Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Catch me if you can!

See, I told you it'd be a while before I post again. Phew! We are still truckin' along over here...busy, busy, busy. Not quite sure when I'm going to get a chance to catch my breath, maybe in about 2 weeks. :)

So, what have we been up to? In no particular order:

*framed and insulated the new laundry room walls
*mowed the lawn
*lots and lots and lots of plumbing, electrical and gas stuff that I can't even begin to wrap my mind around - I'm sure Mark would LOVE to share :)
*packed up the condo
*hung drywall in the laundry room
*planning and preparing for Kristin's bachelorette party
*cleaned the house - lots of dust and dirt and spider webs everywhere
*mudded, sanded and primed laundry room walls
*took delivery on a new refrigerator
*cleaned out the weedpit, I mean, firepit
*built platform that the washer and dryer sit on
*IKEA trip #1 for patio furniture, Morgan's dresser, legs for a new dining table, picture frames
*mowed the lawn
*moved out of the condo
*assembled patio furniture
*planning and preparing for Morgan's birthday party
*weeded most of the gardens
*purchased and picked up our
ASKO washer and dryer
*unpacked boxes
*assembled Morgan's dresser
*found more spiderwebs and dust, more cleaning
*filled about 15 paper compost bags with weeds and other yard ickies
*went to Sherwin Williams for laundry room paint and supplies
*chose Decisive Yellow with their
zero VOC Harmony paint base
*mowed the lawn
*organized Morgan's temporary bedroom
*IKEA trip #2 for laundry room flooring, patio umbrella and base, picture frames and plant pots
*painted laundry room walls
*attended a wedding
*unpacked more boxes
*enjoyed Farmington's Memorial Day parade
*installed laundry room flooring
*went on my annual birthday shopping trip with Kristin
*pulled out the carpeting and padding in two bedrooms
*mowed the lawn
*installed the new salt-free water softener system, plus iron and carbon filters
*filled a dumpster
*about 86 trips to Ace Hardware, Target, Lowes and Home Depot
*built a dining table
*installed washer and dryer

We absolutely wouldn't be as far along as we are without the help of our families these past few weeks. Running errands, helping us move, weeding the yard, watching Morgan and just keeping us company. Huge thank yous and hugs to all of you for helping us make our deadline this weekend. You are greatly appreciated!

I'm going to try to break down the last few weeks into multiple posts (with photos!) in the next week or so - how Morgan is doing, a laundry room sort-of after and lots more. Thanks for waiting...and stay tuned.


  1. Cool...the dining room table is made already? Holy cow! Can't wait to see it!

  2. Whew! You make me tired just reading that. Had to chuckle at how many times you wrote "mow the lawn". I definitely understand that.

  3. man that is a lot of stuff.
    I need to take a nap :)