Thursday, October 22, 2015
Country Estate is Up!
Danielle is happy to have a garage.
The doors can't completely close with the car inside, but that's okay.
The house, almost completely put together, sits between two bookcases that will be organized soon. I didn't put the roof on the house yet, because I will be altering the two floors upstairs to accommodate the height of a regular sized doll.
Rod and Danielle have stopped by to do a walk-through. They are starting in the kitchen.
"Look how big this kitchen is! Momma is going to be so jealous." (Danielle)
"Come, let's look at the back porch." (Rod)
"You go ahead, I'm going to check out some of these cabinets." (Danielle)
Rod doesn't waste any time heading to the back porch.
"Honey, just imagine all the entertaining we will be able to do out here." (Rod)
"Are you ready to go upstairs? I'm anxious to see the rest of the house." (Danielle)
"So what's this room going to be?" (Rod)
"I think we will make this the family room. Plenty of space for a sectional." (Danielle)
"And this will be more of a formal area. I'll put a couple of comfy chairs and maybe a couple of side tables in here." (Danielle)
"This is a nice sized dining room." (Rod)
"Yes, plenty of space for the buffet and the dining table." (Danielle)
"On to the bedrooms." (Rod)
"Is this the master? It sure is small." (Rod)
"We might have to get a little creative. Let's take a look at the room next door." (Danielle)
"Maybe we could make this our bedroom, and turn the room next door into a nursery." (Danielle)
"But the nursery is upstairs." (Rod)
"I' don't think I want the baby that far away. (pause) But I guess that's why they make baby monitors." (Danielle)
"Come on let's keep it moving." (Rod)
"Go ahead, I just want to gather my thoughts for a minute." (Danielle)
Danielle starts thinking about this room for the boys. She envisions their beds in place. Poor thing. Has she forgotten that Julian has a car bed now? I will be covering up the elevator hole.
Bunk beds would give them more space, she thinks.
"Hon, come look at the bathroom." (Rod)
"Very, very nice. It has a spa-like feel to it." (Danielle)
They continue their tour, and move on to the forth floor.
"I thought we could fix this up as Nicole's room." (Danielle)
"She would love that. (pause) Are you feeling okay? You look a little flushed." (Rod)
"I'm fine. I think I'm a little tired from all those stairs." (Danielle)
"Well let's go to the nursery, there's a little surprise in there." (Rod)
When they get to the nursery, Danielle is surprised to see a rocking chair."When did you put this here?" (Danielle)
"I snuck it in a couple days ago. Can you believe in a few months this room will be filled with baby sounds." (Rod)
"Six months, honey. Not a few months." (Danielle)
"It's going to go by so fast, it will feel like a few months." (Rod)
"I'll remind you of that when I'm waddling and can't see my feet." (Danielle)
"Does someone think we are having a girl? This room is mighty pink." (Danielle)
Rod chuckles. "I think that is the standard they put in the model homes. Once we find out what we are having, I will decorate it however you like."
"Come on, let's get you home and off your feet." (Rod)
"Just think, if we were moved in already, I would only have to climb one flight of stairs" (Danielle)
"Won't be long. A couple more weeks and we will be all moved in and barbecuing on the back porch." (Rod)
"There's no way we are going to be ready to entertain in a couple weeks. It will take me months to get this house ready for company." (Danielle)
"Well I'll just barbecue for you and the boys." (Rod)
TO BE CONTINUED...
This house is all of that and a bag of chips. It is huge! It was fairly easy to put together. I was able to do it by myself. They will start moving in sometime this weekend. Danielle will be ordering a couple of new furniture pieces that won't be delivered for about six weeks.