We bought this house knowing that we'd have to do some work to it. So far we've ripped out the attractive russet-brown, lime green, and cadet blue carpets and have cleaned the hardwood floors which were buried underneath. We still have to do the yard (the backyard, which has a pond that needs to be cleaned out and I'm not excited for the stench that is guaranteed to knock me out), put carpet downstairs, re-finish the hardwood floors (eventually) and take the ugly awnings off the front of the house. And then some. Luckily it has tons of potential and we're loving it.
And after (we still haven't put our paintings up, so it's temporarily kinda dull. Sorry):
And we've finally unpacked and cleaned the whole top floor- but I think the only reason we finished that so quickly is because we had Justin's parents over for dinner, and I have to impress the in-laws, of course.
So here are a few more pictures of the house:
I took more, but pictures of the bathrooms and other bedrooms just aren't all that enthralling...
Yesterday was such a nice day (finally), Kennedy and I decided to do some gardening. Well, I did some gardening, she just shuffled dirt around and played with worms. We had fun. But there were so many freaking weeds I thought I was going to die. Luckily I didn't.
Then today was another beautiful day (I'm starting to forgive mother nature for her nasty temper of late), so we played outside with chalk and Kennedy amused me with her many faces.
And she pet the neighbor's kitty.
P.S. I have very nice neighbors. So far 5 of them have come over and welcomed us to the neighborhood. The one to the east of us is a former preschool teacher. I wonder if she'd be keen to babysit. Hm...
And this is my next adventure- downstairs:
... which will probably be finished when I turn 50.