Posts Tagged ‘farmhouse porch’

I think we’re still in turkey stupor here. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family and friends, and I think we were all more stuffed than the turkey was.

Biggest Turkey of All

Biggest Turkey of All


We had food everywhere, all vacant spaces in addition to the kitchen table.  It was pretty much the same with people, they were tucked in all the nooks and crannies.



Everyone left our house around 3:00.  Mike and I, along with my brother and his girlfriend headed to my step-dad’s house and had dinner.

On Friday we went to the house and installed the front porch ceiling.  We came up about 14 boards short, but will get those up this week.  Daniel-the-Builder came out and spent the day with us helping out.  I’m thinking a day in the country and fresh air was more enticing than helping his wife get ready for their big Saturday family get-together :-).


Things are heating up with the house.  The tile guys are doing the bathrooms and laundry room this week.  We are also getting an estimate for the interior painting.  We planned to do this ourselves, but suddenly there is a lot that has to be done, and there’s not enough of us to go around.

The cabinet guy is putting cabinets in Thursday, and will get the granite in next Thursday. 

Meanwhile I have a bit of shopping to do for little things (hopefully all the big things are bought).

We sure do have some giant walls!



Figuring out what to do with all that space is a challenge for another day.

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We had another busy weekend at the new house. The sheetrock is up, and needs only about one more round on mudding and sanding.



It’s pretty crazy to see walls after all this time. It’s a little easier to start seeing rooms now, what they’ll maybe look like when we’re finished.

We worked on the back porch ceiling this weekend. We put up pine tongue and groove. It took us awhile on Saturday to figure out how we really wanted to do it. 


We finally decided to run it vertically.  I measured and cut, and Mike put it up.  He made a little work table for me so I had a place for everything I needed so it was very efficient.  He’s very good to me :-).

My worktable

My worktable



On Sunday we finished up.  Pretty good looking if I say so myself. 

Back porch ceiling

Back porch ceiling

As usual we had a great time.  My step-dad stopped by to tell us it was too cold to be out and we should rest sometimes.  He does this most weekends :-). 
We got home and I bathed the two beasts while Mike gave their crates a good scrubbing.  Everyone is all sweet and clean now.  Well, one is clean (weird little thing, he chews on his towel after his bath until he gets into some trancelike state.  He’s 8 years old, always done it).
Bad dog
Bad dog
And the other is sweet and clean 🙂
Good dog

Good dog


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I’m seeing a mint julep and a rocking chair very soon. Maybe tomorrow.

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