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It's been almost 10 years but we are finally adding on...

No, we are haven't a baby. But we are finishing the basement and garage apartment! After nearly a year's worth of intervi...


We have moved!!! YAY!!! June 27th. The house was completed approximately 7 months after demolition. We are now OPEN FOR BUSINESS (so to speak- give us warning to put the guest sheets on the bed after we go buy a guest bed)


please don't rain...

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Brand spankin' new HVAC. 
That's right folks. 1500 square feet of dehumidified, air conditioned glorious-ness.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

The bar is taking shape!!!

Friday, July 14, 2017

So, I had to move all of the TV and sound system components.
Does this look safe to you?


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Working on the plumbing and digging for treasure.

The sounds of progress! 

🎶 🎶 🎶 🎶 🎶 🎶 🎶


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Today's events-

So, it looks like they put in this doohickey:

And this pokey out of the wall thingy:

While we wait for work to begin today, let's just share with you the amazing-mess that has become our dining room and storage space.

If you've been to our house and seen the basement, then you will know how much stuff we had accumulated over the last 10 years.  This includes the furniture and boxes of childhood "junk" that we inherited from the Fairmount house.

I can't wait for everything to finally find a home! :)

Monday, July 10, 2017

It's been almost 10 years but we are finally adding on...

No, we are haven't a baby.
But we are finishing the basement and garage apartment!

After nearly a year's worth of interviewing contractors and nearly coming close two times to sealing the deal with different contractors, we are signed up and ready to go. 

After the failed contracts, we ended up looking closer to home (just down the street in fact) and came to an agreement with Remodeling Expo Center.  They are super excited to use our project to help build their business.  Being so close to them, we may even up in a promotional video :)

Jason and I spent the entire 4th of July and last weekend, schlepping around everything that has gathered in the basement and the garage apartment for the last 10 years.  Anyone need an old windsurfer? 

With all the space cleaned out, we are ready to go.

Construction starts TODAY!!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Getting Settled

The best thing about having a new house is that we have a new yard which has a lot of space for Wrigley. The hard part about it is that it is a lot of work. The backyard was seeded so we have had to keep up with it. We reseeded, overseeded, weeded, weed-whacked, weed-killed... The front yard is easier since it was put in with sod. We have only had to weed it and cut it. Not to mention the upper 90's temperatures...

We have continued to work on the house too. Most everything is put away and organized. The pictures are up and the house is finally looking like a home. It has been a busy last few weekends. We have our first visitors this weekend- Jason's parents are in town for the weekend.

Check out the quasi-virtual tour: http://picasaweb.google.com/amykrossdpt/GettingSettled

Sunday, July 6, 2008

My computer has been deliberately keeping information from you...

So, our most recent home updates have been technologically limited by my inability to 1) get our DSL to work at the new house until just last Wednesday 2) my computers inability at finding any free space to make it user friendly for me to upload pictures and 3) my available time to spend in between unpacking boxes and work.

WE MOVED!!! We officially got our 'CO' 2 weeks ago last Thursday. Friday (the 27th of June), the movers came and spent 5 hours moving stuff while keeping the rain at bay (pictures to come). Too bad their truck wasn't strong enough to back completely up the driveway. Saturday, the POD was delievered. Not to the new house but to the townhouse. The POD guy couldn't park on the driveway because the POD couldn't make it up the driveway without bottoming out and the city of Roswell won't let you park a POD in the street. So, we had to have it delivered from whence it came. We then had to solicit our closest friends (with big cars) to unload the POD and drive stuff to the new house. On Sunday, we then proceeded to clear the rest of the stuff out of the townhouse, ie the food in the refrigerator, my plants, the garage stuff... The rest of the week has been spent unpacking and getting things in order- the security system installed, the phone line connected, the dsl working, the sofa and carpet delivered, the outlets and electrical things finished, the mirrors for the master bath ordered, etc..

On Thursday- we officially sold our townhouse! Yay! So, that is what we spent the rest of our time doing this past week dealing with. We had to have the carpets cleaned and the professional cleaners clean the house squeaky clean, the electrician fix a couple of the outlets, the structural engineer do an assessment of a crack, the HOA dues updated... We finished it all in time and closed on the house on Thursday (July 3rd) afternoon. Yay! No more double mortgage : )

We are now relaxing.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Can I really be a handy-woman?

So, last weekend I learned how to do some "handy" kind of things. I put in my very 1st toilet paper holder. It took me WAY too long to complete but I am hoping the other 4 will go much more easily. Jason and I also installed two towel holders (only 6 more to go) AND did a stained glass type of window treatment to the master bath window. Too bad for our neighbors- no more booty watching...