House Progress

September 27, 2010

Some parts of this moving adventure are very slow, but I have some great helpers making other parts streak along.  Jesus and his guys are almost done with the privacy fence.  Wednesday they will put wrought iron fence across the back edge so that I can (someday) look out on my personal meadow.

Lone tree inside the privacy yard 9-27-2010The lone tree in our back yard — inside our privacy area

P9270001Inca Flashes From the Dog Door

Mike came over today and created enough of a ramp to the dog door that I can go to the office tomorrow without wondering if my dogs are okay.  They LOVE their door and ramp and have been racing out and back in all afternoon.  The ramp will have indoor/outdoor carpeting to give them even better footing.  Mike is making a second ramp for the whelping/new puppy room.  That dog door opens into a 10′ x 6′ covered pen.  We had to move some wiring which Mike did today, and he replaced an aerator on one of the faucets and will install a new kitchen faucet when he comes again.  Rudolfo and his son Roy installed the dog doors, and motion detector lights (front and back), set up the 10 x 6 pen, and changed my outdoor knobs and deadbolts.

Haley and her brother came over yesterday and unpacked china and kitchen stuff.  So, here’s the dining room — the wine rack isn’t hung yet which explains all the wine glassed on the table.

Dining Room - getting there 9-27-2010Light, light, light — I love the light

Living Room 9-27-2010Lots more unpacking to do before the living room is livable

And then the sun went down and I remembered why I wanted to move to the country.  Please forgive the light spots — it was pretty dark when I took this.

sunset 9-27-2010


  1. Susan says:

    It looks lovely, Penni! You will be enjoying your time at home so much. The dogs are going to be thrilled with the new digs.

  2. Kathy M. says:

    New dog door, new Sunset…the important things are all there! Welcome Home!

  3. c-myste says:

    The house is looking lovely, but the sunset? Priceless.

  4. Taryn says:

    Congrats on your new home! It’s amazing how fast this is all coming together! What a lovely view to the sunset.

  5. Amy says:

    Its all coming together so nicely and the dogs look right at home too! Moving is such a chore but I bet when its this nice it makes it not so bad, huh??:-)) Enjoy the new digs!

  6. Cheryl Kienast says:

    Everything looks GREAT! You will have so much fun out there! Nothing like a beautiful view to give you peace.

  7. Jean from NM says:

    Wow, Penni, I love how it’s all coming together. I know you’ll love it even more when everything is unpacked, paintings and wine rack hung, etc. Now — to remember where you put everything! Congrats on maintaining your cool through a very chaotic and fast-moving weekend.

  8. Tony says:

    It looks like it’s all working out well Penni.
    Jesus did your fencing!!! Awesome!!! I need the rest of my veggie garden dug over, I wonder if I ask. “Dear Lord please come & dig my garden. Amen”