dumpster, which will be located in our front yard.
I am expecting to see Ty Pennington tomorrow morning for my vacation to Disney World while our house receives a makeover. Probably not going to happen....we do get to stay at our parents' houses, though. We are packed and ready. I took some pics, but I can't find the camera cord....