Thursday, September 25, 2008

Family Sticks Together

You know that you are loved when your dad and uncle will hop on a plane and fly halfway across the country to spend a week working and sweating more than humans ever should...

With their help we are now able to have kitchen cabinets, a back door, and a new front door. All in 4 days time...Did I mention that we were still able to catch a White Sox game! Nice!

Enjoy the photos...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

...just keep swimming....

The rains came down and the floods came up....the rains came down and the floods came up (in our basement)...the rains came down and the floods came up, and the house on Gloria Street got WET!
We (with the help of 13 of our wonderful friends) moved all of our materials possessions from the Smith Inn to our home on Friday....(during the heavy rain). We returned on Saturday to a flooded basement and backyard. As you can see in the picture...Sunni is LOVING it!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Happy LABOR day!

Labor Day: a day intended to be a nation-wide Sabbatical, set aside for rest...we find ourselves more active and sore than usual. We had the pleasure of hosting Ryan's parents for a week of work. Usually we enjoy playing cards and catching up on life, but since we are still dwelling in the wonderful and spacious Smith Inn we continue to work hard to get the house into livable condition...After our week we find ourselves shaking our heads (once again) at what we got ourselves into:). Yes, we are sill having fun. Here are some more pictures for your viewing pleasure...(yes there is still a lot of work to be done). As you can see the front landscaping has received a clipping (from an overzealous chainsaw), the kitchen became larger and larger (as the cabinets, appliances and countertops were violently removed) and the dumpster was no match for the wrath of 610 Gloria Street. Ryan had WAY too much fun trying to compress the debris.