Monday, December 6, 2010


Last Thursday our builder told us we could move in on Friday, the 10th.  I am SO EXCITED!  Preliminary inspections begin tomorrow.  Please keep your fingers crossed for us!  Meanwhile great progress has been made and the movers will bring our things from storage on Saturday!  I plan to spend Friday night in my house!!

The kitchen has been repainted after the tile and sheet rock repair.  Our oven is in and working, and so is our cooktop.  And the refrigerator is due to be installed tomorrow.



The pond and waterfall are working, the gutters have been installed and the rain chain looks just great!


About 20 years ago I painted a lamp globe for my mother.  It hung over the small organ in her living room for years.  When she left Amarillo I claimed the globe and kept it in our garage for ten years.  When I showed it to our builder he told me he had the perfect place for it and had a new fixture installed to hold the globe.  It is the first thing people see when they walk towards our bedroom.  It is lovely—thank you, Doug!


Meanwhile, Dr. Dad has found a new friend.  We have had a feral cat wandering around in our back yard since Daisy (our fearless watchdog) died in July.  My husband decided to tame the cat and keep it around to take care of the rats and mice that Daisy used to catch for us.  I think he has succeeded!  I about passed out when I came by the house one day and found it IN his truck!  The cat is slightly cross-eyed and doesn’t look too bright, but it is bright enough to know it has found a friend.


I can hardly wait for moving day!  Stay tuned…


  1. Oh, my goodness...I think I am nearly as excited as you since I have been following this major renovation since the beginning! Congratulations on getting a moving date. How sweet about the cat, too!

  2. I've loved every post of this upgrade process. Thank you so much for giving us a peephole. Blessings on your move.

  3. I am so excited for you all!! That rain chain IS beautiful and just perfect for your house.
    That Dr. Dad he is the true animal whisperer isn't he?

  4. I just love it - especially the red kitchen! Y'all have done such a great job on this project.

  5. I'm excited for you, Pat! Everything looks lovely!