Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Slowly Making Progress...

The new house has been keeping us so busy.  The original house was built in the 1890s and then updated in the 1990s.  Here is a picture of the what was the front of the house.

This is the north side of the house and the "new" front (seen here) is on the west side of the house. 

The very first thing we need to do is replace the roof.  And while we are reroofing we plan to bump out the area between the two dormer windows to put a shower in the Jack & Jill bath upstairs.  Lately we have been meeting with contractors and reviewing bids. 

I also have picked out and purchased appliances for the kitchen.  After reviewing roof bids I scaled back a little and went with KithchenAid.  I think they will be perfect for our needs.

I have also been keeping our current home ready to show so we can get it sold.  Between that, my part time job, and a little knitting there is little time for anything else.

I did finish listening to Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn and I've almost finished The Shape of Mercy, by Susan Meissner.  I'd recommend both books but I had slight book hangover with Gone Girl.  I needed better closure.  Still, I would highly recommend it.

My ten thousand steps a day plan has gone out the window.  My goal this week is to get out there again.  Fall has arrived in central Indiana and I am loving it.


I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

And I appreciate the time you've carved out of your busy days to come knit with me!

Thimbleanna said...

Well shoot! If you go knit with Kim, are you going to come and knit with me LOL??? I so feel your pain -- about the contractor interviews (I HATE that job) and the roof price. And either way with your appliances -- I don't think you can go wrong in that gorgeous kitchen!!!

LaurieJ said...

Congratulations on your new home! It looks absolutely beautiful. Wow! Can't wait to show the photos to Stuart (he is out of town for a couple days). Don't forget to send your new address when you move.

We just went through a kitchen remodel. Bumped it out 6 ft. and did a total gut/refinish. I am loving the finished product, but we were under construction for 5 months, so the process was a bit painful. Hang in there - it will be well worth it.

Sewn With Grace said...

Hi Anne! Praying for your house to sell. So glad you stopped by. Your new house is beautiful! I haven't even started looking yet because I won't be moving until spring and I can't wrap my mind around it quite yet. My husband is already working in the new town and living in temporary housing. He keeps sending me links to house ads but they are so not my style. Its interesting what men see and what we see in a house. Have a great Saturday!

Anonymous said...

This is a great house. Thank you for your post. I having been looking for some fencing materials in Salt Lake City Utah for some repairs one my home, so that it looks like yours. Thanks for the great ideas.

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