|view from the master bedroom|
the following people...
1. Our oldest daughter brought Bandanas BBQ and HOMEMADE chocolate cupcakes for all on Tuesday...it was really good and nice to not think about dinner all day while knocking out that tile.
2. My sister...who made a wonderful dinner of lasagna, salad and bread for dinner on Saturday. She drove 67 miles and it was still hot. She served and cleaned up.. It was wonderful. Although I am still bummed that she got there while I was (once again) at Westlakes and she had already had THE TOUR by the time I returned..
3. Sara our Realtor.. If you ever want to purchase property in Callaway County, Missouri please call her. She sold our house when we moved to St Louis and worked with us for close to a year to find this one. She showed us countless properties that we rejected for one reason or another. She helped us look at the bright side when we decided to pull out of a contract earlier this year because the house was falling off the foundation and was what the Home Inspector called a "push down". She emailed us within hours when she got notification of this property being on the market, before it even hit the MLS (multiple service listing). She even came with her hubby, 3 children, two trucks and McDonalds for the grandkids and hauled off the couch, chair, love seat and ottoman. Thank you so much Sara. We will recommend you to anyone that will listen.
And maybe it would be funny for you to hear the family observations.
daughters - both think it will be wonderful once it's done
one son-in-law thinks we are crazy and named the reno "Grandma and Pop-Pop's Extreme Makeover, Williamsburg Edition"
Grace likes our "other" house better and why can't we just stay here or move it to the other place and when will the pool be ready to use?
Jackson thinks it needs to be bulldozed
Abbie loved the kitties and the flashlight
Owen kept walking around saying "wow, there sure are a lot of rooms"
Ava thought it might need to be prettier and wants to fish in the pond
Sister-in-law and Brother-in-law think it will be nice and sister-in-law gave me some good sewing room ideas
My sister thinks we are crazy but is glad we are going to have a guest room with a queen size bed and put dibs on it.
And my Mom will never visit because it takes her longer to drive from her house to my house than it does for me to drive from my house to her house. Read that again and just let it sink in... and she isn't talking time like she drives slower or I drive faster. She is talking MILES, folks...MILES... cause the miles change going east to west...