Hand over the keys, baby.
Homeowners for the first time.
Hop in the car and head to Lowe's. Or Target. Or Meijer :). Several times per day.
Hit head on light fixtures because there are no tables under them.
Oh my goodness, what are we doing to do with so much space?
Obsess over paint chips.
Offer to pay the neighbor girl to mow our yard.
Uh, where do we start?
Up comes the old floor.
Select the right color of paint after many trials.
Sleep in our own house for the very first time.
Spend quality time with parents, who thankfully know way more about home renovation than we do. And who graciously spent the weekend with us, working on the place.
Spread new paint on walls and lots and lots of oak trim.
Eat the cupcakes the cute neighbor kids brought by. (There were 7 of them and they spelled WELCOME.)
Enjoy making the place our own.
Experiment with paint colors. Thank goodness for the $5 quarts you can pick up at Sherwin Williams. We'd otherwise have painted the walls terrible shades of mint green and flesh-colored tan.
Examine arms and hands on a business trip and discover that there is still bits of paint on them. Classy.