So Many Things

…have been happening here at the Lopez household! Among end-of-school-year-madness, refinancing, demo-ing, building, and living in general, the biggest thing by far is the fact that Jacob and I are expecting our first baby!

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So, I apologize for the length in time between posts- but I cannot guarantee my timing will get any better as I head into my 3rd trimester and after that A BABY! I will do my best.

There’s a whole bunch that’s been happening at our house. Here’s a little recap:

  • WE GOT HEAT!!!!!!!!!! We now have central heat/air in our house, meaning baby Lopez and I will not have to spend all winter stoking a fire! Which then led us to…
  • remove our downstairs wood stove (and I demo-ed the rest of it out, opening up our living room)
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all that was left was a beam… but not for long!

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this room has funky floors now, but is so much more open and airy!

  • Jacob built a new storage closet for our water heater (with the help from his dad, who provided electrical services, help, and advice)- just a few feet from its original location, but placed so that the heated water goes straight to our bathroom… meaning I have successfully taken a hot bath in our fabulous, previously neglected, bath soaker tub. Pretty much the best thing ever.
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the new water heater home… still needs to be sided and a door put in, but the hard work (concrete pad, electrical, plumbing, framing….) is done!

  • Jacob, my dad, and I (me barely helping- my growing belly makes helping by lifting things very difficult for me…), so pretty much my dad and Jacob residing the back of our house.
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time for…

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DEMO!

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My dad had to basically rebuild this whole back wall… it was built with 2x3s (should be 2x4s) and the corner of our house was being held up entirely by a single 2×3. Scary stuff.

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Right now there is no door, but that is only because the door we ordered came in damaged so we had to reorder! The framing is all in for a door to go there as soon as it comes in 🙂

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the inside view… not super pretty to look at, but all we need is some insulation and drywall!

  • we refinanced (giving us a small sum of money to help us pay a contractor to redo our siding and the framing of a deck… all being started mid-July- SO EXCITING!)

(no pictures yet… start date is Jul 18, so more info/picture to follow)

We’ve been busy. But it’s been great. Especially knowing that soon our little girl is going to be here to enjoy it all with us 🙂

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