Wednesday, August 23, 2006

And We Finally Have DSL

Herr received an email at work yesterday saying that our DSL service could be activated today and that we would want to do so, as the billing was starting immediately. The minute he got home, he called Verizon and was, of course, told that it was too early to activate it according to their records and that they weren't going to do it until Friday. At that point, Mt. Vesuvius erupted and the Verizon guy suddenly changed his mind and helped us activate it. The End.

Progress is being made on the house. Below are some photos of the house. We'll see how Blogger aranges them since my page NEVER looks like it should when I post multiple photos. Herr and I painted the bedrooms and the office on the second floor and we have painted the basement. This week, our boy Vitaliy painted the exterior of our house to rid it of the pinkish hue. Unfortunately, choosing colors is always difficult for me. What looked really brown on the color swatch should not have been named "Cafe Royal." On my house, it looks like it should be named, "Butterscotch Pudding", no?

At any rate, we're going to live with this color for awhile.

Moving on. Here are some befores and durings. The "afters" won't be taken until everything is done. While the bedrooms are all painted, they still need new doors, new closet doors, crown moulding and carpeting. The carpet will be installed after we return from vacation.

Here is the dramatic linoleum in our foyer. Classy.











Above is our new dining room. The wallpaper is quite something. As of 2 hours ago, it is gone since Vitaliy and his team is here removing wallpaper and painting the rooms on the first floor.



These photos are of the porn studio basement. We have since painted it so that it will become the girl's playroom. Once the carpet is installed and it is finished I will post pictures. In the meantime, the brick "Wallpaper" going down the stairs is staying.



And finally, this is a photo of my office. We decided to throw caution to the wind and paint it red. I'm pretty pleased with it, despite the fact that I am a pretty vanilla kind of a gal. I'll enjoy working from here, I think. Did I mention I am going back to work 3 days a week after I return from vacation? And the children will be in daycare? YAY!

18 comments:

Melissa said...

The wallpaper scares me a bit...and the flooring. I can't wait to see the finsihed pictures. I like the red. We've toyed with doing it before too and always chicken out.

Yay for working and day-care. Super yay for DSL. I'm glad you are beginning to like your new house.

stefanierj said...

I've been wondering how you are. I like the butterscotchy color. Butter and scotch, what's not to like?

I am sad that the porn studio has been repainted. Think of all the fun tales it would have made for daycare.

Yay for going back to work--I am hoping to do the same thing. Keep us posted.

OTRgirl said...

I often wonder who ever designs horrible wallpaper? Who would pay money for it? Your dining room was certainly in that category! I love the red office. The exterior looks good, too.

Misfit Hausfrau said...

The people bought so much ugly wallpaper that there are extra rolls in the closets--unopened packaging. I think I might put them on Ebay for shits and giggles.

kimmyk said...

Going back to work? Daycare? WOW! Big changes.

I like the red office. Do you have a red stapler to match?

Andie D. said...

My hub and I are thinking about painting our red walls "tan" so that our home will appeal to a "broader range of buyers". I like the red. It's fun.

You really SHOULD ebay the damn wallpaper! I'd love to hear how that turns out.

And tell us please about the new job. I'm going to be doing the same eventually, and want all the gory details!

The June Cleaver Diaries said...

Oof. That's all I can say. You guys are doing great.

Will call tomorrow after yet another IKEA adventure....

wordgirl said...

So glad you're back. I've missed seeing what you're up to. Keep those pictures coming.

MIM said...

Oh, MH, so good to know things are coming along nicely. I love the red for your office. Sometimes us "vanilla" gals just have to go with some color!

And, will you be posting some porn from your basement? Or, is the makeover into the playroom already done?

Just wondering.

sarah cool said...

is that a.......... Steelers flag outside your on your porch?



:-) Sarah Cool

Kara said...

Woo-hoo! you're back!

Love the pics of the house. DO tell about the new job!!

Candace said...

You *are* making progress! Excellent!

Kim said...

Welcome back. You've been missed!

Stefanie said...

Wow! Your house is beeeauuuutiful! I'm jealous. I don't know how much it cost but it would be millions out here in the desert I call Los Angeles. Oh to be able to live somewhere I could afford a lovely house...but enough about me...so glad you're back.

Suburban Turmoil said...

I love the red! Congratulations on the house fixins'.

Pendullum said...

Welcome Back...
We've missed you...
Congrats on the move!!!

AdventureDad said...

A house without high speed internet is like being without air.... There was no neighbor with an open accesspoint while you were waiting....?

It's very late but congrats on the new house and the move. But I must say that the wallpaper scares me a little.

Best of luck

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Susan said...

Oh my god I LOVE your office! And I love that you will be working again. Good for you.

I've missed you! Welcome back.