Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Sunrise Vista Inn

So here's a picture of my little house. See that roof-line in the background? That's the owner's house and trust me, that's a tiny piece of it. On the other side is Flathead Lake and views of the Swan Range which I will post soon.

I wanted to do before and after pictures of everything Brent and I do to the place, but that boy works so fast I can hardly keep up with him. His first big project was re-building the little arbor over the entrance to the office and he ripped that thing down before I had a chance to photograph it. Here's halfway through:

We've painted the laundry room, bedroom and kitchen now and Brent's done some landscaping work. Today the new vinyl flooring (for god's sake don't call it linoleum if you don't want to date yourself!) and carpet are being laid. Still to be done is shampooing the carpet that's not being replaced, figuring out something for the inside of the kitchen cabinets which I don't think I can live with the way they are (any ideas?), finish any painting and try to talk Rex (the owner) into replacing the kitchen sink. Brent is very high-energy and it's been a challenge working with him. His ability to get things done, and fast, is impressive but his approach with his co-workers (um, that would be me) could use some work. Do you know you can kill more flies with honey than with vinegar? Honey's dripping all over.

Have I mentioned there's not a level floor in the place? Check this out:

This is the back door and part of the yard, which is fenced all around and sits at the bottom of a little hill, actually the whole thing sits at the bottom of a hill! It's kind of like being in a vortex and and there's no fixing that. But, hey, it's all an adventure anyway. And finally, the hotel:
I spend most of my time vacillating between being very excited and wondering what in the hell I've gotten myself into. All your prayers will be appreciated.


Anybeth said...

it's so cute! i love it!

Sherri said...

What an adventure! I'm jealous.

big Jenn said...

Prayers to you!Cute place.jeNN

Olivia said...

Oh it looks so great, Angela. And how exciting that Brent is a handy man. Whoo hoo, sounds exciting. And you definitely have my prayers! Love, O

Jules said...

It's adorable! fenced in back yard? Is there a pooch in your future?

vicariousrising said...

It looks like it has lots of potential. Very sweet. And it has its own handiman. :)