My office is now relocated to the dining room table - which I am NOT showing you a photo of cuz' it's a freakin' mess! LOL.
While the packing fest rolls on, we've had other activities... Bethany's senior portrait shoot, for one. Shi took Bethany up to Payson to an old barn for photos and they're awesome!
My parents, who are staying here in AZ to help us remodel our new home, drove up there to watch the shoot.
I don't think they were expecting quite the 'scenic route' they got... the boys had a little fun, and this is what Dad's truck looked like when they were done...
Can you say, "OH MY!" ;-)
The photos turned out great, despite the mudbath, check out a few of my favorites, and if you'd like you can see the whole shoot on Shi's facebook page for her photography here:
We'll be packing up the Uhaul and whatever trucks/cars we need on Saturday (early) then heading to San Diego to get them moved in. I do not envy whoever gets nominated to put together all that IKEA furniture! LOL!
Since then, we've been busy changing locks and tearing down that white pool fence you see above. Already the backyard has opened up! We toasted the new house with my favorite champagne, Wilson Creek Almond Champagne (regular champagne tastes funny to me, lol - and it makes me sneeze). Tomorrow we'll work on finishing some stuff up, meet with another contractor and begin setting our timeline for the remodel. The first phase will include knocking down some interior walls, putting in a sliding glass patio door (and maybe a few windows replaced), then tear out the flooring. We'll also be removing the current kitchen, building the new one, and putting in the new flooring. Second phase will focus on the master bedroom/bathroom/closet. Third phase is backyard. Fourth phase is my gym ;-)
After phase 1 is complete we should be ready to move-in! Here are some pics of the house as it is now...
|This all goes away, lol! Tearing down the right side wall, gutting the kitchen,|
and building my own!
|Removing the wall to the right, and opening this up all the way to the back of the house.|
|Pool fence is partway down now! Can't wait until it's gone! Woot!|