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Saturday, June 11, 2016

It has been a while since I last posted.

The only excuse I have is we have
been busy moving back
into the house and
trying to get some projects done.

Well, even though not a single room is complete, I
decided that I will post some pictures of the house
and let you see what we have done so far.

So, with further ado - here is the
new re-invented Mihlfeld house.

 The view as you walk in the front door

 Entry table

Living Room

Breakfast table/coffee bar


Dining area in Family Room


Family Room

 Family Room

My birthday present from Dan
Original artwork of an Egret on a rough cedar board.


Fire Pit

(future Pergola area)

A different look at the Family Room
(coming in from the back porch)

Another shot of the kitchen

Breakfast/coffee area

some pictures of the front.

So, so much more to do,
Dan and I absolutely
our house!!!!


Monday, May 23, 2016


Things have been really quiet here on the blog for well over a month -
and the reason is the same as the last post -

just MAYBE
things are about to change.

We finally got the C.O. last week - but
not everything is complete.

We still do not have carpet in the bedrooms
it is suppose to be installed tomorrow morning
the tile is suppose to be finished up in
the bathrooms.

Dan is working on the tile back splash in
the kitchen
working on the fireplace.

He has done so much more since I took this picture
(bad blogger)
plus this picture
was taken with my
I'll post some new pictures soon
of the finished family room.

The furniture that we ordered
was delivered Saturday
everything was in the
Dan and I made some
major changes
in where things will be.

Yes, that means it is going to cost us
a little more money
but we think it will
much better.

Some of you might
have seen on my FB post
that the A/C
went out on
Well, that was fixed yesterday
and it was something minor
(thank you Lord!).

The dryer quit working on Friday
and we still haven't had
that fixed yet -
but someone is
suppose to come look at it
As I told my mom,
the A/C really needed to be
(after all we live in Florida)
but the dryer is
just an inconvenience.
I still will be glad to have it fixed.

Do you notice all the
"suppose"  to
in the above
Well, we say we are on
"Village" time and
sometimes that is
not exactly what we would think
of as being what we want.
For example, we were told that
the carpet would be installed either Friday,
Saturday, or
"Monday at the latest".
Called this morning and the carpet
was just delivered to the shop
this morning -
that is why I say that
the carpet is
to be
We shall see.

We are hoping to be able to start getting
ALL our stuff out of the storage units
starting on Wednesday
(if they get the carpet installed
tomorrow as promised).

I'll try and do a better job of
keeping you updated on
things going on
when we actually move
back into the house.

Hope you are having a great day and
I'll talk to you soon!


Saturday, April 9, 2016

Bad blogger

Okay, I am officially a very bad blogger.

I know that I said a couple of weeks ago that I would post
pictures of the renovation of the house and where we
are in the process.

Well, that just didn't happen -
for several reasons.

First - and probably the biggest reason -
I am usually not here at the house long
enough to do a post.
I come over with Dan and
he get bored very easy.
If there isn't a project that he can help
the guys with he is ready to go
back to the camper after about
thirty minutes - just
 not enough time to do a post.

Second - I FINALLY got my "new" computer
fixed.  You know the one that I bought
two years ago but haven't been able
to use because every time I tried to do something
I was bombarded with spam and
advertising.  Well, $200 later I
have a computer that is fixed with
Windows 10 and I am in love.  It can do
so much more than the old one
but that leads to reason number three.

Three - No pictures on the new computer.
This is something I hope to remedy
soon - but that leads back to
number one -

I just want to let you know that things are moving
right along with the renovation and
we are hoping to be back
in the house in about a
Target date is May 6th!

We shall see if that happens but in
the meantime I will work
on trying to get pictures transferred over
to this computer and
try to find time to
do future posts.

Hope you all are having a great week.


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Walls gone

Walls are down -
plumbing and electrical
is being roughed in.

The above picture shows you
just how small the
kitchen was.

It is still going to be small but
after walking in the house
and seeing it all open
the design of the kitchen changed.

I'm excited that it will not be closed in
and we worked with the
cabinet man to
come up with a new 
kitchen design that will allow the
kitchen to stay open.

 Soon to be dining room and
laundry room.
The temporary wall is in the doorway of 
the new family room.

Another one of the dining and laundry room
from a different angle.
Looking out into the garage.

Taking the old bathtub out of 
the master bathroom.

Another shot of the kitchen.
The guest bathroom is in the background.

 Things have changed since these pictures were 

I'll save them for another post -

Hopefully, Friday.

Until then -

Monday, March 21, 2016

Moving along

Well, I didn't get over to do a post
this weekend -

that doesn't mean I wasn't here.

Dan and I worked on getting the old laminate
flooring out of the kitchen and both 

Dan uses a roofing shovel to get the corner up
and then I pull up the flooring.

To say that I am sore would be
I have used muscles I didn't even
know I had -
and we still have the rest of the house
to do -
both bedrooms,
living room, dining room,
laundry room, office,
 and two hallways!

Oh my!!!!

We have decided that we will work about an hour
every afternoon after the guys leave
and we hope to be able to get
 it all done in a week.

We shall see.

I realized that I haven't posted 
many pictures so - 
I'll show you some of the 
guys setting the
on the family room and
These are from a couple of 
weeks ago -
we are a lot further
along now.

Dan helping out - getting the
trusses attached
to the fork lift.

So much has changed since these photos, 
but I'll save them
for a later

Maybe (???) tomorrow.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Moving along

Well, it's been seventeen days since I
last posted.

How can that be possible????

Well, part of the reason is we have moved out of the house
due to the remodeling process -

I mean, when you have no walls, no kitchen, 
and no bathroom it's a little hard
to live in the house.

The issue is - the house is the only place
I have internet -

so, unless I come over and have some
extra time -
no post.

This post will be short and sweet -

The walls are down -
the family room is "dryed"  in -
installing the fireplace today.

The electrician has been here the last couple of
days doing his rough in.

The plumber has done his rough in
except he has to come
back and install my shower.

Things are moving along -

I'll try and get over on the
weekend and
do a longer post with pictures -

but for now - I gotta run.

Hope you are having a great 
St. Patrick's Day!

Talk to you soon!!!!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016


Well, I didn't get pictures posted this weekend.

Then Monday I didn't have internet.

But, I do have some pictures for you today.

What will be the new family room and porch

Looking toward back yard

What will be the garage

Starting to dry in the family room


French doors
(and Jessie)

Tomorrow they will start to put up the trusses
(IF it isn't raining)

More pictures to follow.