Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Moving to California!

Yea... not me this time. This one... my third born child, my second daughter, and adventurer. This one just left home for a new job in California. She moved back to where she came. She moved to a place we all love and is now starting a new chapter in her life. I miss her terribly.

We went to dinner the night before she left to celebrate her and have a meal together.

And then she was off. Off with her sister, driving to California to a new beginning. How can one be so happy/sad at the same time? I am very proud of Boo and know she will continue to follow the path God has her on and she knows we are always here supporting her, what may come.  I am also trying to walk this new territory. We all are actually. When you're as close as we all are, figuring out how to set the table with fewer plates and make plans with fewer people and a hear little less laughter in the house is all just a bit weird.  Life.

We love you Boosie girl! May you enjoy this adventure and find laughter each day. May God show  His profound goodness to you. May you be in the shelter of His wings and protection. May the Lord bless you and keep you.


Let there be electricity, I mean light!

And so on the second month, the electrician came. He worked alone and worked fast. Inspected, check. Then the moment arrived... we have lights!!  

T and Boo installed 18 or something like that recessed lights. The electrician installed the room lights and wire for the bathroom fixtures. Now when T is done with the sheet rock and whatever else, the electrician will come back to do the finish work.

This room required the most lights. After talking with my lighting designer brother, doing more research and then finally coming up with a design, Terrell and Boo installed 14 lights in this space.
Now to buy more bulbs. It will be an awesome hang out, movie watching space!

One more HUGE step towards a finished basement. Whoo Hoo!!

All Work and No Play for a Boring Basement We Make

Sometimes you just have to let the silly side shine. Capturing these moments are a fun part of any project. Now getting T to join in, well... we 'll stick to the girls. 

How many people does it take to measure the length of the room? Apparently 2 holding the tape measure and 2 posing with the tape measure.

Then there's just posing.
And wanting their sister's ice cream.

 And there you have it!
Silly X 3. Love it, wouldn't want it any other way.

Construction Boo

The basement project continues and so does our help. Boo jumped in to help during a time where we really needed her. She was there often the last three weeks in the basement using the table saw, putting up lights, discussing measurements and painting the vanity.  I know she has learned a lot more than she planned and I know Terrell is so thankful for the help as well as the one on one time with his baby girl before she moved away. (That's another post) I never would have thought that our kids would do so much construction during their years at home. Seriously, when I married this man I love, I never knew he was able to do all things he does for us. Not only can he but he has shared his knowledge with our children.  Terrell has given them a skill that they can confidently take with them or at least not be afraid of home improvement projects and tools.

Thank you Boo for all your help! We love you and appreciate your willing heart.

Friday, February 20, 2015

HVAC, Windows, and Plumbing

Oh basement, basement, basement! The work continues on this 1000 square feet of space. We can not wait to use it. Boo and Terrell installed the HVAC last weekend after the plans were worked and materials purchased. This wasn't as simple as a run to Home Depot. It cracks me up that the punching bag is still up. 

We've had so many conversations about the basement from tile, to how many contractors have been called for which project  to where lights are going to one window vs two in this bedroom. It's all coming together now and starting to pick up pace. I was so very excited when the widows were installed. The bedroom came to life with the light finally able to shine in from outside.

The plumber came last week....yeah, running water!  T has been therapeutically framing; it's super close to completion. We have hall closets now and the form of each space is taking shape. I can't wait to see the finishing touches but we have a few steps to complete first. 
Next up: electrical and lighting