Tuesday, June 28, 2011


We are fresh off the plane from our trip to sunny (and scorching hot) Florida after a week of fun, family and sun, sun, sun! Jeff and I took the girls down to my in-law's house in Florida along with my mother-in-law and her cousin. We spent the week swimming our hearts out, hitting Daytona Beach, eating like there was no tomorrow, napping in the afternoon and taking golf cart adventures all over their gated community.

It was exactly the trip we were looking for: relaxing, leisurely, no where to be at any particular time, etc. The girls both did great traveling (Gloria's first plane ride:-)

...but I couldn't help but day dream about all the work going on at our house while we were gone;-)

The house has been moving and shaking while we disappeared for a change. The floors were final coated, the cabinets were reworked and reinstalled, the base shoe went in, the basement was painted, the undercabinet outlets and lighting went in and all sorts of other little odds and ends. We are getting there...BOY are we getting there. In some ways, I wanted to come home and cut a ribbon stretched across our front door to signify that while we were gone, they finished it. Done...nothing left for me to think about. But of course, as the general contractor, this is so NOT the case and there are still uncrossed items on my to-do list. Our last minute decision to overhaul the basement didn't exactly help...although GREAT progress was made on it while we were gone. There is also a little 'issue' with the final coated floors and a little 'issue' with one of the cabinets yet. But I have to remind myself that each passing day gets us one day closer. And although it isn't 100% done, the space is ours to use and enjoy on a daily basis. Whether or not the base is painted to my liking yet doesn't mean I don't have a stove to make breakfast on each day. You know?

I have SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much to catch you up on. Mostly, I'm anxious to share with you some of the furniture selections we've made for the main level. We haven't ordered anything yet (still in the process of making our final payments with the individual contractors), THEN we can think about investing in a few pieces here and there. In the meantime, I have a little collection of images lined up for your input. Hoping I can get to that tomorrow!

My house is a mess as I lay my head down tonight, but it doesn't matter, because it's home and my little family is safe and sound here together. Good to be back! I missed you!

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