My house is wearing eyeliner!!

My house is wearing eyeliner!!

What a long day it was! My FAVORITE update, though, has to be the black paint we used for the window and door frames. I struggled with this, as the peeling paint I was covering was white. But the house was just screaming for something different. I thought that the...
The Fence is Up!!!

The Fence is Up!!!

Roxy is a happy lady! The fence gate was installed today. It looks awesome!!! It’s a chain link fence about 4 ft high, with all the heavy-duty essentials for keeping a super tall 90lb dog contained. She just loves it… and I love making her happy and...
New front steps and railing!

New front steps and railing!

The 5ft wide pre-fab concrete steps have been in place for about a week. The REALLY cool thing, though, is that they took my old railing (which was rotted and falling down), and pulled the little squiggly design off of it, then welded it onto a brand new railing....
My first night

My first night

Well, I made it through my first night at the new house. Yesterday is a huge blur. Lots of people came to help, and I got to watch AJ while Tony and Bobbi went to dinner. He gave me two little pictures he made (ummm… or… Bobbi made) for my new house. Such...
This is it… moving day!

This is it… moving day!

Well, it’s officially moving day! Friends and family are set to arrive at 10am. I have much to do before they get here, but I wanted to write this first. I can’t believe that I’ve slept my last sleep in this apartment, this home, that my mom grew up...
TV Wall Mount

TV Wall Mount

Today Shawn and I installed the TV wall mount in my living room. Well, Shawn installed it, and I held things and handed them to him. Basically, the trick to doing the wall mount is running the wires behind the wall so you don’t see them coming from your...
Installing Insulation

Installing Insulation

Today my dad taught my how to install insulation into the attic of the house. Since I have a Cape Cod style house, there is “attic” space to the front and back of the second story, accessible through openings in the knee walls. Currently, the attic and...
And the survey says…

And the survey says…

Before I put a fence up for Roxy, I need to get the property surveyed. When I spoke to the surveyor he told me there are 3 steps in the process. The first step to do research on the property. This involves: a search of title of the subject lands a search of title of...
New ceiling fans!

New ceiling fans!

I’m pretty excited to have new ceiling fans. The ones in this house were crazy cyclops looking fans. One I turned on and the blades came flying off and almost hit me in the face. The other hung so low I whacked my head on it half a dozen times at least, and the...
Let there be light! In the basement…

Let there be light! In the basement…

My dad installed some fluorescent lights in the basement. It was so dark and dingy down there, but now you can actually see where you are going (not that you really want to see my basement since it’s gross). But this is “Phase 2” of the project...