Tuesday, May 27, 2008


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Friday, May 16, 2008

Sarah Ghiazza is BACK!!

All, just wanted to let you know that I changed my name (FINALLY!) and it is Sarah Ghiazza again!

My old emails will work, but if you want to get me quicker, email me at: sarah.ghiazza@gmail.com!!

Happy Weekened Everyone!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Water Dogs!

Those cute dogs deserve a post of their own this week!

On Sunday, we spent a few hours at the dog exercise area at Cherry Creek State Park and we had a great time! This is probably the best dog exercise area I have been too, and it was crowded on the beautiful Sunday afternoon!! We probably walked 4 miles or so in a huge loop with no leashes to get tangled!!! Fantastic!

The dogs got in the water and these pics of Sadie remind me of what a dog swimsuit photo shoot might look like - except without the swimsuit!! You can almost see the swager:

And Maggie had her share of fun too! She LOVED the water. It wasn't deep enough to really swim, but she just kept jumping in and out of the water and running across the sand at warp speed. And she found a little boyfriend that followed her for a while... good thing she is spayed!!

Dogs are so much fun!!

Construction Pictures, Week 2

Well another eventful week! Certainly the views are changing as the walls come down! Here is the view from the front of the house - you can see all the way to the back door, and I like it!

The walls are off in the kitchen - nice to see:

And this is another picture of where the wall was with all of the cords hanging down:

I made another huge payment today. I would love to see more progress for how much I have invested, but changes are happening and I need to be patient that this will all come together. By the end of this week, the new wall in the bedroom should be framed along with the moved stairway. Next step is to get all the cabinets ordered which might be my favorite part! From the Aristrokraft website, I have chosen the style and stain that I want. Next is picking how many drawers I need and what I want the pantry to look like - should be fun!!

I'll keep the updates coming! I am so excited for this weekend! There are a couple of celebrations for Tanya (YAY!) and my mom is coming to Colorado for the summer - which means the summer is starting!!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

First Construction Pictures!! Week 1

Demolition has started and here are a few pictures of what they got done in the first day or so... There is so much to do, but it is so nice to walk in and see that people were actually working!!

This first picture is of the wall between the living room and the kitchen. It is coming down to make room for the larger kitchen / bar sitting area. Check out that old construction! Those are boards with plaster between them instead of plywood! Weird!

Sorry this next picture is a little blurry, but you can see that the cabinets are off the walls and the tile is ready to be taken down. Also the range and dishwasher are out and being collected tomorrow morning by someone who reconditions and then sells them (or gives them to habitat for humanity type people)!

This is an angle that will be in most of the posts. This is the view from the front door looking in. You can see all the old cabinets!! (Also being donated / recycled - yay!)

Ok, that is all that has really changed in 2 days! More fun is sure to come! Hope you enjoy the pictures of change!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

And so it begins!

Eric and I went by the house today to show John the "before" house and guess what? Some of the kitchen cabinets were in the living room!!! I can't tell you how excited that made me! We are officially started!!!
The master plan is to be completely done by September 1st. They actually think there is about 2 weeks of slack in the schedule so they may finish a bit sooner. I really like this contractor - so professional and on top of things. They will give me a report every other week on the progress and if they are not on track, I don't pay 'em!!

So, you are all officially invited to my house on Monday night, September 8, 2008 for the first regular season BRONCO game!! We play the Raiders (in Oakland) - what better way to warm up the house than with the Broncos vs Raiders!

Here are some of the kitchen before pics:

Bye bye 1980s kitchen!!!

Now I have lots of work to do - like pick out a pooper, kitchen and bath fixtures, tile, paint, cabinets, lighting options, oh my this is overwhelming just thinking about it. But I am so ready to be started!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Ah the joys of a puppy...

This is a little good news / bad news story...

The other day I was at work thinking to myself that I didn't really like the shoes I was wearing and I wanted a new pair. But I didn't think I should spend money on shoes right now when I have a house sucking all of my money. Anyway, less than 24 hours later, they looked like this:

This happened in the 15 minutes I was in the shower! Those puppy teeth are sharp and right after being spayed, I really didn't think she had this much destruction in her... I remembered a conversation I had with Tanya about a great shoe store on Broadway (Thanks Tanya!) so I headed over there and found these new shoes:

Surprisingly enough, I didn't have my eyes on Maggie one other morning last week and she also ruined my brown sandals, so I replaced them too!!

This is what we need to do with her to keep her from ruining things:

Just kidding - this is from when she was helping us pack ;)

In house news, we racked and sucked up 11 bags of junk from the house on Sunday. My arms are aching but it looks a whole lot better - still more to do of course! Then Suzie and Mike made a chicken dinner for us which was wonderful!! Especially because we were too dirty for a restaurant and too tired to cook. THANKS neighbors!!