Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Getting Things Ready

When we bought these two houses,
we needed to make them

There are bathrooms, kitchens, bedrooms with beds.
Living rooms with a couch and a few lamps.

But how do you make them a Home

You call your daughter for help
and head over to Costco.

We went Shopping!! 

It only took a couple of hours.
We loaded up one flat bed cart and two
regular shopping carts.

We needed two of EVERYTHING!
Two sets of pots and pans
Two sets of dishes.
Two vacuum cleaners.
Two coffee pots.
Two bundles of kitchen towels.
Two sets of brooms.
Two sets of silverware.
Two sets of glasses.

Each home sleeps 10!!
So we needed enough
towels for 20 people, plus backups!
Sheets, pillows and blankets in all sizes,
 plus backups.

Each bathroom needed a toilet brush, bath mat,
waste can and a hairdryer.
And don't forget a plunger or two.

I finally realized that between the two homes,
there are 7 bathrooms!

Shopping with Ila May, Isaac and Kimmy
was really a lot of fun!
I have NEVER shopped like that before.
People were staring at us .
One guy came up to us and asked,
 "Are you really going to buy all of that?"

  Once everything was packed in the utility trailer,

 (thanks to Mark and his outstanding packing skills!)
 we headed up to McCall.

We arrived and
 unpacked everything.
Then we unboxed all the items.
Boxes everywhere!

I also bought decorations, lamps and wall art for each home.

It has taken several trips back up, to
arrange and hang everything.

We don't mind going up.
Tom and I have fallen in love with McCall.

One of the trips we had a special helper.

Levi worked hard cleaning and helping
in every way.

His reward was being spoiled by his

Our last trip up was to install
all the TV's.

We are working hard to get
each home ready.
Our first guests arrive Nov, 8th.
They have rented both homes for a
family celebration.

to be continued....
 (a sneak peak inside each home)


"Commit to the Lord whatever you do,
and he will establish your plans."

Proverbs 16:3


  1. I knew there was a reason you bought two homes. You had a great helper there. I have a feeling he would have been spoiled by his grandparents whether he helped or not. Can't wait to see the homes all fixed up. I am amazed at all you bought.

  2. I got excited just reading this, Christine, I know you all are going to enjoy this for yourselves, and for making others happy too. Many blessings on this new journey.

  3. Looks like you have everything under control! Your new places look beautiful! Love Ila May's little purse! Looking forward to the sneak peeks!

  4. Awe, love the pictures. I bet you did have some eyes upon you while making those purchases. How fun! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  5. Wow, you really have a lot going on. That wa quite a shopping trip. TGFC!

  6. wowzers!!! Wanna come my way?? I have window treatments, and more, to decide and implement... and it's been how long since we've moved in here - to our new home? I did have a pretty good excuse, though.

  7. That would be an incredible amount of work to furnish two new homes! Wow! You had some amazing helpers, lots of hands make much work easier! May the Lord bless this new venture of yours :)

  8. I can't even imagine what your Costco bill must have been!! Good thing you had help hauling, unpacking and putting away all that stuff. Wow!


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