Hi, friends! Remember me? I know; I've been MIA this week. I have lots of good excuses for my absence though. I've been really, really busy. You know; moving, baby-growing. The usual stuff.
To say we have a lot going on right now would be the understatement of the century. I cannot even begin to describe the logistics and mounting to-do lists. It's pretty intense around here.
This week, we're focused on getting our Knoxville house move-in ready. It's a cute little place, and we know we can make it feel like home. But the reality is, our new abode needs a little TLC. And a lot of Crud Kutter. And we're on a deadline. A baby-driven deadline. Only six more weeks until Baby Girl makes her debut, and that's if she decides to stay put until week 40.
(Dear God, please, please, please keep Baby Elena safely inside Mama Collins for six more weeks. Pretty please!)
Am I having panic attacks, you ask?
Yes. Yes, I am.
While I take deep breaths in a paper bag, you should sit back and enjoy a few "before" pictures of our new place, along with very abbreviated to-do lists for each room. If you're even a tiny bit tired after reading this post, multiply that tired feeling by one billion. That's how Jonathan and I feel these days.
Side note: We are so, so, so thankful to have such a great support system. Our family has been at the house every single day, helping us turn our to-do list into a to-done list. We are very grateful for their love and support and their willingness to work their butts off for free. Man, we're lucky to have so many people who love us.
And now for the tour...
|Home sweet Knoxville...|
|Entrance/foyer: paint ceiling, paint front door, paint crown molding and baseboards, replace light, paint walls, clean floor.|
|Sitting room/office: paint ceiling, paint crown molding, baseboards and window, paint walls, clean floor.|
|Another view of the sitting room/office. The French doors need paint too.|
|View of the entrance/foyer from the sitting room.|
|Dining room: paint crown molding, baseboards and window, paint walls, clean floors.|
|View of the entrance/foyer from the dining room.|
|Another dining room view.|
|Family room: paint ceiling, paint all trim, paint back door, paint walls, clean carpet, clean fireplace.|
|Another view of the family room.|
|Looking into the sitting room/office area from the family room.|
|One side of the kitchen: paint ceiling, paint walls, clean all cabinets, add new hardware, replace light fixture, paint all trim|
|The other side of the kitchen: clean, clean, clean. And try to make pretty.|
|Over-sized bonus room: no work in this room immediately. It will be a catch-all for unpacking and such!|
|Lots and lots of storage in the bonus room!|
|Another bonus room view...|
|Baby's room! Lots to do in here: patch seams in drywall, paint ceiling, paint all trim and doors, paint window, paint walls, clean carpet, install new light fixture.|
|Another view of Baby Girl's room.|
|The other side of Elena's room. She will have two closets.|
|Guest bath: Lots and lots of cleaning, paint ceiling, paint all trim, doors and window, paint walls, change cabinet hardware.|
|Guest bedroom: paint ceiling, paint all trim, window and doors, paint walls, clean carpet, install new light fixture.|
|Master bedroom: paint ceiling, paint all trim, doors and windows, paint walls, clean carpet, install new light fixture.|
|Another view of the master bedroom (closet on the left, bathroom on the right).|
|Master bath: same to-do list as guest bath.|
Tired yet? Yea, me too. Much, much, much more to come. But for now, I think I'll go prop my feet up for a bit. =)