Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Shame on Me.

Okay. I am a horrible blogger.....shame on me for not posting since January. Lets try and think back to all that has happened.

J turned the big 2-7 this year. He wanted to lay pretty low for his birthday, so we just kept it pretty low key. We had a great Valentines Day this year...didn't go out with all of the love birds, just stayed home and had a great dinner together.

February seems to have flown by. Towards the end of the month, we began another DIY project. We had begun noticing that our front door on the outside was beginning to show signs of rotting. This is not a good sign. So, we planned to replace our door. Which wasn't a bad thing, as we wanted to replace our door anyway. Well, what turned into a "New door" project turned into "Rip out nasty floor and replace with new tile and new door" project. Yes... that's right. The entire entry way which was hardwood, was completely rotting away underneath. The most annoying factor in the mess was the fact it had been an obvious issue for the previous owners as they had shoved various pieces of wood underneath the floor in hopes it would miraculously solve the problem.... The words I have for these people who left us with this would not be appropriate for this blog. So I will leave that to your imagination.

Here are some photos...
This was our old door, before we moved in 2 years ago.

Ah yes. The beginning of the finding of the rotting floor. ;o(

This is after the hardwoods and sub floor have been cut out and removed. This was the new sub-floor being put down in preparation for the tile.

Voila! Our beautiful new door and tile.

Shew... that was a big project.

The beginning of March was.... FREEZING! Here are some more pics of our snow day. Yes, I said snow. (I could have sworn I left Idaho in my past somewhere...)

View from our front door.

View from back door...
Needless to say, that was not really the kick-off we were looking for, for the beginning of Spring. Since then, Spring finally made an appearance today after 4 days of solid rain. Let me tell you a little secret- 4 days of rain puts me in an ugly mood. And guess what the weather is calling for tomorrow? You guessed it! RAIN! Sigh.

In other news, I flew to KY the beginning of this month to see my mom and Sarah flew there too. She turned 21, so it was so great to spend time with her and my mom. We had such a great time together. About a week before that she and Paul found out their next station. They will be moving to Anchorage, Alaska in the middle of May. Needless to say, I was devastated that week as we had high hopes for them to finally be close to us. But, in an attempt to be "positive", we are looking forward to visiting Alaska as neither of us have been before.

In closing, I would like to point out that I, will be a college graduate in 2 months.... Can you believe it?!?! I am so thrilled.

Hope everyone is well. I will try to write more often.

Many Hugs,


1 comment:

The Cook Clan said...

Wow, the door looks amazing! Hey I wanna see more pics of your house.