Sunday, July 26, 2009

Work Weekends 1 & 2

What a busy two weeks we have had! Cole was out out of town in NY for work, I was here with a trade show down at the Salt Palace and somehow, with a massive amount of help from my fam, we still managed to accomplish so much on the house!

Weekend #1 consisted of a lot of demo. My dad and brother pulled out all the ugly old 2-inch tall baseboards and moldings around the doors and the five humanly-removable layers of kitchen floor. Mom and I stayed busy cleaning everything in view, patching and sanding walls, removing porcelain tile window sills, and prepping and painting ceilings. There we are in action....

During the week, my amazing mother painted pretty much the entire house. Thank heavens for the borrowed paint sprayer! Plus, the contractor came and demoed the entire kitchen, so at this point, we really have to do this thing.

During the last two days, we pulled up all the carpet and got to sanding the wood floors beneath. I have to be honest, we were pretty scared about the condition of the floors (see nasty oil stain below) and the fact that none of us had ever refinished floors before. Regardless, hours of sanding, bleaching, vacuuming and repairing later, we are so excited to get some stain on the floors this next week. Stay tuned!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


our new house!

As many of you know, Cole and I have been trying to buy a 1960's brick split-level in Cottonwood for just over 2.5 months. Drama aside, we now own the place and are hard at work cleaning this baby up. She has had a number of renters over the last 40, yes, we just found out, 40 years so we are ready to fix her up and make her feel like home. Welcome to our official "before" pictures of the interior! Exterior to follow shortly.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Summer Nights

Last month we were able to rope Katie and Scott into coming up to Salt Lake City for a Bees Game. With a mid-game rain delay, we were also able to hit up Red Rock for some yummy dinner before heading back to the game.

The Bees made a valet effort (only losing 5 to 8), but our real entertainment was this intoxicated Bee's fan in the upper deck. He had a very vocal opinion about every player of the field and warming up in the bullpen. At one point he was so out of it that he dropped his phone below and had to stubble down to find it.

Gotta love summer nights at the ball game!