Friday, May 30, 2008
We still need to get a coil set for the unit on the north end of the house and have it charged with freon. We will have around 7 1/2 tons total... lots of air, but we will need it once the sun room is done. It will be mostly glass, west facing and that will take us to 3,700 square feet of living space. We have been very fortunate with a long and comfortable spring. Also we installed GREAT insulation which really helps. It will get hot this weekend and we will have A/C just in time.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
This week Darby started The Wave summer day camp at our church and was excited to see all his friends. It is a unique and enriching opportunity for the kids and I have been blessed to have them in a program like this. Bailey began as a Junior Counselor for the Wave in the 8th grade. This year she actually gets a pay check. I am really proud of her.
I don't have much planned for summer so far. Lance and I are getting away to Annapolis for the 4th as we have been consumed by this house renovation and need to get away. Darby is going next week to visit his grandparents (the Tew's) in Florida, but that is about all on the books so far.
We are open to anyone visiting up here in beautiful Tennessee. I hope to get home sometime during the summer too!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
We have a new fridge in the kitchen... I was so excited. We have waited and been patient and the perfect deal fell into our laps on Saturday evening. This thing is huge and looks great... and it's a Whirpool Gold! My faith is fairly strong with this brand... especially if it involves water of any kind! We are happy about being one step closer to finishing in the kitchen. Little by little... piece by piece we are getting there. We have "new fridge" happiness!!!
Friday, May 2, 2008
We (well, really Lance) have completely gutted the entire house. He replaced all the systems...plum-BING, HVAC, electrical... he replaced every piece of sub-floor with new... all new drywall, new appliances, new bathrooms, new hardwood... I am in awe every day of all he knows and can do. He takes such pride in his work. This has been a process of not just re-working a home, but for me a life lesson of completely trusting another person. Miss In Control is not in control of this renovation. There were so many decisions to make that I think, at some point, I stopped making them and just let Lance take over. He is amazing at visualizing a space and making it beautiful. All his designs are very tasteful and of fantastic craftsmanship! It's also been a quiet lesson in patience and waiting. My husband is a genius!
I LOVE MY HOME!