Saturday, April 25, 2009

Kitchen Complete...for now

Yesterday at 7pm Sears delivered our fridge. It's a black Samsung with french doors and a bottom freezer. It's so big! They had a hard time getting it through the front door and had to take the handles and the freezer door off. When they finally got the fridge hooked up, the Sears guy told us the water dispenser was leaking. We're getting a new fridge delivered to us on Sunday. With our luck it will be during church (starts at 1pm).

This morning I started installing our black maytag over-the-stove microwave. I used the template that came with the microwave and thought everything was going well. I had to go to home depot, but that's typical. When we mounted the microwave there was a 1/4" gap between the top of the microwave and the cupboard. DOH!

I was so hungry that I was ready to just let it be, but Shannon was having none of that. We took the microwave down and raised the wall bracket about 1/4". Luckily the toggle bolts didn't go all the way in the first time. We just pulled those out and could reuse them. However, when I drilled the new holes I hit the 220 V wire to the stove. Sparks flew and I told Shannon to go turn off the breaker. Shannon wanted me to call the fire department, but I called my Dad instead.

When my Dad got there, we inspected the wire and saw that I had only nicked one of the hot wires. The ground wire took a little bit more of a hit, but seemed to be ok. We wrapped a liberal amount of electrical tape around each wire, patched up the drywall and remounted the wall bracket. The microwave looks great!

Here are a few pictures of the kitchen. I hope you enjoy them.

Monday, April 20, 2009


I am so behind on all my posting so here are some pics from Easter.

Laundry Room

Okay so I know I'm a dork for posting pics of the laundry room, but besides Jacobs room it's my favorite! It's so bright and cheerful! Mondays my Laundry day (so I can get it over with) so I was able to spend alot of time in there today. Matt installed a really cute set of cabinets so I have plenty of storage for all my spot cleaning supplies (like I do that!). But anyways It turned out great!

Jacobs Room

We got our internet hooked up today!! We are officially moved in! We love it so much! We have had surprises around every corner, but I trip to Home Depot usually fixes it. Here are some pics of Jacobs room. It turned out so great! Jacob loves it. Every time we turn on the lights his face just lights up! I wanted to do blue and brown in his room and I found the coolest jungle animals that fit right in!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

house work....

Here's a sneak peak. The house is coming along, can't wait for it to be done!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

where has the time gone???

Okay, alot of you have been asking about the house, and I was waiting till we knew for sure for that we were getting it... Well we just signed a couple days ago so now we are just waiting for our keys....We are so excited and just can't wait to start a new chapter in our life. Every time we've gone over to the house we fall more in love with it! We prayed alot about finding a home, and knew that the Lord would provide a way for us. We feel the Lords hand was in this process from day one. We found a home in our budget, very small down payment (i mean we are talking very small), little immediate work, and a good location. I can't wait to get Jacob a little pool for the summer, although I might only last a few minutes in the heat. But purchasing this house has made Arizona feel more like home for me. I will always consider San Diego my home but Arizona can take it's place for now, who knows what the future holds......

Okay so about the house...
Has a backyard and a front yard full of rocks.
3 bedroom 2 bath
2 car garage
Tile throughout the house, which hopefully will keep it cool during the summer...
Carpet in the bedrooms (is going to replaced before we move's nasty!)
Master bedroom has a walk-in-closet and a super cute bay window...
front bedroom also has a walk in closet
The kitchen is a good size, just has no appliances...

So i hope you enjoy the pics....Now these are the "before" pics... I'll put more up after the paint and carpet are done......