Saturday, August 17, 2013

Previously on Marjie's Magical Mystery Tour....

(Cue emotional, triumphant music & Oprah voice-over...)

"Marjie kicked cancer's ass. Her kids are happy and her guy is awesome. The End??? Not quite...stay tuned for another exciting episode!"

Yeah I could get Oprah to do a voice-over for me. Probably more like Gilbert Gottfried - Aflac fired him, so I'm sure he's available.

So anyway, the newest chapter in my life is that my guy and I decided to take the plunge and buy a house! Woo hoo! It's very exciting for us. It is something we have been talking about for a long time, but the timing wasn't right until RIGHT NOW. I admit, the timing issue was all me. He's been very patient, bless him. He spoils me, I love him.

Here it is:
Cute, right?

Now for the fun part. Not only did we BUY a house, we are renovating/remodeling a house. Wonderful house, good bones, lots of wallpaper.

Like, LOTS of wallpaper.

Gobs & gobs of wallpaper.

Even the closets were wallpapered.

I'm surprised the ceilings weren't papered - seriously.

That's just the tip of the iceberg.

Did I mention both bathrooms have pink tile?

Pink tile - everywhere??


And a white kitchen. WHITE!

I'm not even going to start on the basement. Probably because it's not that bad.

I've owned homes before. You buy them with the hope that you'll fix what you want to as you live there. I've never had much luck with that.

This time, we're fixing it before we move in. Great plan, right? Right...

Really, it is. I can't imagine doing this mess while we live there. Here's what it looks like now:

Cool, huh? Did I mention we haven't even owned the house for 4 days? My guy's parents & my parents have been a huge help. If it weren't for them, we wouldn't have gotten much done at all.

Since this cancer is in remission, this blog will turn into a 'home improvement' blog for us. You can join us on this crazy, but hopefully short journey.
We bought some products from Rust-Oleum that we'll be using to resurface tile & counter tops, painting cabinets & spray/texturing walls. Check back to see what we're up to, then decide if you're brave enough to try these in your home.

And while your at it, a brief prayer that we don't totally screw it all up would be appreciated.