Monday, January 11, 2010

Sanding: BEFORE and AFTER!

The difference is amazing!

Before the sander:

After the sander:

He is staining and polyurethane-ing today!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Baby's room and floor updates!

The baby's room is starting to take shape.

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Unfortunately its slow going because of the whole floor refinishing project that is continuing to monopolize Mark's spare time. As we speak, he is upstairs sweeping up the remainder of the glue he scraped up so he can actually rent a sander today and get that started. The baseboards need to come down and moved to a lower spot because Mark removed about 4 inches of old flooring leaving a huge gap between the wall and the floor.

The floor looks amazing. With all the scraping, water dumping and uncovered damage, the floor looks pretty decent. We're hoping a nice sanding will reveal strong, nice antique wood that spiffs right up with some stain.

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

So long 2009, HELLO 2010!

2009 wasn't a terrible year for us, but it certainly was a tough year. We're very excited about 2010!

Things to look forward to:

Birth of our first child around April 21, 2010
Rachel graduates with a master's degree in May
Mark graduates with his Doctor of Chiropractic in August
Mark opens his chiropractic clinic in August

Things we want to get finished:

The baby's room
Tile in the kitchen
Paint the exterior of the house
Find Abbie a forever home

What a year!

I hope everyone has an amazing 2010! We have already started off on a great note! The crib arrived today and we're super excited to get it set up!