Sunday, November 28, 2010

Bicentennial Post!!!

Kitchen during demolition
Yes this is my 200th post on this blog.   I had 233 posts on the previous blog at so I am fast approaching that number...

Laundry room demo
Well I have been very, very busy recently!!!  With working on Alex's condo and starting up my new job search I have really been strapped for time.  On the condo front,  Tyler has helped out as well when he has had the time and we are slowing knocking out some things to make it move-in ready.  Here's a list of things we have done:
  • Removed all the old appliances
  • Removed the old hot water heater
  • Removed all the old vinyl floor in kitchen and laundry room
  • Laid down ceramic tiles in those 2 rooms
  • Installed/rewired new microwave
  • Installed dishwasher and stove
  • New toe kick and shoe molding in all rooms
  • New faucets in both baths
  • Rebuilt vanity in bathroom
  • New toilet in master bath
  • New ceiling lights
  • New outdoor motion light
  • Located various leaks to be fixed.
New floor and appliances in!!!
We have a few miscellaneous items to go.   The new counters (granite) come in this week along with a new hot water heater.   New Fridge and washer and dryer follow next week!   It's going to look great!   

Thanksgiving was different this year.   For 20+ years we spent the holiday with Chris's family.   The past 3 years the kids and I had packed up and went to Deep Creek Lake which was a nice getaway.   This year, however, we were invited to spend the holiday with Heather's family down in Urbana, MD.   We had a very nice time and had a chance to meet all of her immediate family including her Mom and Dad. 

The week before Thanksgiving Heather and I went to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert in Washington, DC.   It was a great show and I scored some really good seats too!   Really puts you in the holiday spirit.