Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Moving Update

We are officially moved into the new house. What a weekend. I need to thank a few people for their hard work and making this renovation and move happen......

Thank you Revon and Traci Bigham. There is NO WAY this house would have been ready for us to move in to without their help. They are still coming over everyday to give us a hand with decorating and getting everything put into place.

Thank you Ronnie and Linda who have kept Savannah when we have been very busy trying to get this place ready. They have also helped with moving and folding clothes, putting up fixtures, etc.

Thank you Ron Mason who helped us move and did a lot of small jobs that really added up.

Thank you to my old buddy, Chris Turner, whose painting company changed everything about this house.

Thanks to RC Smith who helped move and did some cleaning for us.

Thanks dad (G.O.) who helped move and gave a lot of advice on things that had to be done on this house.

Thanks to my wife who finished tax season only to get thrown into one hell of a project and has worked her butt off to make this house beautiful. I Love You.

And thanks to everyone else who gave us a hand. The following companies were hired to do numerous things to get us into this house and they all did outstanding jobs. I highly recommend them. They are: Turner plumbing, Dave's plumbing, Rice Floor and Tile, C&B Irrigation, Premiere Service, CLT (Turner) Painting, Spiller Furniture, DC Scientific, and Bigham Construction. are some pics. When we get everything set up and fixed, i will put some before and after pics up. Until then, here are the "before."

The foyer....the wood looks like it might have some water damage. I wish that was what it was.
The kitchen.....nice wallpaper. There was some left in the attic if anyone is interested.
The dining room. Again, lovely wallpaper and border. Sorry...I did not find any extra of this.
The flooring in the kitchen.....not very well taken care of.
A close-up of the floor in the foyer.....this is what termites in a hardwood floor look like.

Friday, April 25, 2008


Wow...has it been a crazy few weeks. On or around March 28, I received a phone call from a lady interested in our house. After she asked how much we were asking for the house, she asked if we would consider renting it. My response, as it has been to about ten other people, was "probably not." Then she asked me if I would reconsider if she would sign a 2 1/2 year lease. My response then was "let me speak to my wife." To make a long story short, we decided to rent it to her and we immediately had to find a place to live. We had to be out in 30 days.

And we did find a house, in the neighborhood that we wanted to be in, at a good price. There were only a few catches......the house was trashed, needed a crapload of work, was a foreclosure which means lots of fun legal stuff (I needed Matt here really bad), and figure out how to close and get all the work done within roughly 20 days. All things considered, we have done pretty well with the renovations and we are closing today.

When we get moved in and I reestablish internet service, I will post a few more details and some before and after pics. The house is much bigger for our mounting collection of toys and just happens to be on a small pond. Bring your fishin' pole.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Musical Pie Charts

If you are not very familiar with pop music from the 70's and 80's, you probably won't understand the charts below. For those of you that are, enjoy. I am still crying from laughing so hard at a couple of them.