Saturday, December 22, 2007

People at work

This is a guy helping us and Rick (I believe Rick is in the truck) working. I will have to get a picture of Matt. The picture of this guy is probably before x-mas, see the slat board still on and all the debris on the ground!!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Initial pictures of demo

This is Kristen's room after the first weekend of demo. Notice how you can see all the way upstairs and practically into Will's bedroom.

Outside of house

After 1 week of demo, this is the outside of the house, from the other side of the property.

Kids at the house

Here are a few photos of the kids, first is in front of the barn, the second is by the front door, and the last photo is at the back door. Today was the first snowfall for this winter.

Friday, December 7, 2007

More pictures prior to demo

More pictures prior to demo

Pictures prior to demo

Here are pictures prior to any demolition. Like the sea green in the the kitchen and laundry room? The wood paneling room is the living room, the 1/2 wall of wood paneling is the dining room. The white wood desk is in the den. Kristen's room is the blue room. The Bathroom downstairs is the blue bathroom, and will be Kristen's and guests. The green bathroom is ours to share with Will for now. Will's room is the light purple room with the double window, and our room was light pink with the three windows. The house has a roof and windows that are less than 3 years old, so we didn't mess with any of the original structure of the house.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Closing of our new house 12-6-07

We closed on our new house. It is 2500 square feet. It has three bedrooms, 2 baths, a family room, dining room, kitchen, den and laundry area. There is a small basement to hold the furnace, water heater, and the water pump for the well, the rest is a crawl space. It is on 5.5 acres, and is surrounded by corn fields. The road we will live on is gravel and is about 2 miles long with 4-5 houses on it. We own a barn that looks like an airplane hanger, and was built by the Amish, it was used for dairy cows over 15 years ago. There is also a large run in shed, and another outbuilding that has a completely enclosed workshop that is cemented with a large garage door.

Jason and I decided that before we moved in we would do a little remodeling. We had some money set aside and thought we could tear down some plaster, on the second story, put up some new insulation, re-do a little electric, put up some can lights, put up dry wall and then paint and carpet. Well the house has all hardwood floors, but I wanted new carpet in the bedrooms and living room before we moved in, so Jason and I talked about it, and as long as we needed to update things, and we wanted new carpet, lets make the mess before moving in and remodel 75% of the house. We decided to do all the bedrooms, the hallways, the den, and the living and dining rooms. We thought Jason and some friends could get this all done in 6 weeks, and all within the budget we set aside.

Well it will take double the money we thought and almost double the time. You will see as our story goes along. But it is very exciting and we are going to love our newly remodeled house.