Thursday, September 20, 2012

All Moved In - Let the Adventures Begin!

Well, we moved in on August 25th.  Here's a bunch of pictures taken on the day before we moved in (hence the painting-in-progress you'll notice in a few pictures).  Sorry it took so long to put these up.

I need to take a few new pictures, too.  Since these were taken, I've put up some wainscoting, window treatments, changed lighting, planted grass, added a lot of furniture, etc.

Thursday, August 23, 2012


You see that thing right there?  It's a key.  Whose key is it?  Ours!  That's right: we've got keys, and we're ready to move in.  Boy oh boy, are we ready to move in.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lighting, More Paint

Most of the bath hardware has been installed, along with the mirrors and vanity tops.  Most of the closet shelving is in, albeit a bit too high for Ann & I.  The ceiling fans and nearly all of the lights have been hooked up.  The paint is well on its way to being finished, probably just another day or so.

Saturday, August 4, 2012


Painting isn't done, but it's well on it's way.  Nearly all of the trim and doors have been painted.  Sarah's room has been painted (SW: Free Spirit).  The other kid's/guest room has been painted (SW: Latte).  The bathroom and adjoining hallway have been painted (SW: Anjou Pear).  The great room and kitchen have yet to be painted, but they will also be in Anjou Pear.  The master bedroom and bath will be Latte.

Monday, July 30, 2012


For those wondering what the mudroom "lockers" are - here's a picture of them.  Essentially a shelf up top with coat hooks, bead-board below, and then a bench with built in drawers.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Google Maps

Google must have updated the Pekin-area satellite imagery, because it now shows our house (it's the new one in the lower-right)!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Counter tops, lockers, & gutters

The granite is in.  The lockers (drawers & coat hooks) have been installed in the mud room.  The gutters and downspouts are done.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Too much to say in a title

While we were gone on vacation, a lot of things got done.  The wood floor got completed.  All of the tile got laid, including the tiled shower in the master bathroom.  The trim and mantle were put in place.  Doors got hung.  Newels and handrails are in (but not balusters/spindles).  Cabinets got installed.  The rest of the driveway, sidewalk, and patio got poured.