Archive: August 2012

Replacing the 20-year old carpet and old wood flooring was probably one of the biggest updates that made a visual difference. We found some great gray wood that looked like planks from the side of an old barn. It’s super durable and provided a great foundation and contrast for the look we were creating: RECLAIMÉ […]

Evidently Isaac decided to follow the European model and not hit much of FL (besides the Keys) at all. Good for us, potentially devastating for Louisiana if it does land there. The up side is that Tampa is pretty much unaffected so I plan to skate on Thursday. The boys are making great strides on […]

With the possibility of Hurricane Isaac passing through and causing rain, wind and flooding along the coastline from Miami to Louisiana we’ve been battening down the hatches for potential external flying hazards. We should be perfectly fine here even if we lose power since we have a well and a generator and enough food for […]

CARPET! When we initially looked at Edelweiss, and looked over the carpet and the old wood floor in the kitchen, we knew we would want to replace it as soon as humanly possible. I personally didn’t realize how bad it was, in terms of how much dust and dirt it was harboring, until we made […]

I’m getting so excited because things are really starting to come together. We have about 75% of the painting done, the bunks are built and the full sofa/bed is constructed — we’re just waiting for the foam to arrive. Some of the lighting has been replaced and we bought new faucets and a toilet seat […]