January 2, 2010

Best Wishes for 2010!

Cheers! I hope everyone's New Year has started off with happiness!

I started the year with some manual labor - my dad and I cleared out our VERY overgrown yard! (This is the first time in years that I've been productive on New Year's Day, but that's the plus side of this slower way of life.  Our 8:00 dinner reservations were considered on the "late" side for NYE!) Now we can actually see the property line markers which means.... we're having a landscaper friend come over tomorrow to talk some ideas!! Now the fun stuff really begins.

In my month or so off from blogging, we've had new plumbing and a hot water heater installed, exterminators, termite guys, chimney sweep, heating and air guys, and a handy man all do their maintenance and had 10 trees cut down.  Next week, we get a new roof.  So far, all of these things have been necessities that were just part of buying a foreclosure.  No fun before&after pics with these guys...

But, the next step is just about to get started... kitchen, floors and landscaping... and I'm just so excited to start sharing with you the spaces we've chosen for inspiration and the process and drama of going through the renovations... and finally some day, the before&afters.

I think it's going to be a good year!!

Photo Credits: G. Dela Cruz Photography via Flickr