Time to Redefine our Lives in Oregon

It’s been a long way around the bases, but home plate is finally in view.  In fact, it is soooo close we are into the slide….there’s only one thing standing in our way.  Like a catcher protecting the plate, the county inspector is standing there in all of his protective gear, saying “Try and get past me.”  In case you haven’t gotten it yet…….this week we will either be able to officially occupy our home……………………….or wait for something to be fixed.  What, What, What???  Move in????…holy canoli!!

So what happened this past week……it has to do with lights, flooring, counter-tops, sinks, faucets, and….Okay, let me show you….

I think these are really cute.


This hardwood flooring in entryway and kitchen/nook areas.


We used Livingstone for our bathroom counters.

So upgrading to a Signature kitchen allowed us to get stone for the counter-tops in the laundry, baths, and kitchen.  We chose Livingstone in the baths and laundry…but, for the kitchen……

We have granite!!!

Besides the counters, the Signature kitchen allowed us to have the double oven designed in, and the finished molding throughout the cabinets.

Hanging lights and can lights! No more picture taking in the dark.

One of the best things that we asked for was the addition of Can lights throughout the living room and kitchen areas.  Without these additional lights, there would have been some very unevenly, or barely lit areas.  We also had the connections put into the ceiling in the areas that we want to install ceiling fans.  This means no dangling cords, YAY!!

This is a good shot of the beautiful granite.

Lights in the darkness…


It is so nice to look up the driveway and see lights on at the top of the hill.

So much more to talk about, so little time to write.  The next few days will be life-changing for our family.  I’ll let you know how it turns out!! 🙂


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