Wednesday, September 10, 2008


I couldn't take it anymore! This week I went out, bought some pints of paint, and tested them out on some of our finished walls to see how I liked the colors. This is the part of redoing the house that I am most looking forward to. I forgot just how much I love opening a fresh can of paint. I know that sounds weird, but it's the truth, I love it! And it's a good thing I got small cans of paint to do a test run with first, because not all the colors I picked are keepers. However, at this point, I think I am pleased with how 4 of the 5 turned out. (If Randall had a say in this matter, I think he would MAYBE keep ONE of the colors (which would be the one I am changing)). So here they are:

Can you guess which color I am going to use for which room (if I haven't already told you)??? Do these colors scare any of you? It's okay, they scare Randall too. But I am not afraid!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

What a man!

So, the repairs on the house are a little behind schedule. But that is just what happens when you try to plan everything in your life out perfectly. It is good to remember that sometimes you just have to go with the flow and be flexible! Randall has been sanding down the ceilings and walls, getting them ready for another round of tape and bed! I want to pause here to give some much deserved praise to my husband. I feel like lately I have been getting upset with him over petty things and I don't give him enough credit for the things he does do. I have to say, Randall is one of the most hard working people I know (I think he gets a lot of this from his father). He can put in a 10+ hour day at work, adding on a two hour commute round trip, and then he will come home and work as many hours as he can on our house. And that's not it- The thing that impresses me the most is he does it all without uttering one complaint. He has been commuting to Waxahachie now for over a year and not once has he complained about it or about the early hour at which he must wake up to get there by 7am. I sure could take a lesson from him! So, in case I don't say it enough, I appreciate you Randall, and I'm lucky to have such a hard-working, dedicated husband.

(Here he is sanding. I couldn't get a good picture because there was too much dust in the air. I will be purchasing some protective eye glasses and dust masks for tomorrow!)

Monday, September 1, 2008

A True Labor Day

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day weekend. Lucky for us, this weekend we got to see my brother and sister-in-law and my beautiful niece and nephew! They came by to check out the house and to see what we had done so far. Reese liked "Aunt Randall's" house! :)

This morning the guys went to work taping and bedding out the walls, getting them ready to texture...still a long way to go!

I thought my dad would like a chance to reminisce about his old days in the union.

And I'll leave you with this- a picture of what our master bathroom shower currently looks like. So tonight when you take your shower...take a moment to notice and appreciate the nice walls it has!