Friday, December 03, 2010

The State Of Our Home

Well....our house is slowly coming along. The renovations have turned into quiet a nightmare. We've been living with my inlaws since sometime at the end of September or beginning of October. And we'll probably be her for quiet a bit longer. Turns out there was so much more hidden damage than ever anticipated. In fact, my mother-in-law came home one evening and told me the kitchen had been gutted. Yes, gutted. Apparently, as they were taking down the outside stucco, they realized the floor joists were rotten and needed replaced. They were going to try and remove the cabinetry, repair the damage, and then put the cabinets back. But when they attempted to remove the cabinets, they all splintered beyond repair. So....we're getting a new kitchen too!

I'm incredibly excited about that and some of the other plans that are going on but at the same time, I desperatly miss home. Since Aubrey is due in just ten days and there is no way the house will be ready in time, we have resigned to the fact that we will be bringing Aubrey home to my inlaws. I know that we will receive a lot of help but I can't help but wish we were taking her to our own home. It's been quiet an upheaval at my inlaws house. There are seven of us living under one roof, plus our three dogs. One who is coming into heat soon. And soon there will be a newborn here! To say it's crazy at times is an understatement. Please keep us all in your prayers!

Here are a few photos of our house: (Some of these are a bit out of order but you get the general idea.)

The backside of our house.

The backside of the garage.

The side of the garage.

The laundry room sheeted in. Once all of the outside sheeting is done,
we can add Typar and the move inside to do the insulation and drywall.

The backside of my house at night.

Before - all the stucco is being removed to eventually put up siding.

And after. This is looking into the Roger Raglin room from the outside. See our new windows?

Kitchen - Before.

Kitchen - During.

Kitchen - almost After.

Kitchen - Officially After.

Standing in the entranceway looking into the kitchen...err...backyard.

Looking from outside into the kitchen. Shane is celebrating Mo-vember here.

Looking into my home from the outside. God Bless This Home. PLEASE!!

If you'd like to hear how my pregnancy is going and to see some crafts I made for Aubrey, please scroll down!


Della said...

Wooow. Renovations are always a little crazy! I'm so glad to hear that Aubrey (and you!) are doing well!

Tracey said...

I am sooo happy your back and getting ready for your little one!!! This house wasnt' the house you've been in, is it?? did you buy a house?? Wow.. you've been busy!! It will all be over soon and you'll be tucked away in your new home with your new baby and God will bless you all!! Good luck and prayers to you Mandi!!!

Real Life Reslers said...

Oh dear Mandi! It will be like living in a brand new house! I will be keeping you in my prayers. ALL of you--7 people 3 dogs, and a baby!!!!!!!

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

A surprise gutting? That can't be fun... but I bet it'll end up looking fantastic!

Tina said...

WOW, that is some serious renovation work there Mandi! Hope you are well and I am so excited that you will soon have your little Aubrey in your arms. I will be keeping an eye out on my blogroll! Thinking of you and sending you huge hugs ~ Tina xx

Holly said...

Oh my goodness! How did I miss the part about all the huge renovations? What a pain. But it will be so nice when you move back in!
You're really counting the days now!

Sarah said...

OMG, Mandi!!! 6 days left?! Wow, that 9 months went fast, huh? I love the name Aubrey!!! I'm sorry you aren't going to be bringing her home, but I think you should look on the bright are going to have a ton of help, and trust me, for those first few weeks you are going to be thankful for it! Good luck!!!

Rona's Home Page said...

Renovations can make you crazy and stronger as a couple.

Hayley said...

Can I say how jealous I am of you :-)
I am desperate to get y hands on a house and start crazy as that sounds :-)


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