Monday, August 15, 2011


Saturday morning I woke up at 4am and went running, have I mentioned I am training for the St. George Marathon? Well, I am and it is in 7 weeks....I just threw up a little. Wow, I have never actually counted before...yikes. Anyways, I woke up bright and early on Saturday and got my long run in for the week...17 miles. I actually had a really good run and it made the marathon seem a bit more doable. I am trying this new thing called being positive. I haven't been so good about it recently so I am trying to change that.

If you are wondering what this has to do with working on the house...I am getting to that.

Saturday is also the time to have a full day spent working at the house. So we dropped the kids off at my dad and Debbie's....thanks again guys, you are the best....and headed to the house. Well first we got some lunch, we were pretty hungry, and then we went to the house. Unfortunately for Nick, like I mentioned earlier, I had been up since 4am. I was no help at all. We did get a few things done, but mostly I just sat on a pile of 2x4's and watched him work.

We painted primer on two walls in the kitchen in preparation for the cabinets.

Did you notice that the upper cabinets were missing from the photo above? Last Saturday Nick decided to tear them off the wall and have all new cabinets built. Of course he called his dad first and asked if he had time to build more for us, but then he pulled out the sledge hammer and got to work. Massimo and Annalisa happened to be there at the time so Massimo got in on the demolition.

my camera died shortly after taking these pics.
We currently have new cabinet pieces sitting in our garage and Rick will be putting them together and installing them for us this week. Things are coming together.


Janette said...

WAHOO! I am so excited to see the beautiful cabinets. Love the progress.

brooken'dus said...

I like reading this blog...I always thought it would be fun to redo a house and make it your own...and you find really cute room ideas that I like to look at :)

Annalisa said...

Amazing! i am excited to see the cabinets too! Hand doesn't get much better than that!