Thursday, October 2, 2008

Renovating the Rancher




This is not always fun. About two and a half years ago, Steven and I bought a 1962 Ranch that needed mostly cosmetic work. The house had "good bones" so we were excited to move in and get to work. It's so funny to think I thought we get it all done in a year. Ha ha. We are still working on our rancher. We have or I should say I have painted every room, wallpapered bathrooms(Thanks, Mom!), tiled floor, and many other things that I told myself,"It only needs a little of this or that." Then, just decorating the house has been a long long process. Steven doesn't see the need for decor so sometimes, it is hard to get things done. We are about 3/4 of the way with the decor. We need rugs, rugs, rugs and a few other things. We put a new roof on this summer. Actually, Bear Roofing in the 'Ham did it. I had no idea that roofs could be so complex and cost so much. They did a great job and I included a roof pic so you could see.We are now almost ready to start our kitchen redo. This is going to be big. I wish I could win one of those HGTV sweepstakes for a kitchen redo. We are keeping the cabinets(they are real wood and nicer than anything we could afford today) and I have painted the walls and cabinets. The real work, countertops, floor, appliances will be coming one day soon. We are on the Dave Ramsey plan so this project has been delayed many many times. I can't wait until it is completed.

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Whitney and Steven are a married couple living in Birmingham, Alabama where Whitney is a stay at home mom to Peggy and Steven is a sales rep with Cisco.We enjoy going to the beach,working out(Steven everyday, Whitney about once a year) attending church at Canterbury Church and fixing up their 1962 ranch style Mountain Brook home. Whitney also enjoys spending all of Steven's hard-earned paychecks on stuff for the house and stuff for family and friends. Steven enjoys yelling at Whitney for spending his hard-earned money. Steven and Whitney have three children, which are felines:Tiger,Violet and baby Gwenivere; and now one human child who is the light of our lives, Peggy Palmer!
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