Rollie wants to know if it's time to move yet!
Monday, May 31, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
No blog post about Robin's house would be complete without pictures of her backyard oasis. So peaceful and relaxing!
Annual AlleyPerennial Park
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
1) French doors to the office/TV room.
2) A closet! Our current home does not have a coat closet in the entryway!
3) The front door!!!
4) Wood floors that flow through to the office
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Tile work in the shower is progressing. All of the other tile is laid but not grouted, including the slate in front of the fireplace and the garage entry hallway.
The wood flooring is installed. We love it! It's oak, with lots of personality. Can you see the worm holes and knot holes? The width of the boards varies and adds to the overall look. In a few weeks the floor installers will meet us out there sand down a spot and try out different stains for us to select from. Then they'll stain it the first time, and let it sit for three days, then right before the house is turned over to us they'll put the final coat and varnish on. The contractor wants to make sure we have shiny new floors when we move in!
"Graduation week" festivities continued today with a trip to KC where Sara and I were honored to accompany Susan as she was measured and placed the order for her wedding dress that she selected last year. It's a lovely Michael Nolte original dress and she looks beautiful wearing it, even with the giant red clips they used to make it her size! Later we met up with the fellas at Famous Dave's after they had been to Cabela's. Good times! This evening we headed out to the land and had a fire with more construction scrap. Evan joined us and the good times continued until dark. And now it's time to check for ticks!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Now the yard looks like a manicured golf course, minus the holes with flags! Apparently the Grasshopper is fun to drive too, Sara took it for a little spin! Bobby mowed the south ditch in the front of the property to make it safer to pull out on the gravel road. Our driveway meets the road on a top of a hill and people drive crazy fast up and down that road. He also mowed paths, including the one down to my future outdoor reading room, he's my Grasshopper mowin' hero! Plus he gave me the free Grasshopper ball cap that came with the mower, I'm a lucky, lucky, wife!
And a lucky Mom too! Sara brought over a hanging basket of beautiful purple pansies and the colorful bouquet below was sent by Cooper, Josh, & Susan (yes, Cooper was listed first on the card but I'm pretty sure he had some help with the Internet ordering from his people Mom & Dad). Sara and I spent the day together and it was fun, even if it was spent at BNSF, her working on a take home final and me pulling data. Bobby planted some hostas and picked up some homemade pie from Cordoba's for my Mom and I. Thanks kids and Grasshopper hubby, I had a really great Mother's Day! And Cooper, can't wait to see your furry face on Friday!
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
More inside scoop: preparation for the stone work has begun on the fireplace, the tile guy is on vacation in Mexico, kitchen cabinets will be delivered on Thursday, two electrical outlets were intalled but not working yet since the electric company has not finished their part yet.
And we've made multiple trips to Lowe's and Home Depot to finalize the bathroom vanity selections! Home Depot is running another Buy More Save More promotion, this time on in- stock bathroom items, these promotions are working out well for us. We also took advantage of one for the kitchen cabinets, hooray for HD!