They walked around this new house. They inspected the floor plan...and bingo this was the first house that mother liked.
And you know what they say...something about the mama being happy. If mama is happy or isn't happy so goes everyone else. ha!
Well, this house made her happy. She was reluctant to move from their house of 27 years, but dad had a plan. He wanted to be nearer family.
Our farm was down the road from their house for 25 or so years, but we moved. Our kids were in and out of their house growing up...just like a second home.
Now they have moved down the road from me...and I guess I will be in and out of their house again. :-)
This house was under roof and the drywall was installed when my parents contracted to purchase it. The picture above shows the stage the house was in when they bought it.
Mother and I both liked the builder shade of tan on the walls with the white woodwork, ...so we did not request a change there.
While mother was a bit reluctant to change houses, she got on board after finding this house. We had a very busy few weeks of picking out everything to finish the house. Cabinets. Countertops. Flooring. Faucets. Ceiling lights. Paint. Door hardware. Etc.
During the process of picking out everything for the new house there was the selling and packing up of their old house. Oh my...the stuff we can accumulate over the years! They gave away and donated so much stuff.
Mom and dad held up well to the challenge of it all. I was very proud of their holding up the demanding schedule and manual labor of packing. It was not easy. It was stressful. But it is done! Mother told me today that she can finally relax. :-)
|Their beloved golden, Sam, was the first picture we put on the wall.|
This first one shows what we put up for temp curtains. We went to Wal-Mart and purchased inexpensive white curtains and put them inside the window frames, on tension rods. This gave them instant privacy. They plan to install interior shutters. The glass door has mini blinds in between the glass panels.
Mother has been busy...in that she went to the florist with her container and had a greenery arrangement made. We needed a touch of green!
I have been in slow motion during January, partly hibernating from the dark gloomy weather, and partly resting up from the busy holiday season.
I am working on a couple of projects around the house and will be sharing those soon.