On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Alot happened that weekend, I went to the hospital, Katy got to train, and LD got some great photos for the team. It all ended very well despite my trip to the hospital (delayed concussion from a car accident earlier in the week). Congratulations are in order to Lynn and K9 Max, Erin and K9 Pickles, Cathy and K9 Malachi, and Erica and K9 Star. All of them passed their evaluation and are now deployable. We are really proud of all of them! MOTF-1 now has 8 FEMA certified canines!!!
The spring snow we had yesterday kept us captive in the house, which meant that we had no choice but to work on the house.
Our plan for this weekend was to continue stripping the cabinets. But somehow we managed to find other jobs that needed to be completed. As you can see, our new cabinets remain unstained and the old ones remain unstripped.
I managed to almost completely replace all of the electrical outlets and switches. I even replaced a couple of phone jacks. I was on a mission to get rid of all the grimy switches and outlets. And LD managed to paint most of the downstairs level.
LD became inspired during her run today, and figured that the Dragonfly blue might not work in the room especially if we are going to buy tile for the kitchen backsplash. Then she came up with the idea of using one of the colors in the mosaic tile (urban camouflage). So now she is trying to decide between three shades of the burnt sienna color, which I am okay with.
In case you are wondering, we managed to finish installing the bathroom sink. Now all we have left to do in the bathroom is to hang the mirror, install the towel ring, and decide on some baseboards. Hey, at least we now have a second bathroom.