The Five of Us, Spring 2014

The Five of Us, Spring 2014

Progress--Flooring Weekend!

I can't believe how much we've gotten done this weekend, especially since we really didn't do anything yesterday! Saturday we completed the edges of the great room and study and laid all the flooring in the entry and living room! All that remains is the hallway back to the bedrooms! Well, that and the details like the transitions at the doorways, around the fireplace tile and from the laminate to the cork.

Aaron's been working on the quarter-round today (I helped a little), before and after the neighborhood pool party. Can you quess which 3 of us got burned through SPF 45 sunscreen?! Even Pea has "tanlines"!
Anyway, here's the photos... It's really starting to come together! I can't wait to move the furniture in! You can see the vapor barrier (blue) starting down the hall for the next big work day!

Here you can see, sorta, one of my other little projects. The previous owner put some fake "stained glass" paint-stuff on the glass of this door, the back door, and the Master 1 bathroom window. It's poorly done and in nasty nineties colors, so I'm picking it off. It's slow going, but it has to be done. I just have to keep telling myself that this is way better for the budget and the environment than throwing away the doors and buying new ones!Now, does anyone know where I can get some cheap curtains for the great room? I've been looking everywhere I can think of (bedbathandbeyond, linens n things, sears, jcpenneys, overstock, world market, even lowe's) and so far, nothing strikes my fancy...


Sarah said...

As much as I hate to say it and I normally avoid this place at all costs, we found some nice affordable curtains at Walmart. We were looking for some dark brown curtains that weren't see through, and they had exactly what we were looking for.

Anonymous said...


Have you tried I've had good luck with them in the past for cheap curtains and bedding. Good luck and have fun.


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Round Two Timeline

  • 9/24/08 Home study update home visit for Ghana adoption
  • 10/15/08 Dossier sent to AOHG
  • 10/15/08 I600A application sent to USCIS
  • 10/30/08 First heard about possible domestic private adoption
  • 11/18/08 Last spoke with contact about possible domestic adoption; expected to hear back about meeting with birthmother
  • 12/3/08 Withdrew application from AOHG
  • 1/6/09 Found out another family had been chosen for possible domestic adoption
  • 1/21/09 USCIS fingerprinting appointment
  • 1/8/09 Received USCIS fingerprinting appointment notice
  • 4/11/09 Sent Pre-Application to Covenant Care Adoptions for Domestic Infant Adoption program
  • 6/8/09 Social worker visit to update home study from International to Domestic
  • 7/24/09 Received completed home study update
  • 8/25/09 Went "on the list" for birthfamilies to choose from
  • 4/28/10 Found out a birth mom had chosen us
  • 5/8/10 Met the birth mom
  • 5/11/10 Got the call that birth mom changed her mind
  • 5/19/10 Birth mom's scheduled c-section
  • 11/30/10 Visit from DSS sw about foster parenting
  • 11/30/10 Got the call that another birth mom had chosen us
  • 12/21/10 Met with the birth mom
  • 1/15/11 @1:42 PM BB was born!
  • 1/19/11 ICPC (interstate) paperwork sent to GA for approval
  • 1/31/11 ICPC Clearance Approved
  • 2/10/11 Placement Ceremony and Pup comes home!!!!
  • 8/3/11 It's Official! Pup's Adoption Decree was issued