• Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    How to completely ignore your blog and all of it’s followers, then come back and pretend like you haven’t missed a post.

    Just kidding. I honestly did not plan on being gone for so long but I was in a coma – at least a blogging coma. The truth is: we got pregnant. With twins. And those first few months were rough – reeeaally rough. Like, I didn’t go anywhere without ziploc baggies to puke into rough. And then they were tiring – reeeaally tiring. And now I have no excuses. I’m on modified bedrest and I’m bored out of my mind and I feel a little guilty to even write this blog – because it’s been so freaking long since I’ve written anything. I almost thought I should just delete this…

  • Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    Finishing Touches!

    This past week Mike has been hanging fans and connecting all the electrical receptacles (light switches/outlets). I put in the trim pieces for the can lights, hung a few sconces and a cute chandelier over our front door. Mike strongly dislikes the chandelier, he hasn’t flat out said he doesn’t like it, but I can tell. It’s the same face he made when he found out our new sofas don’t have built in recliners. He passive aggressively refers to me as “design eye” and we move on. I don’t care what he says, I like these couches and they are super comfy. This fan used to be in the top…

  • Phase 6: Drywall and Finish Work

    Drywalling a Second Story Addition….

    Remember when I said Mike and I both grew up with dad’s in the construction trade? Well, Mike’s dad is a General Contractor and he surprised us with all the drywall loaded into our house one day. That was a great day because I did not want to help Mike load 250 sheets of drywall upstairs. Then, a week ago he sent someone to help Mike and I put up drywall. Between Mike, his friends, the guy and me the drywall was hung in about a week. Then the most amazing thing happened (I know, my “then’s” are getting pretty repetitive, blame the English language. Any other word sounds pretentious),…

  • Phase 5: Combo and Lath

    Hot mop, HVAC, Electrical and a healthy dose of distraction

    This month started with a bang…really. A huge bang to my head or ego or whatever. I’m 30. Yay. The last couple of weeks we have been working on the house, shopping for Christmas and trying to squeeze in a little family time. And Elfie time Can you believe this is our neighborhood? And you think we’re crazy… We’ve also been steadily working towards our combo inspection and took one day off from that to work on our lath inspection (since that one is tomorrow). See the paper on the front? That’s what’s going underneath our Hardi board. The plumbing is officially done, thanks to So Cal Shower Pans who…