Monday, November 15, 2010

Home Sweet Home

Well, it sure doesn’t feel like home yet.  Some of you are wondering what our purpose will be for this home.  We are going to live here.  We have a great house now.  One that I thought I would live in until I died…I have cried many a tear at the thought of leaving our home and still wonder what we have done.  It has been a very hard and very trying fall for us.  Purchasing a home like the one in the below pictures is definitely something you have to have some vision for…either that or we are just stupid! lol  Our current 1950’s ranch is large and spacious and pretty much the way we want it.  So why would we move?  I guess with 4 kids, 2 dogs and a cat and a husband who travels I don’t really have enough to do…ok, maybe that’s not why we bought it.  Ok, so we are stupid! 
Actually, the truth is my husband has always liked the new home or should I say the new used home? hmmm.  It has a swimming pool and a great view of the lake which will be nice as the kids get into the teen years.  We really want a home that the kids are drawn to so that their Mom can watch them like hawks! ha.  The new house is a little bigger and has a couple more bedrooms.  I have to say that the bones of the house are good and the floor plan is great.
There are a lot of things about the house that are not in working order…well, like everything.  I guess I will quit rambling and just show you all some pictures.  It WILL be fun.  WE WILL be OK and IT WILL be a GREAT house for us when it is all said and done.  We are so blessed to be able to stay in our current home until it is renovated.  And for that, I am so thankful!
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It was like Christmas when this dumpster arrived today.
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the kitchen and the leftovers…this is just a small part of what was left…hopefully, this will all be gutted this evening!  I cannot wait to go back to the house tomorrow to find out what they did…
003 Mama’s little helper.
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yes, this was all left behind…I have a few ideas and am wondering what some paint or stain could do with this table and china cabinet…
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sneaky little helper…
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blue carpet with a layer of cat hair anyone? aaaaahchoooooooo!
 009 010 the front half of the hall is filled with trash and the back half of the hall is giveaway going to the DAV this Friday…
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022yes, he left his entire wardrobe…I guess in Hawaii you don’t need suits.  Good for him!

Ok..so what do you think?
More pics tomorrow…
Kristine

11 comments:

Debbie said...

I Love it! What a challenge! I think "you had me" at the swimming pool and view of the lake. Will def be checking in to see how you are doing!

Diane said...

OMGosh, can't wait to see what you do with that house. I know it will be great. You have some good bones there Ÿ Good luck with it.

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Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

what? They moved to Hawaii? Where is this person, I'm going to hunt him down and kick him in the knees for you. All that crap and he didn't leave you the bear skin rug? Grrrr! I really think you should also keep the red and yellow room and for SURE don't get rid of those stickers! They are SO in!

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

By the way, when should I plan my visit. I think we could really enjoy some coffee looking at the lake? I'll be back in June, will you be accepting guests by then? hahaha

Over-Caffeinated X 4 said...

Oh yeah, and JUST TODAY I was looking at a web-site of a girl in TX who redoes furniture. AND my sweet dear friend, Shawn, is a total artist and wonderful furniture metamorphisis person... I'll send you some photos of her work. Don't thrown anything (furniture) out til you see what she does with junk and trash.

Jeanette said...

I think you should keep the red and yellow walls and make it a McDonalds room for your kiddos to play in! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Anonymous said...

ah! i can't believe all the junk! i bought a bank repo that was more spotless than that! poor thing.

Anonymous said...

You are the mother of 4? Nothing should scare you! Seriously, this is a good thing--the pool & lake. As the mom of three grown children, 33, 30, 26, I can support the idea of becoming the place where the kids want to hang out. We were fortunate to have a lake home & we always had a houseful on the weekends & during the summer. Not saying we never had trouble, but mostly they were too busy to get in too deeply! Your inspiration house is a great model home & your spacious rooms should adapt nicely (once the carpet is removed!) Your local Goodwill will appreciate you!

Boogieboard Cotttage said...

Thank you for participating in the very first Masterpiece Monday! I hope you'll come back again, it was fun having you share! Take care, Mary

House Revivals said...

This house is amazing! Yes, it is definitely going to be a lot of work, but it will be such a showplace when you have finished. Good luck!
~Amanda