Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Happy Note

Last night I found gas for 1.99!!! YAY!!! I didn't think NC would ever get their gas prices below 2 bucks. I even took a picture this morning on my way into work. :)


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

First Home Improvement Project

Well this past weekend we started our very first Home Improvement Project. YAY! The previous owners of our home had started turning the one car garage into a play room for their children but did not finish. Since Cray is very good at making things at little to no cost I knew that we could turn the garage into a den without going out of our monthly budget.

First step was cleaning out his "man room". I know it sounds so mean to make my husband give up is "man room" but don't worry we have a bedroom upstairs that he could turn into his own room if he really wanted. So here are some pictures of what it looked like before hand.

Photobucketgarage mess 2

You might be able to see in one of these pictures that there are 18 computers cluttering the shelves! 18!! I don't think even half of them work. I believe though Cray has some good ideas for fixing up the computers and giving them to GoodWill.

There was also a weight bench in the garage but we moved it before I remembered to take some pictures. So you can imagine that it was a big project and a lot of hard work but I'm happy to say we have the room cleaned out and the computers at lest organized so he can start fixing and getting rid of them. Here are some after pictures.

garage clean 1 garage clean 2

So hopefully this weekend we will be taking down the garage door and installing windows that his dad has graciously given us from the shop. The shelves will go into the laundry room so I'll have a place to fold clothes once Cray figures out what he is going to do with all those computers. Then we will need to finish up the wiring that the previous owners started, lay down the carpet that is in the shed (from the previous owners), and paint the walls (with the paint the old owners left as well). Not sure why they left so much brand new stuff at the house but I wasn't going to ask; I'm very happy that we get to complete such a large project at such little cost.

Hopefully in June we will be knocking down the wall that divides the living room and garage and put in sliding doors so people don't have to walk through the laundry room to get to the den. I'll continue to post pictures as we get closer and closer to our ultimate goal.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Hello Everyone!!

Welcome to my world. :)

My life is pretty simple. I get up, fix Cray's (my husbands) and the dogs breakfast. Send him off. Get ready for work. Travel 50 minutes to and from work. *sigh* (Such a long drive). Get home around 6, fix dinner, pick up around the home stead, snuggle on the couch with my love, then call it a day. :) On the weekends I love to really clean the house and do a project or two with my hub; and of course go visit the in-laws for Saturday evening meal. Got to say though I could have worse in-laws. :)

Cray and I just purchased a home back in June. It's the perfect home for just the two of us and a couple kids in about 3 years. I have yet to start decorating so it definitely feels like just a house and not a home. My best friend and I are going through ideas for the master bedroom and living room. Here are ideas that we put together and she put in a template for me. I would love to hear what you guys think and see if you have any good ideas as well.

PhotobucketBedroom Idea
PhotobucketLiving Room Idea