Sunday, August 23, 2009


OMG! For the most part we're DONE! I actually live here now! It's AWESOME! The desk got installed in the kitchen, the furniture is in, pictures, curtains, mirrors are hung (Terry is the master of hanging stuff). While all this was going on we FINALLY got the shipment we've been waiting on for a month. While Jenn, Bonnie and I mopped, cleaned and put stuff away (and Terry hung stuff) Ang packed away 'till 6:30! What a DAY! Just a few things left to do and the final CO on Sept. 8! WOO HOOOOOOOOO! Yes Jenn - YOU WERE RIGHT! I love my house, my family and friends. Thank you ALL! And Bonnie - you truly ARE a rock star!!!!!!!


wow - it's getting SO close to being done! While I was away one day Perry came and put this beautiful glass in the kitchen hutch. What a cool surprise when I came home! Doug did a great job tiling the steam shower. Bonnie, Jenn, Ang, Terry - all continue to amaze me with the time and effort they put into this project. Looks like Charlie had a little run in with some white painted hands!!! I cooked the first meal in the new kitchen - nothing special, but spaghetti for the Ramsey family and I! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!!! You're ALL rock stars!!!
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

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Monday, July 13, 2009


We had another big work weekend. The appliances came on Thursday, but they couldn't get them all installed because of some electrical issues. So Charles and Craig were my heros and came on Friday and got that worked out. Then between Friday and Sunday Terry pulled up the last of the carpet, he and John finished the kitchen floor. Jenn, Bonnie and i scrubbed, stripped, sanded and scrubbed some MORE the old clawfoot tub. It actually has feet with CLAWS! So cool! Then we painted it - it looks really great. The old bathroom is almost done. Terry put in the toilet, sink, mirror and even towel bars. He's AWESOME! Kota and Katie helped me pick up the new table and chairs - Ko and Terry put it all together. Jenn worked on tiling in the master bathroom - top of the tub and some of the floor. And THEN there was this HUGE thunderstorm. It was like a hurricaine! CRAZY! We watched it out my new bathroom windows.

Thursday, July 2, 2009


The granite slab for the island weighs 800 pounds! I took a few pictures of the 4 guys moving it into the house but i really didn't want to watch! There are so many lights and outlets and 6 ceiling fans! It's so bright and beautiful! I'm having a hard time getting my mind around that this is actually my kitchen!
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Monday, June 22, 2009


There are beautiful colored accent walls in all the upstairs bedrooms and my bedroom/bathroom. The mudroom floor is completely tiled AND grouted! The little bathroom is tiled, and the wainscoating is painted purple! See the pic of Chauna holding the last tile! The upstairs bathroom floor is tiled and almost the whole shower! Chauna and Jennifer become some kind of collective brain when they are tiling. I have dubbed them "Chaunnifer"! I grouted the mudroom - not a clean job! Katie and Andi both helped with the painting. Jennifer was having some cell phone issues (something about her sports bra?!?!?!) today! Even the kitchen is starting to come together!!!! Terry helped us on Father's Day by organizing the wood trim and cleaning the basement. Once again - Thank you SOOOOOOO much amazing friends and family.
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Sunday, June 7, 2009


Wow - another amazing few days of work. Terry and Jennifer, John and Chauna and even Dick Berg got in on the work! He completely pulled up the old bathroom floor. Terry got lots of the painting done, all the primer, white paint on the walls and ceilings and the base color (HAZE) in the kitchen. He and John kicked butt on the kitchen floor - it's so beautiful! Chauna is the tile queen - she and Jenn got the upstairs bathroom floor done. Check out the cool design tiles! I learned how to saw tile! Very cool. Such amazing friends!!!!! Thank you guys!!!!!!!!
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Saturday, May 23, 2009

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Thursday, May 21, 2009


Jennifer and Bonnie, who is 1 of Jenn's students, and I worked for 2 days getting ready for drywall. On the third day Jenn and Bonnie came back and worked along with Glenn and the drywall crew. OMG what a difference drywall makes! You can really see it starting to come together! VERY EXCITING! My favorite picture is Jenn, Grace and Izzy hanging out in my giant bathroom!!!!!!!!! Thank you amazing friends!
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Saturday, May 9, 2009


After living here for almost 22 years this old house is now insulated! I can't wait for winter to see how toasty i am AND how much the propane bill goes down!!!!!!
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Monday, May 4, 2009


The last weekend in April and the first weekend in May we worked on the wiring in the old part of the house. What an AWESOME crew! Terry and Jennifer, Chad, Allen and even Grace helped! Terry and Chad had lots of bonding time up in the attic! Oh yea - Hercky was in OCD mode the whole time!
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Thursday, April 9, 2009


A lot got done in March. There's electric and plumbing! The whole north side is sided and all 3 windows upstairs are in! I've moved upstairs now and have started stripping wood in Dillon's old room!
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Sunday, March 1, 2009


March 1, 2009. This was a big weekend! Tar papepr on the roof, tyvek on the exterior walls and WINDOWS! The windows are way cool!
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Thursday, February 19, 2009


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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Up with the trusses and other stuff

Glenn and Terry didn't want to wait until Monday for the boom truck so they called John Scanga to come over with his tractor! They got the trusses up but it was pretty scary to watch!
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

The walls go up on the addition

Two medical alerts this weekend. Terry wacked his head on a 2 X 6 and Colton got himself with the nail gun.
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Demolition Day!

I have the best friends and family in the world! Jennifer figured together we worked 176 hours this weekend! Thank you everyone SO SO much!
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Now it begins!

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Before it all begins

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This is pretty much what my house has looked like since I bought it in 1987. Lots of paint on woodwork, LOTS of wallpaper, even on the 10 foot ceilings!