Back from Pre-Construction Hibernation!

Hurricane Kibbe with bags and boxes descending on Hotel Crabapple

Late Friday was spent packing up and all Saturday was spent transitioning the bags and boxes and stuff over to our home away from home. Not without a semi-random let's get out of the house so Papa can deal with the mess and the stress drive/shopping trip to Wilson. The colder weather threw me for a loop last week and E needed some new church shoes so it was not a complete shop just to shop experience. The girls lasted for all of 10.5 seconds. Remind me not to bring kids consignment clothes shopping - which requires much more focus and attention then just regular shopping.

Anyway that crisis was swiftly averted. We made it back to the Mount for naps at Jibbe's and Lee and I time to seriously question why in the world we were going through with this construction... just kidding. Good thing Jibbe was out of town for the day/night because her house needed some time to absorb the ridiculous amount of stuff I/we brought. She graciously let Lee and I camp out in her room so alot of our bags and boxes and laundry baskets are hidden.

Anyhow it has been entertaining for the girls to be here and I'll post on that soon-ish but for the first day of construction pics.

Bear with me here.... The power had been cut to the construction area of the house so the pics are not great but there are a few pre-construction pics for comparison

New pantry... (Old pantry was on the left where those notches are) 


Old Pantry


Old coat closet = new pantry

Pink carpet?


Pink carpet : ( 


Okay this was a last minute decision to tear part of the stair wall down. Line of sight to kitchen

But they found an 'I joint' a board too soon so its not going back as far as we planned 

Hello open space

Wall... 

More wall?


So OPEN!

So not!


First day success
I will say this... Lee and I knew that we wanted to take down the wall when we bought the house. My parents housewarming gift to us was having a designer/planner/brilliant decorator come up with a plan for us - which I was so so so skeptical about (no offense). But FOR REAL, we would have A. never come up with the pantry/coat closet idea and B. would not have had part of the stair wall taken out (and we weren't even going to do it two weeks ago but she INSISTED that we needed to just do it). So a special thanks to Grammy and Grandpa Joe and C for helping this project have a bigger vision than we ever would have imagined. And now the builder and his guys just need to keep to their time table so we can get in before baby #3 comes. Maybe if he finishes early we'll name our first born son after him - haha... no but it would be an excellent motivating factor. 

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