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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Dad's home and a showhome update...

My Dad finally came home today at noon. It kind of feels like I've been holding my breath and now I can breathe a bit easier. I know there are still things that will have to be worked through, not all of them easy, but it's all in God's hands and I'm not worried. We are going to go to my parents tonight and have a welcome home supper with the family. The girls are VERY excited!

I realize I haven't updated much on my showhome project, but that's because there hasn't been much to update yet. It's a long process of going back and forth with suppliers, pricing, making sure it all looks good together, changing it for some reason or other, pricing again, etc, etc. Today, the owner of the home came in from Calgary and we met at the house. It's primed and waiting for casings to go up so that the painter can come in and finish.

I've been a little anxious the past few weeks because the budget seemed on the very low side and I was stressed out that I wouldn't be able to make this 2200 sq ft home fit to standard for a showhome (not to mention one that's going in the Parade of Homes!). But today during my meeting with Walter I was VERY encouraged!!! He gave me the go ahead to upgrade a few things which will make it so much better. I got the okay to put in some window coverings and decorative stuff, which I was pretty sure I wasn't going to get (and what fun is an empty naked house?). So let's just say that the pictures I'll take when I'm done will be a lot nicer than what I thought I was going to be able to show you. I can't wait. It should be more or less ready in the next month! Yay! It's all going to come together in the next few weeks and now is when the fun really begins. I get to see all the ideas that have been formulating and rolling around in my head come to fruition and reality. So excited! I placed the lighting order today as well as the flooring. Tomorrow I go to pick the stone for the outside. All this in the middle of packing and preparing for our holidays (which start on Friday morning.)

On that note, today I made lasagne, manicotti, marinara sauce, banana chocolate chip muffins and cookies to bring to the lake. I figured the more I could make and freeze ahead of time the less cooking I have to do there. So now I just need to finish my grocery shopping, finish my laundry, pack and go. Relax. Finally. Sigh...

10 comments:

Jen said...

yaye and Praise the Lord
enjoy tonight

Bonnie said...

Sounds wonderful!! I'm glad your dad is home, we'll keep praying!

Have fun at the lake.

Ruth said...

PRAISE GOD erin. soooo happy for you and your family. still thinking and praying for your dad.

i really appreciate you. you have a beautiful heart.

Tara said...

So happy that your Dad is home and that you got all of your things accomplished for today!

Dedee said...

I'm glad your Dad is home.

I'm excited to see your show home.

Sounds smart, all that extra cooking. I do that too!

it's me, Val said...

Yay, you get to upgrade!!! I know how that probably makes you feel!! Have fun doing it! I really really wish I were there with you. We could shop for the things together. What fun would that be. We will one day . . .

Hugs to you, your dad and your family.

Robin said...

I am glad your dad is home!! I will keep praying!!

ValleyGirl said...

That's awesome news about your dad. And I sure hope you're allowed to post pictures online of your showhome once it's done! My curiosity is killing me! (Hey, do you have an official business name and cards yet?)

Nadine said...

I'm so happy about your dad. What wonderful news. You are so smart to cook ahead..you have a great time not having to worry about that. And I can't wait to see pictures (I hope you are taking them of before and after of the house).

lil ole' me..... said...

Erin, Yeah! So glad that your dad is home!!! I'll be praying that his recovery is a speedy one!
Your banana chocolate chip muffins sound so good!!!

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