Saturday, September 6, 2008


Well it's been 3 weeks since we took possession of the "little house" or maybe I should say "hell hole". It's been pretty tough all around. Wyatt has started acting out, and not coincidentally I think it has alot to do with this house debacle. (That's what Kelly called it and I agree, it's quite the debacle) Alot has been done in the last 3 weeks and it's not done yet. Ryan is getting very close to being able to put the kitchen back together.
I just thought I'd share some before and "progress" pictures.
Remember this back bedroom with the hole in the ceiling?
Well Ryan and his dad drywalled the ceiling and ripped out the carpet. *NOTE* I just remembered that these pictures were actually taken last Saturday. So, this is the 2 week "progress" report!

And who could forget the most memorable room...the bathroom! The toilet was one poop away from falling through the floor into the basement. (I'm really not exaggerating at all) So first and foremost, we had to fix that up, you know, safety first.
Then we put a new toilet, sink, tub surround...(the tub itself was in great shape, our response to that was that they must have never bathed), flooring and wainscoting paneling in it.

Then there's the kitchen...
...We ripped out everything in the kitchen, it's a blank slate. We've been working on drywalling the ceiling, patching up the walls, fixing the window, and evening out the floor.
This isn't as dramatic of a change, but even with now cabinets it's an improvement!!!

Here's the dining room.

And then there's the room that we've named pepto bismal! It's no longer that nasty disgusting pink color, I don't know about you, but it reminds me of diarrhea. Well, I didn't get a "Progress" pic of this room, but I can assure you that it is no longer pepto bismal pink. While we're on the subject of this room, it also had those glow in the dark stars on the ceiling. Well, this is what we found when we peeled them off...the original color of the ceiling. This should be a commercial to stop smoking. What do you think?

There hasn't been a night that Ryan hasn't spent at this house. It's been a constant thing. We are looking forward to getting past this.
This weekend I think we're working on the kitchen and it's getting a new front porch.
Next post won't be house related.

I think birthday celebrations or Baby Natalie!!!
Have a great weekend everyone.