Thursday, October 4, 2012

Life as Usual(CRAZY!)

So we have been CRAZY busy around here!!  My house is an absolute disaster.  Which we had finally found a cleaning system and schedule that was working really well(post to come soon  about this).  But we have found some land that we would like in a neighboring town and are trying to find the house we want to build on it.  The bank wants the plans plus a cost to build report before they even will consider giving approval for any amount.  I think it is insane how many hoops you have to jump through to get a new construction loan.  So we have been finding plans, altering them, getting quotes from builders, crunching numbers etc etc.

If that wasn't enough to deal with on top of regular life and  homeschooling, we also have a house we will have to sell!!  The one thing I have learned is that kids have this innate need to pull at wall paper if there is even the slightest corner up.  So needless to say we have wallpaper that needs stripped and then walls that need painted.

As you know I already have gotten the dining room and living room done since God had placed it upon my heart earlier in the year to use our tax money to fix up our house.  I was just trusting him that he would lead us to buying another one.
Dining Room Before


usa theme going on

in the midst of stripping off 2 layers of paper

love the edge painter i bought


Living Room Before

purple trim and wallpaper

nothing dramatic, just a neutral color

So this week we have taken a hiatus from school and we have painted the bathroom, the boys room, took down all the wallpaper from the girls room, started tearing wall paper off the stairway and the kitchen.  The last 2 areas mentioned still need steamed though.

I have to patch the girls room( 112 year old walls remember) and then paint and i have to finish trim in the boys room.

We still have a slew of other things to get done too not even including straightening up and decluttering our house.

Maybe  I don't want to move!  (;

Little Miss had her 4 month check up yesterday too.  She is 13.5 lbs and 26 1/4" long.  That puts her in the 90th percentile for height and the 25th for weight.  Just like her sissy-tall and skinny.  The Dr. upped her reflux meds too.  So we'll see if that will help any.  She also gets to start cereal.  I'll definitely have pictures of that (;

Ok so got to get off of here and start on some of the projects!

Many Blessings,
The Mama