Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What has been going on the last month or so?

Well, we have been busy with a couple major projects. For one, the kitchen has almost been completely remodeled: new paint, new counters, new appliances, .... We are almost done and will post photos soon. Until then, here are some teaser photos. I took these about 5 years ago, just after I moved into the house:

Since then, my roommates and I made some small renovations. Then I married a pastry chef who had a vision and saved up for four years to get her dream kitchen. Working within a budget, she has made vast improvements which we will reveal in the next week or so.

A certain bug occurs when you start remodeling. So some other rooms got some minor upgrades also. Our bathroom got a new counter and will soon get new paint and hardware. Sonya got to move rooms (Brian moved out) and got a new bunk bed. We have also been cleaning out old stuff. We may soon have enough for a small garage sale.

Finally, I have been taking a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training class (8 weeks for 3 hours a week) and will soon be a member of the Hillsboro response team. The final is next week. It has been a lot of fun and we have been feeling the need to be more prepared at home for a natural disaster. I am proud to say that we have enough water for 2 weeks in the case of a disaster. :) I will try to take photos of the final and me in my new orange vest and hard hat.


  1. In the CERT final picture, try and be holding your tool too. The tool is awesome.

  2. exciting remodel!!!! we are looking forward to seeing it...

    as for the CERT... uhhhh tool ? what's the tool?

  3. Just got caught up on all the posts. I LOVE Sonya's Glee workout! She is so cute. I am a Glee fan as well! I'm excited to see the finished kitchen. I love remodels.