One Year

One year ago today, Greg and I walked out of a lawyers office with the keys to my very first home (his second). What a whirlwind year it has been! We could use a little more time like in the above photo.

In the past year we (mostly Greg to be honest!) have:
  1. refinished the wood floors
  2. replaced the bathroom fan
  3. built a storage platform in the attic
  4. added insulation to the attic and the eaves storage off our bedroom
  5. revamped Greg’s closet to allow access to the attic by adding steps, and handles, and repositioning the clothes rods
  6. replaced the faucet in the tub
  7. re tiled around the tub faucet, and more of the wall, and the ceiling
  8. assembled a storage cabinet in the bathroom
  9. painted the living room
  10. painted the dining room and the kitchen
  11. added a window treatment to our enormous living room window
  12. ripped down ridiculous amounts of soffit in the basement that was inhabited by mice
  13. caught a lot of mice
  14. trapped a squirrel in the basement
  15. assembled a full wall of storage for all of our books in the basement
  16. added pull out drawers to most of the cabinets in the kitchen
  17. added a chimney cap
  18. converted from oil hear to gas heat which involved bringing in a gas line from the street, getting a new gas boiler and water heater, removing the old oil tank, coring through our concrete foundation, and more
  19. tried to tame the forsythia in our yard
  20. dug up grass in the front corner to mulch it over
  21. planted some violets from my mom, a bleeding heart from leah, and some other flowers
  22. dug up grass around our patio to mulch over instead
  23. dug up weeds around the patio pavers, and reset some
  24. cleared away years worth of dead leaves and brush
  25. filled about 4 dozen bags of yard waste
  26. purchased a new washer and drier that actually fit in our laundry room
  27. killed and removed a huge stretch of poison ivy
  28. finally added lights to our bar and glass cabinet that we’ve had for four years
  29. installed our new media component shelf on the living room wall
  30. mounted the flat screen TV above the fire place
  31. installed kitty doors in three doors to allow the cats full access to the house
  32. bought an outdoor dining table, chairs, fire pit and hammock stand
  33. and probably a heck of a lot more that I can’t even remember!

We still have a lot of items on our to do list, so we’ll be busy for quite awhile yet. I promise to try to post some more photos of this summer’s projects in the next few weeks. Unfortunately, my work project has taken priority for most of the summer. I’m also looking in to moving the location of his blog, due to some changes that apple is making to their services. I will keep you posted!

Comments transferred from the old blog:
Your list is impressive. I hope you are congratulating yourselves. You two are amazing!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 11:13 PM

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