Getting the moving truck down the driveway was pretty exciting. This was the first attempt... they ended up backing out and then backing down before unloading. Glad I wasn't here.
One of the first things that had to happen was removal of the 'wall fabric' in the hall bathroom. Very satisfying!
Maria clowning around, after eating a blue lollipop. (No, her teeth aren't always that color.)
View from our deck.
Living room floors before refinishing - actually the best looking area of floor. It was the pet stains in hall and master bedroom (and the water damage) that prompted the refinishing. And I figured while we were at it, I may as well change the color too.
Kitchen cleaning. There were cobwebs in the cabinets; such fun.
Temporary bunk room.
Becky stuck behind a wall of the girls' toys.
Becky wearing Jim's old Halloween armor.
Last picture in the old yellow room.
Girls, saying goodbye to the green room.
My enclave of peace and homeyness. The only thing I've decorated as of yet. Can't wait to get upstairs and start painting and really unpacking.
Giant dumpster of doom.
The crane lifting supplies up to the roofers.
A heavy load, swinging right towards the window, all controlled by a handheld remote.
Joshua, oblivious to all the banging and whirring. Wish I had a bouncy seat too.
Driveway chaos - four contractors in one day: roofers, electricians, heater and floor guys.
A rare sight, all three kids asleep at the same time.
Progress, the roof half done.
Shiny new floors, after the first coat of finish.
Stairs - looks like we'll have to restain that hand rail too.
Our first visitor, seminarian Steve. He'll have to come back and see the rest of the house, after the floors are done.