October 11

Carpet Not Included



The contractors finished the conversion today of turning our screened-in porch into a new room for our first daughter (due in late January).

It’s been a difficult week juggling so many things, and also painting so many rooms.

There is still a lot to do in the next few weeks, plus the one thing the builders didn’t do was put in carpet.  We’ll try to get that finished next week.  Once that’s done, we’ll have a nice little extra room for about three months.  Maybe we’ll put the Christmas tree in there this year, just because we can.

Of course, it may look funny in a lavender colored room.  At least, I’m told it’s lavender.  It looks pink to me.

Below is the chronological building of the room.  Once all the changes are complete, I think Jennifer is going to post a huge before and after gallery of all the changes we’ve made to the house since August.

This last one is the outside view.  This is going to take a long time to get used to, and we desperately need some bushes around this area now.  It was nice having a screened-in porch, but the only view we had was of our fence, and it was also full of cobwebs, so it didn’t get used nearly as much as it should have.

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Greg is married to Jennifer. They've got five kids.

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  • That’s so right, Chris!
    Congrats on the new lil’ room, G&J! Very beautifully done, with lots of love and dedication.

  • It looks great, I worked on my Nursury this weekend also. I got it painted except for some trim work.

  • Looks great!
    We started with two girls and finished with our son! A little of both completes the deal! We never regret a moment, and rejoice at the gifts of life God blessed us with! God Bless as you enjoy a “mixed ” family” ! I have four big brothers too!

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