This summer, I created a "goals" list for the house. I know Jeff was sighing when he saw it because that always means more work for him. We have almost lived here a year (I can't believe it) and we have accomplished many things. Last winter, we redid the family room. That was a big undertaking! We also just replaced one of our heating/air systems. We took down the dog kennels that previous owners had up and are trying to grow grass in their place (a difficult task with no rain).
My summer goals are:
1. Clean, organize, and decorate the office (this post is dedicated to those pictures)
2. Find curtains for Lily's room (did that-will post pics soon)
3. Find a deck box for the breezeway for outside toys and dog items (thanks to Sarah and Pat for helping accomplish this goal)
4. Tear out front landscaping, put in drain tile and new water hook-up, and re-landscape-This project is currently underway! What hard work this had been for Jeff.
5. Put in a play set for the kids in the backyard-Lily asks for this everyday!
6. Put overhead lighting in playroom, redo ceiling, paint and decorate (this project will hopefully be completed before Parker's birthday)
Goal one is pretty well completed. Jeff uses the office to do estimates, so he spends a lot of time in here. He still needs to organize some papers, and I think I need a trip to IKEA for some more office organizers! Since Jeff gets very little say in decorating the house, I thought it would be great to have a baseball office for him. We call this his mini man cave (because it is such a small space), but I would say it is perfect for working!
|I posted this picture before. The Reds sign was his Father's Day gift and Jeff made the bat rack to hold some of his special bats.|
|Couldn't resist this cute sign from Hobby Lobby (and it was half off)!|
|Some signed Reds pictures. The one of the bottom is actually Jeff's dad. He was a bull pen catcher for the Reds. Pretty cool to have him on the wall!|
|Some of Jeff's baseball shots from high school and college.|
|Jeff's Ball State jersey|
|Finally-curtains on the window!|
I will keep you updated on how the goals are coming! So far, so good!