Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Our Anniversary...

One year ago today we signed the papers and this house became ours.  We knew it would be a lot of work...we had no idea..  We had great hopes of being done with everything in nine months.  Like most renovations we ran a bit over time...and budget.  But we are so proud and happy with the results so far.

Saturday started bright and early with me calling on a grandchild and asking for help.  At some point last week, I twisted my right knee and even with Aleve and ice and rest it was still bothering me.  Brad (our son-in-law) was coming over to help fell two trees and I asked if Owen would like to come help Grandma and maybe make some money...

That boy can work.  Our first job was the basement.  We moved wood, cabinet doors, screens, tools, doors and then swept and he hauled all the trash up and around the house to the trash pile.  Every so often I would look around and he would be gone... the first couple of times I figured he was going to the bathroom or getting a drink...after the third time I asked him where he had been.  "I was checking the time.." he said.  "Why?"  "So I know how much I have made so far"..  You see, I was paying him by the hour! lol

After he was done helping me, he asked Grandpa if he had any "paying jobs"..  Why yes...he did..

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 He made $27 ....


And we decided it was finally necessary to replace the front porch...


We used all of these tools to do this...


There will be a railing added after we move.  We didn't think that the movers would be happy to haul their butts up a 3 foot hike into the house. or work their way around a railing..  And there will be a skirting added around the bottom...

This is where the railings will go...
 And as it turns out our daughters were correct...we are moving "to the middle of nowhere" as evidenced by the fact that I spent all day today on the phone attempting to find out who our telephone provider is.  We "thought" it was one but when I called they said ATT was our provider, but ATT said no and round and round we went until finally ATT actually decided they were our telephone provider but no...we can't get ATT internet...so back to square one.. 

And I confirmed our moving date...  {yea!}

 
Nancy

2 comments:

Anne D said...

Congrats on your anniversary. You guys have achieved so much in a year.

Pat said...

To ME it seems like it's been less time than a year, but I have a feeling that to YOU, it probably seems like it's been months and months longer than a year!!! You are doing great, though...and soon you will be living there and really enjoying the fruits of your labor! Cute how hard your grandson worked!