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Old 01-14-2014, 04:12 PM   #121
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Looking more and more like a home! I love the color and shading in the walls. It's so cozy and inviting.

Hope you had fun shopping! I know I love to pick up new things for a new place.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:13 PM   #122
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Beth, this is so beautiful! You're going to be so very happy for the rest of your life there!

Your house makes our new Catina look like an overblown outhouse. What will be the first thing you cook in your new home? Do you have a name for your new home?

To me, as I've seen the photos, it looks like Serenity.

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Old 01-14-2014, 07:22 PM   #123
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I LOVE the walls .. they are spectacular. And that arched doorway ... and the marble .. it's all so beautiful !!!
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Old 01-14-2014, 08:17 PM   #124
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It is very exciting indeed. I don't ask the builder anymore when I might move in because I have learned...he doesn't know! His last guess passed 3 weeks ago.

The marble bath counter top is one of several serendipitous decisions that have occurred during this building process. The material was supposed to be granite. I have been working with the woman at the local tile store for almost a year now and she knows my color scheme and sensibilities. When I went in to give the okay for the granite piece, she wanted me to look at this marble slab that was left over from someone else's project. I knew immediately that it would work much better than the granite piece. The vein of red in the marble is identical to the grouting color in the shower that is right next to the countertop. That red will also be repeated in the floor tile grout. The marble was also about half the price as the granite.

Aunt Bea, I am reminded of the 2 years, 7 months, 14 days and 7 hours my husband and I lived in an 8'x35' house trailer before we moved into our 3600 sq ft house in 1986. I am living in the same square footage, 280 sq ft, as that trailer and I am getting a bit cranky not being able to cook properly or have a place to eat meals. I'm going to cook and bake my little heart out when I get to move in. Cat, I will roast a chicken and some au gratin potatoes for my first meal there. Yikes, I'll be cooking in a brand new oven.. a Maytag gas range for those interested.
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I haven't thought about naming the house, but a Blessing might fit.

Oh Cooking Goddess, I do not like to shop. It did turn out to be a bit of fun but mostly the fun is the drive down and back from Santa Fe. Coming back you are climbing a mountain and once over the top, the Rio Grande Gorge is displayed in front of you; that sight will always be breathtaking. I did get everything on my list and it all coordinates in color with the light fixtures and cabinet pulls, oiled bronze I think it is called.

I am very happy with the walls and arch. I was nervous about the color but I think it has turned out well. The house has a lot of natural light so the darkish walls look good. And it is not unusual to have this color for walls.

Thank you all in sharing my joy!
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:56 PM   #125
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The entire house screams quality, so much craftsmanship!
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:33 PM   #126
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I agree! Can't wait to move in, Beth! Absolutely lovely.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:50 PM   #127
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I love the idea of a Blessing for the house. I would suggest two. Having the Navajo bless it also can't hurt.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:40 AM   #128
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...Oh Cooking Goddess, I do not like to shop. It did turn out to be a bit of fun but mostly the fun is the drive down and back from Santa Fe. Coming back you are climbing a mountain and once over the top, the Rio Grande Gorge is displayed in front of you; that sight will always be breathtaking. I did get everything on my list and it all coordinates in color with the light fixtures and cabinet pulls, oiled bronze I think it is called....
Beth, I am not a shopper either. But give me the opportunity to head to Lowe's and I am so there! I'm glad you were able to get all your errands done. Himself and I have gone through the building process three times and I have found joy in each event - along with the stress moments. Just don't try and drag me off to a department store.

Also, we've been to Santa Fe, spending two days and a night there about a dozen years ago. We were charmed, and it is a mystical part of our vast, lovely land. Quite different from OH, as this fellow native Buckeye can attest to.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:58 AM   #129
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The entire house screams quality, so much craftsmanship!
Actually, I think this home doesn't know how to scream since it's built in a more mystical part of our country. I'm thinking whisper is more its style.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:05 AM   #130
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I love the idea of a Blessing for the house. I would suggest two. Having the Navajo bless it also can't hurt.
I think Cat was suggesting "Blessing" as the name for Beth's new home.

I remember having our home blessed every year after Christmas, right around the Feast of the Epiphany. We had our house here blessed when we moved in, but I never did see a notice in the church bulletin posting a yearly invitation to call the church and schedule an annual blessing.
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