Thursday, November 11, 2010

I guess it was Veteran's Day!

I was driving to Morris this morning to go to work (Thursdays I don't have school so I usually work a full day) when I remebered it was Veteran's Day. I thought to myself, 'I thought today was considered a holiday. Maybe not.' I got to work and no one was there. Oops. It IS a national holiday and federal employees (aka me) don't work (but still get paid). So I drove home and made myself a mid-morning pick-me-up.

And I started on my homework. With my new friend :) who I should now introduce!

This is our new kitten June!! What a precious little cat! She is about 8 weeks old. A girl I work with found her and couldn't keep her and Levi has been practically begging for a new cat in the past weeks so I told her I would take it. What a cutie! She is a 'talker' and loves to sit as close as she can to you, especially if it involves your shoulder. So June and I had a good morning cleaning and doing odds and ends around the house (Harriet got spayed on tuesday and isn't feeling well so she wasn't around too much). As I was cleaning the kitchen I stopped and was amazed at how far our house has come since Levi bought it. Our kitchen went from this

to this

Ignore the dirt and mess :) but AMAZING! Almost everything has been miraculously transformed. Most rooms are a work in progress still but everything is livable. And we love it :) it has so much character. For example:

The brick in our living room from an old chimney. Love! This is what we had to deal with in the living room:

Ummm ISH! But now it looks a little more like:

Lookin' better! After doing all the sheet-rock, mudding, taping, priming, and painting it's getting closer to being done. We have invested so much sweat and time into the house. But all-in-all it's been fun. Or at least an experience. My mother-in-law likes to call it character building. We've enjoyed having our own 'place' and having pets and doing what we like with the house. It really feels like 'ours', even if it's not finished yet. Someday :)

But! Now I need to finish homework. I haven't had a day off in the middle of the week in a long time. Most importantly, thank you veterans!  

1 comment:

  1. your house is pretttty. and i can't wait to meet june!