Progress – December 22 to Almost Present

It’s amazing what has happened in the 20 days since we’ve had Internet Access.  We moved mattresses and packed enough clothing to celebrate Christmas in our new home.  I don’t beleive there is anything more fulfilling than being able to tuck our girls into their beds in their new rooms.  After the celebrations were over, the race was on to get as much as we possible could get moved done before the 29th when Aaron had foot surgery so that there would be very little left for my mom and me to do later that week.  With some AWESOME help from Jason and my dad (We really do have the greatest friends!), my mom and I managed to get the old house moved, cleaned, and ready for the landlord to pass it on to the next family who is going to live there.  It was really hard work, it was exhausting, and I hated it, but it was so completely worth it!

The tile in the kitchen is installed and grouted – it is simply FANTASTIC!  My dad built a little shelf in the corner behind the sink, that is adorable.  Right now I have a plant sitting on it, but I may add a picture or something else later on.

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Dad and Tom also finished installing the island eating bar.  We used the water jugs as weights to hold it down while the adhesive dried and the screws set.  I can’t wait to have stools so the girls can eat breakfast, do homework, and hang out there.

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We may have been sleeping at the new house on the 23rd, but we didn’t have carpet until the 30th.  The layers came and installed the carpet, Aaron vegged out after his surgery, and we were finally able to move dressers out of the dining room.  🙂  The carpet is so soft and so squishy, I love it!

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My parents went home for a few days after the New Year, and while they were gone, Tom was busy installing baseboards and door facings.  He also installed the shelves and hanging rods in all the closets except the Master.  It sure is great to have a place to hang all the clothes that hung out in our pick-up and car for four days!

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The Tile Master was also busy in the Master Bathroom finishing the shower and trim.  It, like the kitchen, is now completely installed and grouted.  And, like every other bit of tilework in our house, it is absolutely STUNNING!  I am continuously amazed at just *how* good my dad really is.

The ceiling.

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The walls.

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The floor.

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The quality of craftsmanship we’ve gotten between Tom and my dad is just amazing, and we are so thankful for all their hard work.  This dream of ours would not be the reality it is without either of them, or the rest of our friends and families.  We are truly grateful.  Thank you Dad and Tom!

So much more has been finished, but those words and pictures will have to wait for another time.

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