Wednesday, November 29, 2006

23 days and counting, almost 22! :)

We met with the mortgage guy today, at the subdivision sales office (a whole half block away from our new house), so we took the camera with us and snagged a couple photos. He also realized that our "closing" date was the business day (friday) before Christmas, so he's going to move up the closing date to 12/20 or 12/21, to give the documents time to record. So, it is looking like we'll be signing documents by the 15th, at the latest! And the blue tape inspection should be coming up the same week we sign, so they can fix issues ASAP.

The fireplace tile surround!

The master bathroom tile counter (no grout)

Sunday, November 26, 2006

26 days and counting!

We went to the house today, but nothing has been done since the contractors left on Wednesday. We admit it, we went to the house on both Wednesday AND Friday, plus today......the interior walls have been painted, and all but one cabinet has been installed (and the crown molding above the kitchen cabinets is installed).

Today, we went to Fry's, Delta Park, Jantzen Beach, and the World's Largest Christmas Bazaar (at the Expo Center). Phew! I'm almost as tired as I was on Friday after all that shopping. Gym? Who needs a gym? :)

No pictures today. Next week, I promise there will be pictures... :)

Friday, November 24, 2006

28 days and counting!

I admit it, I'm one of "those" Black Friday shoppers.... :)

I was up at 4:15 this morning, and at Fred Meyer's by 5 a.m., meeting up with my friend Dana. We started there, hit the scrapbook store shortly after 6:15, whirled through Michael's, breezed through Macy's, and tag teamed Joann's. By far, the longest we waited in line was at Joann's. As soon as we got to the store, we got in the line (not quite out the door, but all the way around the store). I stood in line with the cart while Dana shopped, and then she stood in line while I shopped. I think it took us an hour to get up to the cash register, but the time flies when you talk with the others in line.

After shopping was over (at 9:30 a.m.), we picked up my husband and went to breakfast at IHOP. We dropped Dana back off at her vehicle, then drove over to the house to check it out.

They've painted the walls since last Sunday...they've also installed all but one cabinet (the one over the fridge). Once that cabinet is installed, I think they start the flooring and the countertops.

We'll take pictures on Sunday! Have a good weekend!

Monday, November 20, 2006

32 days and counting! :)

Here's the kitchen cabinets:

And a look at the loft (and woodwork trim that has been installed):

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

I love this week's sketch challenge by Rachael Giallongo at the Digi Chick. I was inspired to create this layout from pictures at the Rose Garden from August. I used Marsha Zepeda's "Cranberry Blush" kit.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

We went to the house today! We have to use a key now, they've installed a temporary front door lock and the garage. Our interior doors and our woodwork trim are stored in the garage. The walls are finished and textured, but not painted.

The front view, now that the pillars are there:

The interior doors:

The back view, with garage door installed:

View of the craft room doors (entrance and closet doors):

The living room fireplace and alcove:

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


I was just asked to become a member of the Creative Team for The DigiChick.
I was thrilled and honored to be asked. I hope I can live up to their expectations. :)

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Progress is a bit slow on the house, but that is to be expected now that we've hit the drywall stage. Everyone warned me, so now I"m warning you. I will updates with pictures every Sunday. :)

Here's the front porch - we have our pillars now! :) We also have our garage floor.

And oh yeah, I won 3rd place in the CK layout contest at CKC Bellevue this past weekend. :) That is, I won 3rd place in a contest at a scrapbooking convention in Bellevue, Washington. :)