Swingin’ Basement


This is the staircase down to the basement. Pretty groovy, huh? Definitely needs a disco ball at the bottom of the stairs. We’re actually going to keep this wallpaper on the walls.

The Pain of Wallpaper


Today, in our first full day of home ownership, we spent the morning at a local hardware supplier in Jamesberg, and at Lowes picking up supplies and miscellaneous stuff. We purchased what we thought were solar powered lights for the front walkway at Lowes, however when we returned home, we found out that they need to be plugged in, which sort of defeats the purpose of having them be solar.

Once we returned to the house, Steve spent the majority of the afternoon taking wallpaper borders off the walls of Rebecca and Ian’s rooms. The wallpaper in Rebecca’s room came off the walls fairly easily, however the wallpaper in Ian’s room has proven quite a challenge.

To close out the day, we had a prospective painter give us an estimate for him to paint a few rooms. Then, another contractor stopped by to give us an estimate on the vanity for the kids’ bathroom and to re-do the whole bathroom. Overall, a pretty productive first day!!