Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Honey, I'm home!


We are officially home owners again! We closed late this afternoon and got right to work this evening prepping for the loads of painting that we have ahead of us. Tune back in to see before and after pics as we transform each room. Let's just say that the previous homeowners were not afraid of color. For example, the family room that we worked on this evening is orange-orange.

We met one of our neighbors this evening. They were very friendly and brought us some dessert and beverages as well as they're letting us borrow their sander. Other neighbors decided not to introduce themselves, but called the cops instead. David was on his way back from a run to the store, when I heard banging on the front door, followed by the doorbell. I was on the phone with David at the time, and when I rounded the corner to see who it was, I saw two police officers on the other side of the door. They'd had a report from some neighbors that the lights were on and people were coming and going from the house. This was unusual since the house was a foreclosure and had been empty for well over a year. I can see their concern, but honestly; all they had to do was come and knock on our door.... we were waiting for them... Can you tell I'm tired? It's time to go to bed. (My apologies if I got that song stuck in your head now. I know how annoying that can be.)

5 comments:

Halls said...

How exciting for you and it looks beautiful!! Have fun remodeling and painting. I am sure it will look beautiful when you are done. Your last house was very nice!!!

the lambs said...

Beautiful! Are you sure you don't want a houseful of primary colors? =)

Russ and Karla Patterson said...

On a positive note - at least the neighbors are watching and hopefully no one will walk off with all your worldly goodies some day! And who would want to come face to face with someone who had broken into a house - so maybe they were just playing it safe.

Can't wait to see the before and after pics! Have fun!

Doreen said...

Congratulations guys! Can't wait to see the before & after pictures.

jimmy&amie said...

congrats dave and melissa!!!! im so happy you finally got your house! it looks awesome!!! (& huge!!!) perfect for our ever-growing small group!!! you can put three people in each room to paint and you can get six rooms done at once!!!