Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Dads and Doors

Thank you!

He's only been here for a day... and today didn't even get started until 3 this afternoon.
As of 8 pm, this is some of what they've (Pop's, Husband, and even Husband's brother) accomplished...

*sorry for the phone pics...
(^ old door )
(go ahead... chuckle to yourself. But know this: this door served us well.  This house was a hot zone of trouble before this door with the sign was posted.  So... Thank you for your service.  You may go now.) 
( v new door)
Hard to tell here that the new door is a grey metal door... but we are all about turning what is free (or cheap) and/or albeit hideous into elements of  grace and style

And this door actually fits. And this door actually has a door knob. And this door knob actually locks. Is it not now agreed that door #2 is the preferred door?

 We have something in store for this door.  Yes we do.

( kitchen door removal)
This is big.  I've been wanting this done almost as bad as I've wanted the "I'm not going anywhere with out a fight" edge of the flooring gone.

Nice.  Thanks men!

I didn't realize it until now, but they were all about the doors today weren't they...

(This was a window.  Now its the back door.)

Well, if that's not progress (the most we've yet seen accomplished in 5 hours), then how about this as well:

He has just closed off chimney #2 access, (not only was it chimney access, but bird access, and who knows whatever else kind of "vermin" access) and patched every crack and crevice on wall and ceiling

Not light work since there were more than a few of them.  Quite a few more.

Thank you.

I will be painting tomorrow.  Feels a little closer to reality when you get to bust the paint out.  This will be the brown room. (see: Too Much Color)

Good day.  Good day.

Praise be to God for days like today. 

And for help in the form of DADS.

Today, much thanks goes to Jerry.

-Alicia Grace


  1. That is so awesome!! Jerry is a great guy!! I have had many conversations with him when he worked for kloepfer inc. He loves his boy's and would do anything for them.
    I am so happy to see the progression. And I'm even more happy that You're happy.
    When I read this today, I couldn't help but feel that you had a big smile on your face as you typed this up last night. Woo Hoo!! =-)

  2. Awesome, Leesh! I bet it made Jerry so happy to be able to be a part of this! Will he be here much longer?

  3. i love my daddy too! we have some doors downstairs. let me know the sizes you are looking for and i will spelunk to see what is there.

  4. I would love to be adopted by him. Not only a great dad but a supercalifragilisticexepalidouis (think that is spelled a little off --but you get my drift)Grandpa!!! will you be keeping the outside of the house white? oxoxox