Monday, July 1, 2019

Getting Settled In

We've been in our new (renovated house) for a couple of weeks now and things are moving along well.  I'm including a few pictures of the mostly finished house.

Our daughter Kelly asked a few days ago if it felt like home?  -- Not yet but we are getting there.  Here is a look at what we've had done:

The house.  We painted the whole house and renovated the kitchen and both bathrooms. We opened up the kitchen by taking out a half-wall between the kitchen/dining room and cut a pass-through window above the stove between the kitchen living room. The master bath had a door from the hallway and the bedroom. We took out the hallway entrance. We also had a new roof put on, new gutters, new windows and have done some gardening. We still have the baseboards and trim and baseboards to finish inside.

After becoming fans of downsizing, we relearned the skill of upsizing and got new furniture for every room.  I was amazed at how quickly we filled up the garage which is from the tools and stuff we carried in the motorhome.  😳

We love projects and have a long list so we are enjoying it.  Pam's garden is still going strong despite a fungus that took out the squash.  The

 New flooring, countertops, cabinets and appliances, lighting

 Dining Room
New lighting, pantry cabinets

Den/Family Room
Living Room

New lighting, moved cold air return vent from above closet to the door (second door on right). Removed hall access to master bath.

New lighting

Hall Bathroom
Completely renovated, new floor, tub, vanity, lighting, shelves, tile, 
Boys bedroom (for sleepovers with Grandma and Papa)

Master Bedroom
Master bath
Completely redone. closed off the hall door, moved the pocket door from the bedroom, tile floor and shower, new vanity and plumbing.

Laundry room
Removed cabinets, moved washer, dryer, added mop sink, added shelf, bench seat at lower right

We didn't do anything to the deck, just got a table and some chairs.  Adam and Melissa gave us their umbrella which gives us some good shade.


That's a brief look at our new abode and some of what we've been doing in the last month.  Hope you all are having a great summer.

Thanks for joining us on the Roadrunner Chronicles!


  1. You guys have certainly been busy!!! 🙂Everything looks amazing and you all did a great job!! Love your new home and I know God will bless it with much happiness!!!!

  2. Wow the house looks amazing. Enjoy it and it will feel like home shortly.

  3. You've done a great job of transforming a house into a Home.
    Hope it serves you for many years even with an occasional case of Hitch-Itch.
    Be Safe and Enjoy your changing lifestyle.

    It's about time.

  4. Glad to see that you are putting your NOMADS experiences to work. Happy 4th

  5. You've been busy ... but it is looking like you're settling in.

  6. That came out beautiful. I bet you guys will be proud of that home for a long time. Nice yard and garden also. Happy 4th!

  7. It looks great! Your batik in the dining room is quite a work of art. It pulls the whole house decor together. Wow. Awesome.
    Question: who made the master bed quilt??

  8. How long did it take for you to stop stepping on the floor when you went to flush the toilet? I still do it on occasion... :c)