Saturday, May 8, 2010

Home Improvements!

So for the last several weeks and weekends, Zack and Mike (Zack's buddy from work) have been working on our yard.

They have leveled it out and used a roller to pack the dirt, they built a retaining wall along the back fence line, and just finished a chain link fence that is supposed to keep Emily, Natalie, and Tiny Man from getting into the part of the yard that has the garden and will have the swimming pool.

When we were starting to look at houses, we looked at A LOT of houses. I don't know what it was about this one, but I wanted it the first time we came inside. It certainly needed a lot of work done (it was a foreclosure) but it has been fun doing the stuff. I have never been able to paint a bedroom pink for the girls or pick a theme for a bathroom that might involve paint, or pick the carpet, etc. This has been, and continues to be, a great adventure for my family to take together!

One of these days I will take some pictures and post them, but for now you are just going to have to believe me! :) I am having fun, and I know Zack is too, with the responsibilities that "bought" when we bought this house!!

So far, my favorite improvements are definitely outside. It may be because it is turning warm and we spend more time out there, or just that I have watched our property begin to transform from what was to what we want it to be.

What is your favorite home improvement?

1 comment:

  1. I'm thinking about buying an older house too and hiring someone to do the work. I think it will be fun to make all the decisions. Can't wait to see the pictures. :)


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