Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer's Here!!!!

(I'm a little late in posting this, but it's only a week late, so I'll just say I'm on Belize time.)

Today is the first day of summer and here in Camarillo, we have what they call the June gloom. The fog lingers until late morning, clears up for a little while in the afternoon and then returns in the early evening, sometimes for only a couple of hours, sometimes all night. The high and low temperatures will only be a few degrees difference, usually in the low 60's (16-17C) to the low 70's (20-21C). But next year at this time, I will probably wish for days like this. Consejo is in the 90's (32-34C) right now with high humidity and just a little wind. I don't think we'll mind the heat too much. Just learn to adapt and take naps or swim during the heat of the day.

We went out for Chinese food the other night and my fortune cookie for told our future. Now we just need to make it come true.

The kitchen remodel continues, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and I hope we can finish it up by Friday. It's a week later than I wanted, but the paint on the cabinets is taking longer to dry than expected.

In the mean time, while Mischelle works on sanding and painting the cabinets, I started to work on the tiling for the counters, back splash and flooring. The design for the back splash will require a lot of cut tiles but it will be worth it in the long run.

And finally, the finished kitchen.

We ended up spending around $800 for everything, but it looks so much better than before. If we remove the microwave, it will give the appearance of a larger counter space. We figured they will probably remodel the kitchen at sometime in the future, but at least it's not too bad for now and everything looks fresh and updated.

A couple of houses in our tract have recently come on the market, both offered by the same real estate company. I don't know where these people have lived for the last couple of years, but the prices they are expecting to get are a little bit out there. Maybe they could get that 2 or 3 years ago, but now....???

But it raises the standard for the neighborhood and if we price ours right, we'll be out of here in no time.


sandy a. said...

Reminds me of that show on HGTV show "The Unsellables"! Looking good though, and for not too much $$.

Perry and Mischelle said...

HGTV is one of the reasons we had to do the upgrade. So many people watch the shows on HGTV these days that you really need to "stage" the house to get it sold at the right price.

Donna said...

Good work you two! It looks wonderful! Should sell that house in no time.