Friday, January 9, 2009


After we finished the shed we moved inside to warmer temperatures and got busy on the house. Here are the before and after pictures. It required a lot of sanding, painting, dusting, prying, and hard work- but here's the near completed project.
Front room before

Front room 2

Dining room before

Kitchen before


Entry (note the tile, Justin did it this time)

Front Room Completed

Dining Room Finished

Kitchen completed

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Property

We bought a cabin property this fall and have been able to go up and enjoy it a few times since. It was at one of these such visits that Justin and I got the envied "1000 Aces" in a game we like to call Pinochle. Read them and weep, my friends...

Here's a pic of the family on the "dock" as we like to call it.

The Turkey Trot

Justin and I ran a 5K on Thanksgiving Day prior to loading up on thousands of Thanksgiving calories. It was a tasty affair to be sure. I had an entire banana cream pie to myself that weekend! Still working off the extra pounds though...

It's a New Year!

It's a new year and even though from our blog it appears that we have been idle, it is quite the opposite. We have been busy with a series of projects which I have dutifully documented with my camera and I will share with all of you. But first off, the completion of the shed.

We got the shingles up and even some trim on the sides. I don't have a current photo of the shed because it is just too bitterly cold to go out and take one. Here's a close to finished photo at least. It seems like all the projects that we have done this year have taken at least a month longer to complete than expected. But alas, it is complete and we are happy to rest for a while.