Friday, September 20, 2013

Yuki & House reno week 4

So we had to put our dog Yuki down last week. Yuki was really my mom's dog. He was by her side through everything. We would put him on her bed and he would stay by her side all day, every day. He was a good dog. Slightly crazy, but we still loved him. After my dad got remarried they decided that Yuki had to go. They were going to Idaho a lot and had a hard time finding someone to watch him so (cue the trumpets) Susan, our friend, stepped in and took him for us. She is such an amazing person and we are so grateful for her and for loving Yuki and taking such great care of him. He loved Susan which was a big deal because Yuki loved only a few people. He was old though and it was time. Susan called me on Sunday and told me that she thought it was time. He had a respiratory infection and couldn't sit up anymore or move very well and was just going downhill. I know that if we hadn't put him down he would have suffered for a few more days and gone anyways. So she made the decision and we went in the next day and said our goodbyes. It was really hard but I know he is with my mom getting lots of love. What a guy. Love you Yuki dog.

After that depressing note...our house is coming along. The floors in the kitchen were just re stained so I couldn't get a good picture of the kitchen which is the best part! This is a terrible and old iPhone picture but you get the gist. White cabinets, subway tile back splash, new sink and faucet.

top left: the fridge will go in the empty space to the right of the window
top right: SiSi's closet
bottom left: painted railing and spindles, new floor color
bottom right: new closet at the end of the hall

All we (and when I say we I mean the contractors) have to do now is paint everything and put all of the doors back on then clean the entire house!!! I have never been more excited to clean a house before in my life!

So funny story, no renovation is without it's few hiccups. We had originally planned on painting the house ourselves to save a lot of money. How hard could it be? We thought. This last week I devoted all of my free time to sanding and cleaning the walls, patching holes, taping and buying all of our supplies. I finally finished and A's mom graciously offered to take SiSi so we could go start painting. Anxious to get the job done we jumped into it with our rollers and brushes. About 10 minutes into painting I hear A complaining through the walls and he doesn't stop. I won't repeat what he was saying but let's just say it was enough to get me to leave my awesome paint job and go in to his room to see how he was faring. He wasn't happy. So we sat down and had a good talk and ultimately decided that if we painted our house ourselves there was a chance that we would not like each other by the end. And we both agree that saving a few bucks is not worth our marriage. So we are having someone else paint for us and it feels quite nice.

After the painters are done, the doors will be reattached, carpets and air ducts cleaned and then we will move in!!! Hopefully in about a week, WHAT?! We are so excited!


Emily and Seth said...

Miss you! Good call about your marriage being worth more than paint! YOu've just gotta make those decisions sometimes :)

Lisa {} said...

Amen to the painting thing! Bryan and I have been down that road before. We've been through some tough stuff together, none so trying on our marriage as when we were painting until 3am every night. :) let's say neither of us was in the best of moods. Good call!

Heather said...

Hi Krystal! I was hoping you could email me when you get a free moment! My name is Heather and my email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)