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dots is upstairs

dots is upstairs


Posted By on Feb 29, 2016

We took the plunge this weekend and moved Dottie upstairs to her new room in hopes that she will have a chance to get used to it for a week or 2 before the new littles arrive. The transition has gone fairly smoothly. I guess we’ll see how the rest of the week plays out. She also had a chance to hang out in studio with daddy for a bit. Definitely liked all the glowing buttons to push. Poor booger doesn’t realize how much more change is coming her way...

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down to the wire

down to the wire


Posted By on Feb 26, 2016

We might be cutting it a bit close on this one. 4 weeks away from our due date and still have much to get done. (cooking with Nan) Thanks to our awesome families we have a lot less though. You all have been such a great help – I hope you know how much we appreciate you coming down to help tile, stain, paint, clean and of course play with Dots 🙂 We have officially moved upstairs, leaving our guest room open for anyone who dares offer a hand. Martha helped me pick out some awesome new dressers and a vanity for our bathroom while they were in town, I can wait to get everything put away and in place. These are going to look amazing! Kids bathroom is mostly done (functional) as well as their room. Moving Dots into her new digs will be our next step this weekend when John is back and can lend a hand. Our master bath is the last big piece of the puzzle. John and Kent worked tirelessly to get the place waterproofed and the tile going. John was able to finish up the floor tile over the weekend and install the toilet – huzzah!...

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we have progress!

we have progress!


Posted By on Jan 21, 2016

Well, it took a few months longer than expected, but, the contractors are GONE. Out of our house, GONE! So excited to have my house back – even if it is still unfinished. Now the real work begins. My father-in-law was kind enough to fly in the day after christmas to help us get our hardwood floors installed. He and john worked for 4 days straight and finally got them all in – and they look fabulous. Dots’ was pretty excited to hang out with “Boppa” too. This pic doesn’t do them justice – they really look great! We had some kind friends volunteer to help us paint while we waited on the tile to arrive. The kids room and the master bedrooms are painted thanks to all their help. John has been working tirelessly to get the trim, vents, and doors stained and installed to keep us moving forward. With roughly 2 months before these twins are due, we’ve still got a lot to get done. Baby-Steps...

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rain rain go away

rain rain go away


Posted By on Nov 9, 2015

Construction has stalled for the week and a half of rain we’ve been getting, sigh. And last night was a doosey, with all the acorns and branches falling it sounded like a war zone inside. Luckily Dottie somehow managed to sleep through it all. Perhaps it was her cozy sleeping den complete with fan and personal heater (man I need to get one of those) I have to admit I’m ready to have my house back – we are steadily losing storage space. Last week we had to take everything we’d stored in Dottie’s closet out, so the plumber could run a pipe. So now everything is strewn around her room, on the bed and out into the front room. To combat our shrinking space I’m trying to sell other stuff off, with little luck :/ BUT We did pass our last inspection, so now all we need is HVAC and skylights installed, insulation (which will be greats it’s freaking cold in our house at the moment), and drywall. Then the real fun can begin. We did manage to spend most of saturday looking at flooring and according to John, who is now in NYC, the sun does still exist – he sent me a photo to prove it. Hopefully we’ll be seeing it again soon. Dots made the most out of all that time spent shopping for floors and has been practicing so she can help with the...

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let it begin

let it begin


Posted By on Oct 11, 2015

The build out has begun! Well to be honest it’s almost done, at least the contractor part of it. We’ve been so lucky with the weather – nice and cool so turning the AC off didn’t even phase us. The rain – well – we were mostly lucky with the rain. We had one awesome night of battling the rain flooding into our downstairs bedroom/bathroom thanks to a giant hole in the tarp and a nonfinished roof. But, thankfully it was just one night, and we survived. the kiddos new room Kiddos room inside Master bath master bedroom inside master outside another great benefit to the renovation is that the ceilings in the kitchen will all be the same height – woot! The roof is complete, the framing is mostly done, now on to the plumbing and electrical – hoping to have the contractors out by the end of the month so the real work can begin. Did I mention that our timeline for this project got shortened by some unexpected news? There will be a few more nowaks in the house come March (yes, I said a few). More to come on that later. For now let the renovations...

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permits!!

permits!!


Posted By on Jul 28, 2015

we have finally been approved and have our permits, let’s get this party...

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