Sunday, June 22, 2008

Cabinets in, painting finished and molding goin in!!!!

Things continue to move forward with the house. The taping put us back a week but the cabinet crew and painters have caught us up almost to schedule working late into the evenings. The kitchen cabinets are in and the office cabinets. The paint color is beautiful and it is DONE. We weren't able to go in the house for 10 hours other than for a few minutes yesterday. everything was covered with plastic including the doors. We got alot done in the yard and had alot of company. No one hardly ever comes to visit but Gpa and Helen and all the sudden everyone is coming to see our addition. Tomorrow they are templating for granite and putting up the trims and molding. I have decided to use natural color alder for it and for trimming out the high beams. Also tomorrow the wood flooring is being delivered and it should go in by Friday. So it is pretty exciting for me! Jim hasn't shown much excitment but secretly I think he is happy with it he faithfully reads this blog to find out what is next on the agenda (when he forgets what I told him) ..........Hi Hon..

Monday, June 16, 2008


Happy 30th Birthday Luke. Hard to think I am a mother of two 30 somethings. Time is flying by faster than I could ever imagine.

Hopefully they will really texture tomorrow and paint in the afternoon, Dennis and his crew are a few days behind schedule. It is looking good but hard when everyone is scheduled on certain days and one group gets behind. I am really pleased at how nice it is all coming together and looking so wonderful. The broken window pane is fixed thanks to Calvin and back in again. Sheet rockers have their own type of personality and hopefully they will be more careful next house they work on. We finally have some beautiful weather, summer temps now went right passed Spring. Ironman Coeur d Alene is this Sunday but I hear rain is in the forcast for the weekend. We will be able to get to church ok just coming home will be tough as we have to wait for the bikers to go by on 4th street. It is amazing how quickly that road gets spruced up each year that the Ironman is in town, new paint, all the dings and dips are flat looks better for the TV coverage I guess. I wish they'd work that fast on a regular basis though save on lots of ruined cars and flat tires. Scott is finished with drivers education and getting his permit this week, ask him about popped tires next you see him. We hope this will motive him to get working on his Eagle project so he can really drive someday......

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Trim Man and Mitch the Skimmer......

Well, I have picked out the trim and molding wood (rustic alter) with Chuck the Trim Man, decided on paint color (mostly) with Angie's help, Carl the Taper has single handedly put on several coats of taping gupp on the walls and high (13ft)ceilings, had Jody and Bill the framers take down part of a wall 2 ft, they already moved it 12 inches once and want to nearly just tear it totally down (no more changes I promise) they put up the lonely two gable windows in, then Mitch the Skimmer has done the kitchen and hallway ceiling and walls at least 4 or 5 times (on stilts mind you) almost ready for the painter by the weekend of first of the week. Dennis their boss has been ripping out old molding, covering the floor and sheet rock after he ordered double and Brett is hoping they can start putting together the cabinets in the kitchen by Tuesday, flooring should be here by Thursday which they will put in the house for a week before starting to lay it. Louie hasn't laid a brick yet but has everything ready to go. He also ordered double the bricks we need. We finally saw the sun today first time in several weeks. Once the hardwood is laid we will be sleeping in the basement and living out of the kitchen till that is torn up then back to camping in the trailer in the driveway if we have to for a few days. So that is the update rather you wanted to know all this info or not. I know my kids living away enjoy all the details and a few nieces away friends, my sister and maybe a few local friends the rest of you probably are bored to tears!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

"No Mam, believe me they are here"

I started a second remodel album with a few more pictures. Things continue to move really fast, the goal is to have it done in 3 weeks. July 4th is our date! I am hoping the end of July the yard back in shape, and dirt pile gone. Louie starts laying the bricks on the outside tomorrow. They are having a hard time finding our siding to match the old stuff. Sheet rockers worked Friday and Saturday. Tomorrow the tapers. By the middle of the week painters. The wood flooring is ordered and will be here by next week sometime. I got a call from a delivery service in Spokane on Monday asking me when they can deliver my kitchen cabinets I said "but they are just being shipped today from Iowa" he said "no mam believe me they are here"! Wow, two weeks early! So don't believe all the negitive building nightmares we haven't really had any. Just maybe some small ones that aren't a big deal. I am trying to keep an upper positive lip and it has been a really good experience (so far) I sanded down our kitchen table and stained it yesterday along with 4 of the 8 chairs.

Scott had his clinic appointment chemo and started steroids this week but doing ok. He and Sam's last day of school is tomorrow. He goes on the trek on Wednesday till Saturday. Our stake has worked so hard getting this experience planned for the youth 14 to 18.

It has been raining alot again, we are tired of winter and want spring/summer. I think we have gotten more rain than Seattle this year. The rivers and lakes are over flowing everywhere.

Happy 84th birthday Gpa Leo Lee, Happy 30th Dan Ross and almost Happy Birthday to Luke he also will be 30 next week.