Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sweat Equity!!

Cost of Tile and Supplies - A lot!!
Blood (literally) Sweat (lots of it) and Tears (itchy eyes from the really bad cold I had) - A couple years of my life.
Achey muscles - Another couple years of my life.
Time - 4 long days (keep in mind I had a bad cold too)
Cost of several diet Cokes - $20.

But the satisfaction of laying my own tile (with the help of mom and Riley) - Priceless!!

This past weekend (Thurs, Fri, Sat, and Sun.) my mom came up to Logan to help me lay the tile in our house. It was a lot of work, and I wondered what was I thinking several times, but now that its done I love it. On Thursday and Friday my mom and I got busy buying literally 1 ton of tile and laying it in our house. I seriously couldn't have done it without my mom's help. She kept me working hard and worked about 20 times harder than I did. We had a blast - most of the time. Then on Saturday and Sunday, Riley and I grouted the tile. It was an easier job than laying it, but I was so sick and sore and tired that it took us longer than it should have.

They put the brick on the house - now the exterior is almost complete!
Here is the tile in the kitchen before the grout.

Here is Riley grouting away!!

This is the entryway tile

And here is the kitchen's tile!! I thought it turned out really good.
This week they are installing the trim and painting the house. I'm getting so excited to live here - hopefully this last little bit goes fast.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Another House Update...

It feels like I'm updating this blog everyday, but the house is moving so fast that it has been hard to keep up. They have got a lot done this week. The further along it gets the harder it is for me to leave. I can't wait to live here (in 4 more weeks)! (Sorry the pics aren't the best - I forgot my camera so I had to take these with my phone). I was really worried that the colors Riley and I picked wouldn't look good - But I love love love them!!

Riley and his big garage - he spends the most time looking in here (he's planning where he's going to put everything.)

Our back patio. I can't wait to get some cute outdoor furniture to put out here. I think I'm going to get a fire pit thing so that I can sit out here in the winter.

They finished the drywall and got it taped, so now all they need to do is texture.

Our front door - Its going to be painted brown though!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

We Have Windows!

Well, our house now has windows and has been wrapped. On Monday they are going to insulate it and on Tuesday they will start drywall. It feels like everything is going really fast. We're excited!!
Our water heater and furnace.

This is the front window.

This is the kitchen window and our back door.

I decided to throw in a pic of Riley cooking us some yummy dinner. We decided to try grilling asparagus. It was really yummy!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The "Trailerhood"

If you have heard the song "Trailerhood" by Toby Keith then you probably know what I'm talking about when I say we are living in the Trailerhood while our house is being built. Actually though, its not that bad. We are staying in an awesome campground in Mantua. There is plenty of shade, and with the exception of this weekend (Labor Day) there aren't that many people staying here. My parents trailer is pretty nice and roomy (for a camp trailer). Here are some pics of our temporary home. Our "front porch." Notice Riley's camp chef - he has had to become the cook because I'm scared of cooking on the camp chef and I hate cooking in the trailer.
Our "back porch." We are really shaded here so its been nice so far. I'll probably be begging for sun once it starts getting really cold.

This is literally a 50 foot walk from our trailer. Riley is in heaven here.

And so are the dogs. Jaci loves to play in the water.

And Tuff loves to bark at her while she does!!
So that is our home for now. If anyone feels like camping you can come be our neighbor:)

Would you like a house with that garage!!

Here is our house so far. It changes everyday so hopefully I can keep up. This is Riley's garage - yes I know it is huge, but that's what he wanted!! It will be the only room he has all to hisself so I wanted it too.
I love that SOLD sign in the front!!

Here is part of our kitchen and the hallway leading to the bedrooms.

Here is our back patio. I have a feeling this may be my favorite spot to work.

And here is another view from the front. We are so excited for our house and can't wait for it to be finished.