Message in a bottle

Kitchen demo continued tonight.  In pulling away a portion of the granite countertop, we revealed a hidden space between the cabinets and wall and…a message in a bottle from some of the previous homeowners.  A message from Elizabeth, Madeline and Katie, who were only children back in 2000 when the message was written but I’m sure are all grown up now.  Sweet, right?

Message in a bottle literally.

Today's kitchen progress. Tore out the remaining upper cabinets and a few more pieces of the granite countertop. The remaining countertop is a single piece of granite so we're recruiting help this weekend to remove it.

I mentioned in yesterday’s post that the house needs a complete make-over. And, I’m not talking just a coat of paint.  My home is in serious need of some T.L.C.

The home was a short-sale and sat vacant for more than a year. As a short-sale, we purchased the home as is.  Still, we had a home inspection done prior to closing so we’d know what we were getting in to. Purchasing a home that’s a short-sale can be a trying process.  It took us six months and two offers to get our home.  More than once we questioned whether it was worth it. But now that the home is ours, I can tell you without a doubt that it was.

It might not look like much, but it already feels like home.

Living and dining room.


Master bedroom

Family Room. Don't stare at that floor too long. It will play tricks on your eyes.

My favorite pate of the house--the sunroom! One of the sliding glass doors was busted out while the home was vacant. Lots of leaves and debris to clean up--inside and out.

Lots more to share in the days ahead.  So glad tomorrow is Friday.  It’s been a long week at work.  I’m looking forward to spending the weekend at my home.  We’re hoping to finish with kitchen demolition this weekend.  We’d like to start with a blank slate when we meet with the kitchen designer on Monday.


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