Tuesday, April 9, 2013

H is for Home Improvement

In the never ending quest to improve the house, I have made a three page long list of projects around the house. Some are small (like get the carpets cleaned) while some are huge (new countertops for kitchen and bath). Some we can do quickly (paint the vents in the bedroom) and some we won't do for awhile (plant shrubs outside...we are in a drought and they would die).

This year we have replaced the back door (see D is for Door post) and just last week we got our new stove delivered. This time we only had one delay (the range hood was backordered). It was supposed to be delivered between 8-12 and at 11:15 I got a call saying they would be there shortly. Good thing Dan was home that day and I wasn't sitting around the house waiting for the guy to get there. Dan sent me all sorts of pictures of what it looked like under the old stove when it was pulled out. He had the cleaning supplies waiting so it would be spic and span.

Now I just have to get used to a convection oven, super powerful gas burners and adjustable racks in the oven. I'm almost afraid to use it and mess it up but of course I'll be cooking on it this weekend.


  1. Great looking stove. I just hate doing home improvement projects. Nit because I don't want to fix up the house, because it needs it! But it is 100+ year old house and every tiny little project snowballs into an expensive nightmare.

  2. Very nice! We are in limbo right now waiting for our AZ house to sell so we can buy a house here, and then our list begins!

  3. Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say "Hi" :)

    My house needs so much work i just don't know where to start lol

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge!

  4. My lists are always growing. I used to call this place the house of perpetual remodeling because something is ALWAYS torn up and in the process of being done. I've accepted that my fate is to never ever live in a finished house. :P

  5. I am currently in the middle of a couple of projects that I started then lost momentum, much to the chagrin of my spouse who must live with the mess. It will get done eventually.

  6. oh, pretty. :) My entire house is a work in progress. The sunroom window casings are STILL not done, yet here we are looking to rip out the rest of the windows, all the siding and blow in insulation... *sigh* it never ends.

  7. Good Luck with the rest of the A-Z blog challenge. Your posts are great to read. I nominated you for a Liebster Blogging Award.. You can check out the entry on my page: http://wordsandpalabras.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/i-is-for-i-got-an-award/

    Rebecca at Words And Palabras

  8. Hi Tracy!
    Home improvement projects never stop! We redid our kitchen then once it was done we tweaked it more by cutting into the ceiling for recessed lights! Good luck with your list and ENJOY that gas oven! Cooking with gas, what a joy!