Sunday, August 29, 2010

We Are Movin' In!

That's right! We are moving into our new little house on the Wild Horse prairie!

It's hard to believe that this picture was taken on June 2nd, when they began breaking ground for the house!

AND... Here it is now, finished on August 26th!

We started moving some things on Friday afternoon, and spent all day yesterday in Colorado Springs, so we are not very far into the process, but it has begun!

We will have many more pictures to come of the finished product, but things need to be a little more organized before that!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Countdown

It seems the countdown has begun, and we may only be several weeks from moving into our new house! The last 2 days have seen people coming and going and getting lots of work done! Needless to say, this has kept the goldens busy running back and forth to see what is going on, and they feel the need to bark every time a vehicle arrives or leaves! I saw Hannah, the brave golden, with her front feet perched in the back of the painters van this morning checkin things out! No, she didn't take anything, just being noisy. Gabby was only observing from a safe distance.

As you can see from the picture, a new, shiny propane tank was set yesterday.

Mike, the tile guy, (sorry I don't know last names, just what jobs they do!) was here yesterday and today and finished the back splash in the kitchen. I imagine that he has had his share of trips to Wild Horse for awhile! Mike has done an excellent job on all of the tile work, and he did it all alone, no help!

The plumbers have also been here the last two days. We now have faucets at the sinks, bathroom sinks, toilets, an RO system, a water softener, and many other things which I have no idea really what they are. I do know that we will have lots of hot water and nice heated floors!

Kirk and his helper worked all day yesterday hanging doors, uncrating appliances and doing all sorts of little and big jobs. Kirk was back again today working all day. I am sure there are many things that Kirk has done that we don't know about, and thanks Kirk, we appreciate your hard work!

The electricians were here yesterday and finished up their work. We are waiting on the inspector for the final inspection. Hopefully next week!

This is some of the before mentioned objects that the plumbers have been working on that I said I really didn't know what they were!

When we went down to the house tonight, Tony decided to try the automatic garage door opener. Gabby, the not so brave golden, couldn't get away from it fast enough! I guess she will get used to it!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Carpet and Counter Tops!

Tony and I went to Colorado Springs to pick up the carpet on Wednesday, and it didn't lay in a roll in the garage very long! The installers were here on Friday laying the pad and back on Saturday and got all of the carpet laid! It looks great and I love it!

Yesterday, Dave came back and installed the counter tops. I also LOVE them. You will get tired of me saying that about everything. But, it took SOOO long to finally decide on what kind of counter tops, and then what color. So, it feels really good to LOVE them rather than not like them and be disappointed.

The kitchen sink that we decided on is an integrated sink. It is molded into the counter top and there are no seams, it's all smooth.

Adding the tile backsplash will pretty much finish up this project in the kitchen! The guys are uncrating all of the appliances today, and the plumbers and electricians are scheduled for this week.

These are the counter tops for the bathrooms.

Things are really happening this week and it won't be long until I have nothing to blog about! Oh, it looks like Emily and Justin's house sold, and they will be moving out here into our trailer. I am going to watch Tressie, so I WILL have something to blog about!

Beautiful Wild Horse Prairie

We have been blessed with lots of rain over the last several weeks! The prairie is green and beautiful! I wanted to post a picture of the green grass and yellow sunflowers as Tony is going to be mowing it soon. Yes, it's beautiful, but there is a bumper crop of weeds growing too, and we don't want tons of tumbleweeds blowing all over us this fall and winter!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Love, love, love the cabinets!

The painters have been busy getting the paint on the walls. I tried to get some pictures to show the color, but the lighting wasn't the best.

I absolutely LOVE the cabinets! We had a very hard time deciding on them, but I think we made the right decision! Dave has done an awesome job on them!

There is still a little work on the cabinets, like hardware, but they are almost finished! The counter tops will be put in early next week!

This is my pantry/storage area in the utility room. There is LOTS of great space for storing things!

We are picking up the carpet on Wednesday and the installers will put it in this week-end! Exciting!

Tressie Time!

We went to the Elbert County ranch rodeo in Kiowa yesterday. We had a fun day and Grandpa and Grandma got in some Tressie time!

After one of her little "power naps", she was good to go!

She just loves Grandpa's horse, Moe! Moe seems to not mind the attention!

Tressie's Grandpa Dave and her Great Grandpa and Grandma Chisman were at the rodeo too! She got plenty of Grandparent time!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tile and Cabinets

The guy doing the tiling in the house has been very busy! He has all of the tile in place and just needs to finish up the showers. It looks really good! After the cabinets are all in place, he will also be doing the backsplash in the kitchen.

The kitchen is starting to look like a kitchen! I am very excited about all of the cabinet space that I will have! You can see in this picture that I will have a lazy susan in the corner cabinet.

You can get a good look at the tile in the kitchen from this picture. You also can see a few of the cabinet doors leaning against the wall on the far side of this picture. I really like the color!

They have also been hanging all of the doors and putting up trim. A very time consuming job, it looks like! The paint is sitting on the office floor, ready to go on the walls. I don't think that it will be long now!