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We are so close to the end and we are so excited!!!  Well, at least close to the end of the work on the addition.  In July we will begin the work on the existing space and I think that will be the hardest.  But the schedule has worked out amazingly and we are able to go on vacation for two weeks while the messiest work will be done indoors.  Yippee!!!  Here are some pictures from the latest progress... Before and after of the exterior siding...

Before and after of interior doors...

Day in the life:  a little bit of basketball (OK, a lot of basketball!)...

... a little bit of riding bikes and/or scooters...

... and "loving" on Pumpkin.

This whole process has gone as smoothly as Joe and I ever could have dreamed.  It really has been great.  One recent hiccup has been the cabinet design for the master bathroom.  Our sconces, sinks and plumbing were not lining up to provide us optimal cabinet space.  It was one step of the process that I thought would take us 20 minutes to talk about and ending up taking us several meetings and many hours.  And it still hasn't been decided on...  Yikes!!!  Here are some drawings that were made during deliberations.  Wanted a memento.

So, as I said, this process has gone very smoothly.  It is just hard living in the house during construction.  It can be deafening at times.  I hope the workers wear ear plugs!!  But, they have been very considerate when I have clients come.  Still, it is always something...  Joe called me two Friday nights ago while I was at Verdae Park at a session and said that they had begun sanding the sheetrock.  Evidently there was sheetrock dust shooting through the plastic wall that separates us from the addition.  He ran around and closed doors, and threw sheets on everything.  We just had to dust everything that night and dust is still settling.  Here is some of the insulation in the addition holding all of the dust.  Yuck!!!

OK, so one morning this week I pulled myself away from work to spend some quality time with Louie.  I asked her what she wanted to do and she said that she wanted me to take her picture.  So, she dressed herself and away we went.  We had a lot of fun.  I have to say that she is so cute!!!!  ;) Since we were having a "modeling session" I asked her to pose herself.  Here are two of the pictures she designed!!  ;)