Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Moving day

Well we are taking the slow and long approach to moving. The truck got here on Friday. It sat until later Saturday after our garage sale and then we started loading it. Finally Tuesday afternoon we got it full and pack up. We actually used 1 foot less then what we said we would use. The company is coming to pick up the trailer this afternoon. We stayed in a hotel last night, the thought of a nice cool room with tv and a bed sounded so good compared to our hot house, with no beds, and tiny tv. Well the room was hot but cooled off quickly, the kids wanted to swim, which we did for a while before I declared exhausted was not good for being a life guard.

The bed would have been good but in my Queen I had W, K, the dog and everyone had to have their feet touching me, including the dog! So I did not have much room and woke every hour on the hour.

The roofers did get started on the roof here, and we lucked out that the two layers of cedar roofing under the bad asphalt was in perfect condition and could be reused with the shingles right over it saving us from having to pay for sheeting, or even tar paper. That should save us several thousand dollars and many days work also. They are shingling the back already and should have the house done by closing on Friday. That leaves the gutter guy to put on the gutters.

We are leaving tomorrow, Thursday and heading for the "old scatterville" we were planning on working on it but we are so totally exhausted I don't believe we will be doing anything but resting until Sunday when we drive for Texas and our "new" scatterville. We close on it on Monday morning.

I'll try to update some more once we get there, and unpacked a bit. Keeping my same email address so drop me a line anytime.

Old Scatterville Update

I have pictures of first Scatterville home being updated. We have two finished bedrooms, two finished bathrooms, mostly finished living area and kitchen.

This is half of the living room. The green color is lovely, the floors still need refinished but the trim and paint is mostly done. The clutter is mostly gone being moved to another house.

This is half of the master bedroom, almost done, just the window left to be painted and the floors again.

This is the other side of the masterbedroom looking out into the living room.

This is the second bedroom all but done except for a little touch up of paint and of coarse the wood floors refinished.

This is another view of the second bedroom, with the lighting that is throughout the house. We chose to keep the walls 8 feet high only so that the heater located in the floor in the middle of the house could be blown through all the rooms with a commercial grade ceiling fan. It works like a charm.

W's birthday (late)

W had his 5th birthday on the 6th. We woke up early and headed to the Omaha Zoo. We spent the entire day there and by 5pm we were all thoroughly exhausted, and very hot. It was 100 degrees that day. These birthday cake pictures were taken at 9pm that night after our two hour drive home.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Wow... life keeps going

This is our new kitchen. We are really excited about the metal cabinets and being able to have someone come in and paint them. They are in perfect order. The carpet is gonna go first thing! We are debating between some Ikea wood floor, laminate or having someone come in and refinish the concrete floor.

Next up is the Master bedroom... notice the bathroom off of it... with a shower. No more going in the basement to shower. Then again there is no basement.
Our backyard is a nice size with a creek running along the back. Notice the nice studio for me. It has electricity and an air conditioner.
Our living room, is very nice. Love the vintage aluminum windows in front. Our Family room, and two of the bedrooms have the exact same windows. I don't have a picture of the family room for some reason. It is right off the dining room and is a whopping 23 x 18. Great size for all our toys, computers, TV and fun stuff. It also has the laundry room right off of it and there beside the dining room is a huge half bath. We love the big opening and have plans right away to replace the sliding doors with something super cool. The plastic chandelier is hilarious

Our moving truck arrived today. We are using ABF upack. We will pack the truck and they drive it. We close on our new house on Monday 23rd, and plan on stopping at the old Scatterville before that since it is almost half way.