Saturday, December 12, 2009

Our Christmas Tree

We just finished cleaning off our brand new (to us) 1959 aluminum Christmas tree, delivered directly from my grandma's barn in northeastern Indiana.

Complete with a color wheel, spinning base with music box.




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Now we're all in the Christmas spirit. Merry Christmas, everybody!!

Countdown to Christmas

A few weeks ago, Natalie gave us an ultimatum (Why? I don't know... but she did): finish all four bedrooms by Christmas. Well, we're not going to be anywhere near done, but we're still working like crazy people to try to get as much done as possible.

This includes:
  • getting our new Christmas tree cleaned off (it lived in a barn for a couple of years and mice made a nest in it)
  • finishing drywall work and texturing in the study
  • painting all four bedrooms
  • removing border wallpaper from 3 bedrooms
  • buying new carpet for all bedrooms
  • installing new baseboard and trim in all bedrooms.
So, here's what has become of our house in the meantime:


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I think I was just looking for an excuse to throw the Benny Hill theme song onto our blog. That song makes anything more entertaining.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

A hint of things to come...

Life has been crazy for us the last couple of months. Natalie just finished with open enrollment, my company has grown a lot and I've been having to handle a handful of new client. Just wanted to throw a post up and let everybody know we're still alive and kicking. I will post some more work-in-progress pictures in the following days.

Here is this evening's entertainment. More to follow. Merry Christmas!