Saturday, July 4, 2009


I'm back, I promise. We've been transitioning here in Casa Swan, getting some new spaces ready for people we already know (we'll call them "guests" but really they are all mostly family) and for people we're about to meet (that would be Colter). Thad has a few finishing touches to put on our new basement project (closet doors, a sliding panel door between bedroom and office, and some paint touch up in a couple spots. There is also the window to finish framing, one window to replace, and curtains to be put up, but that is all kind of back burner right now compared to our next big project.

Casa Swan Clean Up/Round Up 2009

We are going to have to clean out a bunch of crap from several areas of our home to make this place bearable. Right now things are piling up, old furniture I'm holding on to in the hopes to reuse it, baby stuff that needs to be donated, and all the crap I've crammed into the "spare room" that is now going to be "Colter's Room". Before it's all transferred to the basement I think I need to sort out a ton of stuff to get rid of. This includes:
An entertainment center with a cabinet for dvd storage that swings off the side
A chaise lounger
Possibly our cheap rocking chair if we can trade all of the above in for a new recliner

I also have a big box of old pictures, but I think this will be moved down to the basement so I can buy a small storage unit and start scanning in pictures that we'll want later and organizing the clutter a little bit in case I ever do get around to putting together some nice albums.

Last but not least, we need to paint Colter's room. I think I have the colors picked out, a cream all over all walls, and then I'd like this peacock blue stripe around the top of the room, and I want a thinner brown stripe going through the middle of the blue. This is my goal, and we have a laser level to help complete the task.

Well, it's the 4th of July, so happy 4th everyone. Thad's brother got married yesterday at a BEAUTIFUL garden here in Billings, so I'll post some pictures here soon to share and enjoy. Hope you all have a great 4th!

Oh, and I'm 8 weeks away from my due date. ThoughI might mention that for posterity :)