Having said all that, we are just about done. Our last room to do was the downstairs master bedroom and bath, and thank you very much it is "just about" done. I refuse to show pictures just yet because the cute carpenter broke my counter top while installing it so the bathroom is still a mess...but soon my friends, soon! What is my reason for all this background? Well, we started remodeling the outside this morning. We have issues. And it turns out that our neighbors actually do live right next door. I mean, RIGHT NEXT DOOR. Maybe we could start eating meals together or having our morning coffee with one another. Why not? They are so conveniently positioned right outside our kitchen. This will take some getting used to. I will continue to post pictures as the outside demolition continues.
PS- For all you peeps out there that may gasp at the sight of these trees coming down, they were diseased and dead and simply had to come down. We had several professionals out to confirm this before we decided to cut them down. No worries...we are planting some much healthier ones back in their place.