Tuesday, February 18, 2014

House - Boy's Play Room

The boys had two choices: Bunk together and have a play room or individual rooms. They decided that wanted a play room. Today's project was getting their play room ready. All the toys have been culled and sorted. Either trash, garage sale, or pressed into service.

Phase one was getting all the furniture and items into the play room. Quite a task.

The bookcase will house the Wii and the TV will get onto to the wall sometime this weekend (school and time permitting). The boys lucked out because the old projection TV was going into their play room, but the narrower doors wouldn't allow it. So, the projection TV is once again being used for the living room. We have been talking about getting a new flat panel TV for the living room, but we can't justify spending money to replace the 65" while it is still performing like a champ. Maybe next tax refund...

The closet is lined with 2 plastic bins and the orange container for misc. toys. Sweetheart wants to put a wire rack in the closet, so that the room doesn't seem so small.

The bookcase in the corner will get more books once we find the rest of them.

The couch was a donation from brother-in-law. It has seen much love over the years, but fine for the boys to jump on doing gaming sessions.

The milk crates in the corner contain homemade wooden blocks and homemade cars that their Granddad made for them. The blocks have been used for Thomas the Tank engine all the way to Angry Bird Jenga. Who knows what other purposes the boy's imagination can use them for.

The internet finally got hooked up today...after Sweetheart missed a day of work. They were supposed to leave the old house internet connected until the new house was connected. Figures. Sweetheart will have to work on Saturday now.

Anyways, I have to spend some time on school since I have 3 tests next week that I haven't even started. I'll be posting the progress, and renovations as time permits.

Keep Right On Prepping- K and family

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Big Move

This weekend we have been moving truck load after truck load to the new house. We have 3 men and a truck hired for today @ $136/hour so of course I have been doing as much as possible before they get here. They can move the couch, boxes of books that are downstairs and other heavy items.

I have thrown caution to the wind and done some wild packing. It will take days/weeks at the new house to find certain items. I haven't really had the planning time to properly label and box each room. I'll save some money, but pay in my own time at a later date.

All of the rooms have been packed and are pretty bare. This is Red Ant's room as an example. It'll be exciting to be spending our first night at our new home. I'll post as school and time allows!!!

Keep Right On Prepping - K and family

Friday, February 7, 2014

Our New House

As most of you can guess by my lack of postings, we are very busy. The weather has been absolutely the worst for moving. School has been going good, but it has turned into a juggling match between school, moving, chores, and family. Our old house is dirty and unorganized, I have a brown paper bag to place over my head when I get out of the car to go inside.

Here are the pictures:

Upgrading from a carport to a garage

Looking in from front door

The other side

A fireplace so that Santa can make a proper entrance

The breakfast area with photo taken from kitchen

The back of the house

Our first walk-in closet (aka the gun room)

Keep Right On Prepping - K

I've got a paintbrush calling my name...

Sunday, February 2, 2014

New Image for Harry Flashman

This was the other picture that I talked about in the comments section. Alan, a friend of mine, had this as a T-shirt...

Keep Right On Prepping - K

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Billboard Truth

“Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.”  - Edmund Burke

Keep Right On Prepping - K