Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
This is what happens when I attempt to clean...I was only about 5 feet away when he did this, but I had no idea until I heard the bigger scribbles...but he had already done a number on the linoleum in pink highlighter and black sharpee. Thank goodness for magic erasers (my best cleaning buddy!). Stinker!!!
First we needed to make some decisions about the ceiling...here is Hailey's bathroom....it is our biggest issue. Apparently they had to drop the ceiling due to our 3rd car garage (so they could put our pipes and other tubing in there). Really? In the other 2 houses in the neighborhood with this house design they only had 2 car garages...and were able to run the pipes and vents through the garage immediately to the outside. With ours, they would have had to make our entire 3 car garage with a drop-box to do this....they apparently thought doing it IN the house was better. I don't know that I agree, but we decided not to have them move everything to the garage only bc it would take away a lot of our 3rd car storage area, that we desperately need. It was not a win-win situation and I am really still not happy with it...but they ARE moving our ceilings up to about 7.5 feet and redoing pipes, etc, just won't be the 9ft ceilings I want and what we SHOULD get. Not really pleased that none of this was disclosed to us (or asked of us) before now...but we are calling this "our best worst-case scenario" Hopefully I don't hate it on Friday when drywall is all up. Ugh. I am very worried about Hailey's bathroom feeling closed-in... One reason I like that small bathroom is because it was so tall. Now it won't be :( :( :( :) So, the jest of this is that, if you add anything to a spec house plan, make sure you ask about those changes....bc we thought we were getting one house and this one might not look the same. Stinkin' 3rd car garage...
Not the most relaxing day and not super happy with decisions made on the house...but oh well....we are trying to go with the flow and praying for the best results.
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Melt my heart...my little boy did his first palm-walk in church...I was not sure he would do it...or that at least he wouldn't be crying or be carried by someone...but he did it all by himself and we hid behind someone and snapped a pic of him so he wouldn't see us :)
LOL...we moved from the floor to the balcony so Kev could help with offering and communion...on the way we spotted Loggy....can you spot him picking his lip (his newfound nervous habit...sweet boy!) :)
Over spring break, I had the idea to have a lil' party for Hailey at our new home. She might be the one to live in our home the least and I wanted her to be the first to have a bday celebration here. So, I picked today as the day. It was a tad bit cold, but at least the room we picked (sunroom) had insulation and was sunny! So we ordered Buccetos (our yummy local Italian restaurant...I had a bday coupon)...and daddy picked it up on his way to see the house. I know it wasn't really a surprise for Hailey since I told her about the food and she saw the cake in the fridge, but the sibs still thought it was a surprise and they all hid upstairs. Ash and Loggy were my spies out the front window...to let me know when she was coming :)
All Ash wanted was to eat the choc. off the cake! Bye, bye NYC landscape!
Checking out our bathroom. Hays is not impressed with our shower (which is just like her shower). She says it looks like a hotel shower. I personally like some hotel showers and like this shower bc it has room for my shampoo and stuff. She seems very unimpressed with most things in our home, but she seems to like all the neighbor's homes. She should see if she could stay with them! lol :) J/K, Hays. I hope she likes our home when it's done.
Checking out our insulated upstairs. We had no idea til after we ate lunch that they had also done this yesterday.
A brother pic...not sure what Loggy was so excited about?
It was a full day, but a good day...and I am glad it's over. Bring on the Monday and Easter week :)