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Conversation #171: Getting there

So we are just going to assume that y'all know I am not posting much because I pretty much live, eat, sleep, breath house reno right now (sometimes I worry literally, I can't wait until all the dust has settled and is gone!)

Anyway, just wanted to pop in.  I could post some lame phone pics, but I would rather wait to post better camera ones once I find the cord.  So I'll just tease you with what we have going on: kitchen cabinets - gone. New cabinets - in the middle of being stained. Counter tops - pick out today during my lunch break. Master bathroom - 90% done!  Master bedroom - 95% done! 

We actually slept in our bedroom for the first time last night.  It felt so weird being 3 feet off the floor. I sort of worried I might roll out of bed and wished I had a toddler rail last night.  Luckily, no falling out of the bed occurred.

We are working fast and furiously, and this thing called a full-time job just keeps getting in the way :)  Really, though, we are making crazy p…

Conversation #170: The unknown

Who has a fear of the unknown?  Raise your hand? You can bet both arms and legs and head and anything else I can raise is waving around in the air like I just don't care (okay, I digress, and I do care - far too much).  Lindsey (who writes a blog I love and have been reading for years now) talked about her fear in a recent post and it really resonated with me.  Click on her name to read the post.

So my biggest fear is of the unknown, and specifically right now, the end of the world.  Oh yeah, you know, no big thing.  I hate this, because as a Believer, I KNOW God is in control and NO ONE knows when Jesus will be returning.  God is not putting thoughts of fear and anxiety in my mind, but satan is.  I am allowing him to rob me of the joy and freedom I have being a new creation in Christ.  I just want him to leave, and I know I need to just turn my heart to Jesus and just meditate on Him and He will banish satan out.  Somedays it feels like a losing battle though;  like all I day I a…

Conversation #169: HGTV was lying...

They make demo work look like so much fun, but in my opinion, it stinks.  I would much rather be putting back and making pretty than pounding away with a sledge hammer.  It is messy and then you have to accept that there were (we are saying "were" not "are") critters living in your walls.  For example, we found acorn shells and nuts under the old bathtubs - gross.  We majorly bug bombed the whole house. 

Anyway, we are starting to gain some traction with the projects, and we are sleeping at the house now so we have much more time to do things (as well as logging more sleeping hours too!)  So below is sort of a dump of a lot of what we currently have going on.  Our goal this week is to finish up the master bathroom and closet and hopefully get the lighting figured out in the bedroom, too.  Then we will move to the kitchen!

We also finally bough a fridge last night.  I will save you the long version, but I felt like we couldn't give our money away.  We didn'…

Conversation #168: Thought for the day

Yes, I am way behind on blogging.  Why?  Because my life has pretty much revolved around my mess of a new house with a few other things peppered into it.  I will try to start posting pictures of house work, but in all honesty, at this point, it will only be phone pics because I really do not know where I packed my camera cord.  Also, this house needs WAY more work than our first house, so it is kind of slow going.  Anyway, I promise to post some pics of what we have been up to so far.  In the meantime, I leave you with this thought for the day (I was sent this in an email so I don't know where it originated from, sorry):

Gotta love Ben Stein!!
He comes up with some good ones!



Paradoxical Quote of The Day From Ben Stein: "Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen." Now add this, "Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free ins…