Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tour of our new pad

You've seen all the scary before pictures (if you don't remember just search through our old posts). Thought is was time to see some 'it's finally starting to get better' pictures after we are semi-settled in. Our low-tech virtual tour starts in the kitchen (the laundry room is actually through a door to the left by the fridge - but its not very exciting).

Next we bring you into our dining room/living room:

Going through our dining room leads us to our hall (the bookshelf is to the right as you walk through the arched doorway):

The green room is the baby's room (not really too much in it right now - more pictures in the future). Then our guest room is the chocolate/vanilla room (the ice cream room):

We'll skip the full bath for now....Here is a couple pics of our bedroom, the door is to the half bath:

A picture of the side yard and the backyard - see the New Windows blog entry for the front of the house.
That's the end our our tour of our new kick'in pad!

The BIG Moving Day

At the end of May we decided that as wonderful as it was to finally have a house it might be a little more exciting to actually live in it! So, with work left to be done (we think there will ALWAYS be work left to be done) - we set the date and moved.

We sent out an email to our friends in the Young Marrieds group at church, not sure who could actually make it. Well, we ended up with not 10, not 15, but NINETEEN people at our apartment to help us move on a typical rainy Oregon day. Here's a picture of most of them. It took RECORD time to move out of our 2nd floor apartment in Corvallis to our house about 15 miles away in Albany.

We had lunch at our apartment for everyone to help (to get the energy to start the move). Then, we provided some yummy store-bought desserts at our house after the moving van and all the cars & trucks were unpacked. Promise of food works everytime!! :-)

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A long overdue update - first THE WINDOWS!

Well, as we mentioned MONTHS ago we had new windows installed. We were very excited to get the old barely working windows out and get the new ones in. Here is some before/after pics of the window.

The above is the front of our house (kitchen side) below is the living room side of the house (also front). Yeah, yeah, we know it's not that exciting - but it is to us!

The only 'bad' thing was that the windows had to be put flush against the front of the house, which means that we had a big ol gap in the inside of the house where you could see our cinder block walls.
A little hard to see here - but trust us, it was not pretty. Shortly after we moved in we found a young guy on craigslist who was just starting out. He did the encasements for all the windows for about the same price we would've paid the window people to do TWO. Here is an after picture. Okay, enough window pictures!