Wednesday, April 18, 2012

P is for Progress

Yes, weare making progress, but as I look around at what needs to be done, it still feels overwhelming. Ah, now why didn't I think of "overwhelming" for yesterday. Oh well.

As promised, here are some photographic peeks showing the progress of our projects. Here is what our little gem looked like when we moved in. The boarded window in the garage has been replaced, so it doesn't look quite so forlorn.

Sorry for the blurry picture. The camera person must have been drinking...

On its way to being finished

Still having storage issues, but making progress
Original kitchen

Original upper cupboards, new lower cupboards that
traveled from North Carolina with us. The plan is to have the
upper cupboards refinished to match the lower ones...someday!

My new farmstyle sink - which I LOVE! - complete
with new faucet and running water!!
 I don't take running water for granted. We still can't drink the water, however. Our water was tested and is off the charts high in manganese. Normal levels are something like .050; our levels 1.10! High levels of manganese are said to cause memory loss. Heaven knows I have enough problems with my memory, without help from my water intake. Hubby said he would go to extreme measures to help prevent any more memory loss. He will be working on the plumbing again today, trying to get the water purifier hooked up. This will be his third attempt. Please, I beg of you, say a prayer for him! We want no leaks when he is finished. (I hope I won't have to pee in a bucket today, but it wouldn't be the first time!)

This is our gutted-out bathroom, with new can lights.

That big box contains our new bathtub!

The garden in the front is shaping up

Azeala bush
 The back area has lots of work to do. I've started planting around the gazebo.
 I have a long way to go to be finished!

Another garden area in the back

Another area in the front
Hubby wanted me to show you our high tech water purifier system. Most systems don't need that big tall one. That one is for the manganese!

We still have a long way to go, but we have come a long way from when we started!


  1. OMG! Y'all have come such a long way! And it looks fabulous- cozy, homey, lovely! I love your paint choices and that sink!!! I'm coming after that sink! LOL

  2. Your new sink is fantastic. I'm going to have to do some serious penance for coveting it.


  3. Looks like lots of work. I'll have a little of water the camera person had please.

  4. I can see lots of progress!!!! Tiring but so exciting! I am in love with your sink and your blue bedroom. Gosh, I hope you have a way to test the water after you have installed the whole system, to make sure it is working and the problem is solved!

  5. wow, that's an awesome sink. beautiful cupboards, too.
    looks like lots of work!! your garden area is so big and wonderful, too.

    hope you're having a great day!


  6. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's all finished!

  7. I too can see progress. This kind of work usually moves slowly, but it's worth it in the end.
    I'm you're newest follower.

  8. So much work, but it's really coming along. I LOVE the farm style sink in the kitchen!

  9. For you to get the most savings out of the discount countertops, look at stores before the major holidays.


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