Thursday, July 30, 2015

Updates on Kaycee and House

First, thank you all for the prayers and concern for sweet little Kaycee and her hospital stay.  Doesn't she look so sad?
I am glad to say she is home and doing great.  She goes back to the lung doctor next week for some more tests.  You would never know she had been so sick.  She is taking a lot of steroids right now so we are hoping they will cut those way back quickly.
Again, thank you for your prayers.  They definitely work, don't they?
Now, to the updates on the house.  It has been a very busy week.  The plumber was here one whole day putting in all of the faucets.
These are all in the hall bath.  The fixtures are all oil rubbed bronze.  I love the rain shower head!!  There is still plastic on the sink in the last photo until they are completely finished with redoing all of the sheetrock.
This is the door and hardware in the master bath.
The plumber was so gracious when I told him we had to change out the fixtures because of the door.  He never complained.
This is my beautiful backsplash Travertine tile done today.  It's not grouted yet.
I don't have any photos of the porch yet.  They finished the deck today and have started painting all of the wood with primer.  It's going to take a while to do all of that.
So, all I have left in the house is the tiled bathroom floor, the wood floor in the kitchen and the grout on the tile.
All of this in less than three weeks.  I am amazed!
This is the fantastic company I am working with.  Everything they have done has been done with perfection.  If you live in the NE Oklahoma area, I would highly recommend them.  They have just been fantastic to work with.
I pick the girls up and keep them two nights a week until Tiffany gets home.  The other night, I got ready to go home and they all cried.  Then they disappeared.
This is the front door - I'd say they didn't want me to leave, what do you think?  LOL
Needless to say, I stayed a little longer.
Will have some more photos in a few days.  Hope you aren't getting bored with the pictures.  It is my life right now. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Prayers for Kaycee and Update on House

First and most important is that I covet your prayers for my great grandbaby Kaycee.  She is the twin who weighed 2 pounds at birth and was in the hospital for three months before she got to go home.

She is in the hospital with pneumonia for the fourth time since January.  She is doing much better today but I would still appreciate your prayers for the precious little blonde headed baby.

Now, to the latest on the house:

Because the wiring on the screened in porch has to all be up to code, it has to have all of the wiring in conduits.  Ugly on the wall - right?

Well, this is the solution the carpenters came up with and I think it was brilliant.

They built a false wall and covered it in what they call Boston siding.  It is a interlocking wood.  Doesn't that look alot better?  I sure do think so.  The sliding doors go right into the living room.

Now for a few photos of the porch.

The side facing the den of the house.

Looking out the back door into the yard.

The ceiling is done in the same Boston siding.  The ceiling will be painted the Haight Blue like the southern porches have and everything else will be painted white after two coats of white primer.

Except the floor.  I'm leaving it natural wood.  I thought the white would be dirty all of the time.

The bottom on the inside is the same Boston siding.

On the outside, the gray at the top is a wood grain wood siding.  The Boston siding is at the bottom enclosing the underneath of the porch.

My granite is in in the kitchen.  I must admit I really like it.  It's not too busy and is just gorgeous.

Also, got the sink installed.

All of the wall paper has been removed in the hall bath and new sheetrock and mud put up.

The white porcelain tub is in.  The surround will be marble.

Got the gorgeous new glass door installed today for the master shower.  LOVE IT!  Only one problem - I had bought Brushed Nickel fixtures for that bath and the shower is already installed.  So, I'm talking to the contractor in the morning and going to go back and return the faucet for the sink and the light fixture and get new ones in the oil rubbed bronze.  The door is just so pretty and it's a whole lot easier to change the fixtures in the shower than the door.  OOPS!

So, that's where we are today.  They are coming tomorrow to put the marble in around the tub and finish the sheetrock sanding in the bathroom.

My Air conditioner is fixed - thank goodness!

They are planning on doing the Travertine floor in the bathroom and the backsplash early next week and then they will pretty much be done.  My stove is backordered so I will wait until it comes in and have all of the new appliances put in at one time.

Oh dear, no cooking!  Too bad!  LOL

Hope you are enjoying my remodeling job.  My tradesmen have just been awesome.  They must have been raised right because boy, do they clean up after themselves. Spotless!!

I really appreciate them.  If you are anywhere in northeastern Oklahoma and need any kind of work done, I would highly recommend them.  Will be giving you all of their info later or if you are interested, send me an email.



Sunday, July 19, 2015

What a Mess!

What a mess I have!!  I know you have to do all of this kind of stuff to get to the good part, but....

They took all of the countertop off and removed the brick backsplash.

And all of the appliances are undone and ready to leave the premises.

Same in the bathroom - removed the vanity top.

And removed the 350 pound cast iron and porcelain tub which was the original tub in the house when it was built.  Boy, did they work at getting that out!

I do have a bright, clean and shiny new shower in the master bath out of a white marble.

My yard guy came on Saturday and removed the Spyria (?) bushes.  We were not able to save them.  I did save the cannas.

Notice Bella checking every scent out!

You can't see but the screening is all up and the bottom of the porch is all framed for the siding to go up.  The electrician was here on Friday and put in all new electrical outlets for the porch lights and outlets around the porch.

And then, my air conditioner went out!!  I had an air conditioning guy come out and he thought he had the problem fixed however, at 2:00 this morning, I woke up covered in sweat - it had gone out again.

By the way, Saturday was the hottest day of the year so far - 120 degrees heat factor.

The repairman is headed back today.  Hopefully, he will find the problem.  Meanwhile Bella and I are at the mercy of ceiling fans and a big box fan on high!


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Moving Right Along


Tomorrow is demolition day for the kitchen and the hall bath.  Here are some before photos of the kitchen and hall bath.  I am keeping my cabinets because they are all solid wood.  Haven't decided yet if I'm going to paint part of them or not.

Kitchen wallpaper on two walls that I have loved because you can put anything on it.  But, it's time for a change.

Floral wallpaper is going, going, going.

Hip, hip, hooray!  Pink tile will be gone.

And now for the during part!!

I am so amazed at how fast these two carpenters are moving.

See the little Weeping Cherry tree we moved on the right side?  So glad I could save it.

So, this is where we are at as of Thursday afternoon.  They start tearing out the whole bathroom and the Formica, sink, appliances, etc. in the kitchen bright and early in the morning.  They will also install the new shower in my master bath and new toilet.

I'm not a morning person and these early hours are about to do me in.  LOL




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