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Monday, June 24, 2013
Moving is HARD WORK!
Welcome to my Entry Hall today. Soooooooooo many of you have wanted to know about the move & see some photos. So, I thought I’d start the tour. WE ARE FAR FROM DONE! But, I’m done for now. We started this “journey” back in January. Hubby had never adapted to the smaller lot that our last house was on. We had down sized yard when we moved out of Arlington 14 years ago. Thinking we wanted less yard to care for. He just never adjusted. You know what they say… You can take the boy out of the country but, you can’t take the country out of the boy.
Here is the entry on the day we looked at the house in January. That’s our Realtor's little girl running through.
We didn’t like the “honey” colored wood on the stairs or any of the cabinets. And we really hated the pink tile floors with wide dirty grout!!!!
That is all gone now. We had beautiful neutral colored tile put down (I wanted Travertine but, I didn’t want the up keep of it). The front door was repainted on the inside. Down the road it will be replaced. There is no decor on the sideboard but, hey…. I’m working on it. A promise I made myself is to not rush & do things I’m not happy with.
We painted the entire house. Upstairs & down. All the walls & all the trim. 3 hard workers for 7 days!
We wanted to rip the dirty carpet off the stairs & put wood on them. But, as you made the bend at the landing… the stairs became very narrow & were dangerous. I knew we didn’t need stairs that you couldn’t place your entire foot on as that was waiting for someone to fall down them. There were 4 contractors called in & each had what they thought they could do. But, contractor #4 had the right answer. The stairs had to be rebuilt (the others wanted to place wood on top but, we feared when you stepped on the edge it would break). So they were ripped out, rebuilt with solid hardwood & stained. Our painter was able to sand & stain the ugly “honey” colored banister.
And now they are beautiful!!! And safe!!! There have been soooooooooooooo many projects. Not one room is left as we found it. We still have boxes everywhere & hunt/seek is our favorite game (well, maybe not). But, it’s a process. I told my friend Laurie when she was telling us her moving woe's “Enjoy the process”. Well, that’s bit me in the backside when I sang my woe’s to her. She reminded me to ENJOY THE PROCESS! And I am. We’re making it ours. We still have a long way to go but, I wanted to share the progress.
Above is a dirty little Ms Elle telling each of you to come back for more tales of the move. I miss all of you my bloggy friends.