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dexter?

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→ guess what this means? it’s tiimmmmeeeee! we’re finally sanding the front-end of the house, which means next we paint, and then officially unpack the rest of our stuff. he also got more trim finished around the door frames and baseboards in the bedroom, but… i didn’t get pictures fast enough before everything got a sheet of a plastic over it, so later, trim pictures. you would.not.believe. the amount of dust sanding creates, it looks like white sands national monument when he’s done for the day. and best of all..  i’m heading to the airport this morning to pick up one of my best friends for a weekend of fun and thrifting!


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life in the fast lane

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we don’t have a big red barn next to us anymore! this is the in between stage, but it’s looking so good… we tried out a chicago pizzeria this weekend with friends but i miss going here even more now (please!!! open in denver) we don’t have grass, a few weeds, but no grass, so we tried our eco friendly push mower on the neighbors grass and it works great. i read a really good grisham book, the litigators, and soaked up tons of sun. and we (and by we i mean he) got lots of little projects done… you’ll see this week. what did you do?


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life in the fast lane…

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»»» how was your weekend? we had blue skies and seventies, so it was pretty perfect around our house. we cleaned our yard (which during construction takes about half of a hot minute to get trashed), walked all over town enjoying spring flowers and trees blossoming, hung out with the two cutest redheads ever (and the mr of the trio.. note to self, picture of all three next time!), ate amazing pizza from city o city, and a weekend or so ago we actually went out on the town, a rarity for us, and watched layden and his band, talk all night, perform. (if you’ve been following along with us, you’ll remember layden from this past summer, our neighbor who very kindly helped us with various jobs around camp1899). we even did a fair amount of projects inside the house… you’ll see this week. lastly we had a daniel craig weekend, have you seen dream house? it is really good, and we watched the girl with the dragon tattoo (which we knew nothing about prior to watching) and liked it a lot as well, until that last 5 minutes. don’t you hate it when that happens? have you seen any good movies lately?


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edgewater..

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»»» walking around the lake yesterday we spotted this baby beaver.. it was busy going from shore to underneath a floating dock building a dam… one tiny stick at a time (in the second photo you can just barely see the stick). so cute, we’re hoping to watch it grow.. if it’ll be out & about as much? the last photo is the very closest i came to getting a perfect shot of a fish jumping high in the air going for a little sunshine. apparently i need to figure out my shutter speed better.. it’s on my to-do list.


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life in the fast lane..

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→ four hours. that’s how long denvers’ 50th anniversary st.patricks day parade was. we did not make it through it all, did we mention it was 4 hours? did your town have a parade? his favorite day of the year is march 17th, so we dressed up in green, hung out on our porch, grilled (cabbage.. which turned out amazing), and soaked up the sun. do you celebrate st patty’s day?


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mud, prime & paint

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→ good news.. the bathroom is primed, painting has started, the bedroom is plastic sealed {very dexter like}, the first round of sanding is over, he’s putting on the last thin coats of mud, and more priming & painting are on the weekend schedule. and the thing i am most excited about, next week… i’ll have a real honest-to-goodness normal closet again, although i do have to share it and this is one place i typically prefer not to. he likes to not share cake & cookies, i like to not share closet space.


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edgewater..

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«« we had the most unusual snowfall… just like those teeny tiny styrofoam balls »»

we hope you had a good weekend.. happy monday!


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mr. miyagi and dorothy

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yesterday morning we woke up to bright sunshine and sixty degree weather, gorgeous. went for a walk around the lake, felt the sun on our faces, looked at buds on the trees, perfect start to the day. this morning we woke up to 4 inches of snow on the ground (and still falling). whaaat? the snow had just melted. yesterday we talked about how it had finally gotten just-hot-enough that the 30 inches we had lingering had disappeared and now we’re all covered in white again. oh, and before it snowed, last night the wind was so strong i thought the house was going to blow away like in the wizard of oz. stuff was flying (literally) down the street, and with it we’re sure stuff from our yard because hello.. it’s “stuff” central all around our house. it was so loud for so long we expected the roof to fly off at any given moment. (we turned the tv up louder and acted like nothing was out of the norm at all.. it sortof worked)

but you came here to see a house diy update right? well, it’s a little like karate kid painting the fence around here, not much to see, all repetitive. he’s putting on mud, sanding off mud, putting on mud, sanding off mud (wax on, wax off) and there just isn’t much to show you at the end of the day (or three in this case). the master bathroom needed lots of mudding and sanding and he’s ensconced behind a curtain (no doors yet) doing just that. even when it’s finished all we will have to show is a white wall, that in photos will look no different (probably) than the walls you’ve already seen. but we’ll show you anyway. mudding, sanding, snow shoveling. that’s it for now.


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life in the fast lane..

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hello monday.
we celebrated valentines day with a coffee date & snoopy,
and didn’t come up empty handy in the valentine department either…
{my favorite part.. the card}

got the best news.. the vacant, and quite neglected house next door, sold!
and is about to receive a major overhaul… we did a happy dance, seriously.
went for multiple walks, and were totally caught off guard
when this bicycle blew by us… {have you ever ridden one of those?}
rediscovered how amazing peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are,
and have started counting the days till daylight savings time.
hope you had a good week too♥


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where to put it all..

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we like simple living, not too much stuff, but stuff all the same, and i’m already sweatin’ over how little bit of stuff we’re going to have room for. it’ll be all for the best but oh there are so many pretty things out there. the end cabinet (above) is part of a unit he’s building to house the oven & microwave, washer & dryer, sink, and all of the electronics for the house (like the tivo, stereo & blu-ray..very important stuff). it’s more shallow and is both the all-things-entertainment and the pantry/? cabinet. you can see in the third photo how the wood stops short of the end.. that’s where the depth is compared to the rest. we’re using less expensive wood on the frame, good cabinet wood on the sides and exterior, and once all’s said and done we’ll be painting. we want the beetlewood on the ceiling to be the shining star of wood in the home, that’s why we’re painting versus using walnut or the like. tomorrow he’ll be working on getting our vintage fridge moved into place and what a beauty.. i’ve nicknamed it the golden egg if that tells you anything and there’s something special about it, you have to wait and see.


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