Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Test Post 3

Got an email this morning that maybe the post emails are now working, so I thought I'd try a test post.

Heading to Indy for some fun and to hold Kaylor.  Happy Spring Break!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Long Detour and the Latest House Pics

Below are the latest house pics from our daily visit.  The April 8th move-in date is in danger of not happening...there is still A LOT to finish in the next few days.

Yesterday we drove up to Sheffield to visit a modern furniture store called Nest - in theory about a two hour drive north of London.  We wanted to test out some furniture we saw online.  To make a long story short, it took us about 5 hours to get there after a major section of the motorway was closed and we had to make our way around various villages to get back on track.  The detour led us to lunch at a pub built in the 1590s in a village called Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

When we finally reached Nest shortly before closing, nothing we came to see was on the showroom floor.  Mild swearing under the breath ensued.  However, the trip was not a completely worthless journey.  We ended up buying a sofa bed for Ryan's room and some bar stools for the kitchen.

 Ryan is relaxing comfortably at Nest while we look around the showroom.

 Here are the new bookshelves in the "library" area.  The colour looks black in this picture, but it's actually a very dark blue.

 These shelves are also new and will hold Garett's cookbook collection and a few other interesting items from my hoard.

The staircase is almost finished.  The center strip will be painted black once the master bath is finished and there isn't foot traffic up and down the steps.

Ryan's loft bed is now complete and the ladder is in place.

Somehow the bathtub didn't seem this big in the showroom...

 In the back garden Goni installed a bench and painted the wall behind it Farrow & Ball "Studio Green" (to go with our green theme from last week).

 Mom (Marilyn) took this picture of us outside of the house today.  Note the new slate tile.