Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Life at our house...

I was told yesterday that I needed to update my blog, so here goes.  We moved into the house at Oxford Hill and well, let's just say, it's keeping us busy.  We have now had all 4300 sq. ft. of flooring replace with a variety of carpet, hard wood, vinyl, and laminates.  We have also cracked open 41 - yes 41 - gallons of paint.  We are still on the inside and still have to paint the outside.  So much work completed and yet so much more to do!  New countertops were put in last week as well as shelving for the pantry and laundry.  It is a work in progress!  I'll post pictures of before and after later.

The girls went back to school Monday - so different to have my house quiet again during the day.  I am trying to be a good steward of my time and work on projects in the house before they get home in the afternoons.  I still love sitting down with them to listen all about their days and don't want to be so consumed with this house that I miss that time with my girls. 

Hannah & I went last week to visit my parents in Berea, KY and then to my father-in-law's home in Borden, IN.  We had a nice time with both but I have to admit being at my father-in-law's stresses me out a bit.  Don't get me wrong, I love him dearly and enjoy the time with him.  I just worry so much about him, his health, and his being alone.  So wish he would just come live with us, but as of right now, he's not willing to give up his independence.  Unfortunately, I think they time may come soon when he won't have a choice.  I've been home for several days and have already had multiple calls from him regarding his next appointments and it looks like Monday I will traveling the four hours back to take care of more healthcare appointments with him.  So, I have a few more days to be here at home working on this new home so I better get busy...have a great day everyone!