Dear Blog I am sorry DIYplus5 happened

Dear Blog,

I’m so sorry I have neglected you.  It has been almost a month since I wrote to you.

So many things (#DIYplus5) have happened.

Our very old and tired septic system needed to be replaced.  This was quite the feat.  While this was being fixed – our poor poor  Texas a/c went to her grave.

After contacting our home warranty people they said they would fix it.  (Another reason that home inspections pay for themselves, at least in time.)  But, apparently the people who mend broken air conditioners in Texas were not going to be able to work on it for 2 weeks.

Thankfully my Mom was more than happy to take our children so we sent them to Camp John Deere Grandparents for a couple of weeks.  So very grateful that we are now living closer to family.

So we had people on tractors tearing up our front yard (goodbye grass) and people working on the a/c and people installing the carpet upstairs.  Plus, it was hot.  Texas heat.

Again, very grateful for my family living close.  My cousin who has a house very close to us allowed us to stay there when the heat became too much.

Now our home is finally becoming a home.  It is amazing what a/c will do and indoor plumbing will do to a house.

We still haven’t unpacked fully.  There is still so much remodeling to do.

Oh, how I miss bookshelves.  It is hard to homeschool when books are in boxes.  That has now been moved to page one of the master #DIYplus5 to-do list.

Ah, I haven’t mentioned the #DIYplus5 list – let me tell you about “The List.”

#DIYplus5 list:

  • Septic system replaced
  • Add new locks
  • Take wall out upstairs
    DIY new wall
  • Put new wall in upstairs
    New Wall #DIYplus5
  • Add door upstairs
  • Lay grass
    Laying Grass #DIYplus5
  • Remove wallpaper upstairs
    Removing Wallpaper
  • Remove wallpaper downstairs bath
  • Remove wallpaper in kitchen
  • Add new door downstairs
  • Unpack boxes
  • Build a master bedroom downstairs
  • Tile bathrooms upstairs
  • Paint walls upstairs, 
  • Set up beds
  • Hang up hummingbird feeders before they migrate
  • Take up old carpet upstairs
    Old Carpet
  • Install new carpet upstairs
  • Make diving pool to a sports pool
  • Kilz trim and paint trim upstairs
  • Kilz bathroom cabinets upstairs
  • Touch up paint upstairs
  • Trim trees
  • Build sprinklers
  • Make bookshelves
  • Build mailbox
  • Install new windows
  • Take vinyl off house
  • Install Hardi-plank on house
  • Paint house Lakehouse Red
  • Decorate walls
  • Decorate boys’ room
  • Decorate Owl Room
  • Decorate Peacock Room
  • Decorate Kitchen
  • Design Master Bath
  • Build Master Bath
  • Shampoo Carpets
  • Install liner for pool
  • Remodel kitchen
  • And the list goes on…

Oh Mr. Blog I do hope to add more information soon.  I have so many photos to share.  Until then please be patient.  It is coming.  Please feel free to follow me on Instagram, for I try to update that daily.


Blessings to you!  You are loved!

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