Friday, May 23, 2008

Sided and Painted

Last weekend Andrew and I had some amazing help from my Mom and Dad. They came up to paint and ended up doing numerous other tasks. Like helping us finish the last bit of siding and dog sitting our puppy. Together they painted 2 sides of the house on their own! It really was just the extra push we needed. So thank you Mom and Dad for your help!

Dad Painting, I didn't happen to get a picture of Mom painting but she was working really hard too!

Dad on one side Andrew on the other.

I don't know if you can see this very well but the color difference between the primer on the house and the color we painted the house are very similar. The new color was just the slightest bit more chocolaty. Kudos to Mom and Dad again because the house really was tough to paint. When the house paint went on wet it matched the primer color, so you had to wait a few minutes for it to dry before you could tell if you made any mistakes.

Below are pictures of each side newly painted and sided. All we have to do now is put up the last of the roofing material around the soffets and the deck railings and the house will be finished enough for our mortgage!

Below are the dormer sides.

And because I can, more Roland!

Here is a picture of the new family together!

The above picture is courtesy of Andrews camera going wonky. However, I thought it was kind of cool and artsy. So I put it on the site.

Last but certainly not least I got this super cute picture of Roland today. He sits when I ask him too most of the time. He has gained 3 lbs in a week and has already lost his infant puppy wrinkly nose. Sigh...he's so adorable!

Monday, May 12, 2008

It's a boy!

Today we added an important piece to the house: a puppy! We picked him up in Anchorage this morning and drove all the way to Fairbanks. What a chill dog! We thought he'd have difficulty with such a long drive, but he just relaxed, slept, and never even peed in the car. We stopped a few times to play outside and those were the only times he pee/ooped. In fact it's pretty easy to predict. 30-60 seconds after eating and he goes. And after waking up. And before going to bed. And most of the time.

He doesn't seem to have any problems with our tile and laminate flooring, and our flooring doesn't seem to have any problem with his housetraining. He's really friendly to people, very calm, and just seems like a nicely mannered dog. Of course we've only had him for an afternoon, but we're happy to be dog owners.

Oh yeah, we named him Roland, after also considering Winston, Atticus, Pippen, Grimble, and several others.

Marcy and Roland in his pen. We'll put him in there when we're both at work, about 5 hours while Marcy is on half time. Those stains aren't from the dog, they're from me. No, not that, it was a dropcloth for wood finishing.

Roland in his cat bed

Roland with Uncle John