Awwww...."We've Only Just Begun" by the Carpenter's...can you all remember THAT song? I wish I was savvy enough on this ole computer that I could send the song along with my post...but alas...I am a little "slow" in that area...plus my speakers aren't working properly...so I couldn't be sure that I was sending the correct song. For all I know I could be sending something like "Redneck Mother" or a song equally as crass...hmmmm...kind of sad I know that song....huh?
Now...for one of the reasons I am posting today. We've just begun the process of interviewing architects and builders for our new home. We met with a builder on Saturday...and we liked him...but of course we HAVE to interview more... RIGHT?...so we can make an informed decision...RIGHT? I mean after all we will be retiring in this home, hopefully...RIGHT? So, it is very important to do all of your homework when getting started on a project of this magnitude...RIGHT?. Please tell me I am RIGHT...AND...because lovin' hubbin' is having to travel so much with his new business venture...I'm the LUCKY gal who gets to do all the touring of homes in various stages of completion and a large part of the interviewing process...and all the phone calling...not to mention...looking for brick, colors, designs, roof lines, stone, faucets, crown molding, front porches, doors, well...you get the picture. Actually, I am rather enjoying it( but again I have JUST started the process, talk to me in 9 months )...but there is so-oooo much information to take in...so-oooo many questions to ask...and so-oooo darn much to remember. Of course THAT IS the hardest part for me...I am so afraid I may leave out a bit of valuable information to pass on to hubbin before we make this decision...and NO that would NOT be a good thing...Martha! I thought about investing in a tape recorder to record what each builder and architect says...BUT I won't because I absolutely hate the way my voice sounds on tape. Vain...yes...much! Luckily I am off the hook a bit on the whole "recall" aspect...because as of now...I'm just doing the leg-work...setting up meetings with potential picks...so I am playing the role of hunter/gatherer at this stage of the game (ewww-weee I've always WANTED to do that)..later I will play the role of decorator, buyer and project manager! I even have a "pink" hardhat...can you believe that??? Yes, I do...and I'm going to WEAR it...well... maybe...yea, it's all about the accessories and outfits...RIGHT? I mean if I am going to play a "role" I might as well have the correct wardrobe to go with it...RIGHT???..actually the hard hat was a gift from my husbands office staff a couple of years ago while he was completing the latest big project...we had to have them to wear on the site!
Anyhoo the REAL reason I am posting is...I received an email from my blogging bud...Sandi...as in Aunt Sandi...Kari's...Aunt Sandi...and she asked...I mean told me to quit slacking and get going on my blog and start "dishing" the dirt on what's happening in my life...and when she tells me to do something...I do it!! Cos I lover er' that much!! So there you have it, all the scoop about my latest adventure!! I'm really up to my eyeballs with building plans, pictures, samples, swatches...ok...ok...not the eyeballs yet...but soon, very soon!! I will try my best to report in as often as I can...in fact I MAY set up another blog-site to keep a diary on the new home progress. Not sure on that one yet (so don't hold me to it...Aunt Sandi)...in the meantime...hope all is well with each of my cyber-friends...ummmm yea...that's what I call you because...sweet hubbin' just doesn't know who I'm talking about when I call you by your real names or your blog names...he just kind of tilts his head to one side with a very puzzled look on his face...so now...you're all my "cyber friends"...is that kind of like an imaginary friend??? hmmmmm
This is a picture I took of a home a few weeks ago when we were first looking around to see what was out there to copy...I mean build!! It is an older home in a beautiful neighborhood in Dallas...I love the older neighborhoods and figured it was a great place to start. I think they are calling my style French Country... I call it Country French w/a traditional twist...and a little kick of serendipity to boot! No way are they going to BOX me in!!