Monday, August 14, 2017

More Progress. New Floors and A New Front Door.

Happy New Week Everyone.

We have progress on the garage build.  They put the roof on yesterday and will be putting up the siding this week along with the garage door.  We are in the home stretch hopefully now with this garage.

We have had a few set backs this week with the contractor using the wrong wood in the ceiling and  the inspector shutting down any more building until that was fixed.    Ughhhhh!
I cannot wait for all of these crews to leave our lives.  I will not miss any of this!

Once the garage is done hopefully this week we can set up for the move in.  We will not have the drive way done until after we move in.

They do not want us putting the heavy POD with our stored stuff  on the new drive.  We will have to wait on getting the new driveway done until after our stuff is moved in.   At least we are moving closer to moving in.  I am almost afraid to type that statement!!!!



The new floors  have wide planks and a real wood feel.   Gives a nice cottage feel to the rooms.  This floor is easy peasy to clean.  Just swifter them and it is all good.   I have these new cottage floors throughout the house.

This is our old front door.  While it was ok I was not into the gold hardware and gold running through the window in the door.  A little dated for me!

I got this craftsman cottage door at Home Depot.  It was on sale and would give the house a more cottage entrance.  Terry had to make a few adjustments with the hardware not lining up from the old door to this new one.  Of course it did not line up no shocker there with how things go for us.  It was all ok, Terry has tools and could make this all work!!!


Since we are over budget with the set backs on the garage and basement I did not have any money for new door hardware.  No problem just took off all the old hardware and used this spray paint with primer to make all the pieces look new.

It worked pretty good.

This door has a better curb appeal and cottage feel.

Have a great new week ahead.  Wish us luck on getting the garage done without any more road blocks and the basement walls and ceilings in this week too.

PS...!!!!!
On a sweet note before I close this post.  We are going to adopt this sweet little girl.  Thanks for all your positive input on us adopting this sweet fur baby.

Her given name is Rosa and she is 6 years old.
It looks like her breeding days are over so that is why she is up for adoption.

While the breeder takes good care of his dogs they still are in a kennel and not in homes to be loved.  I wish I could take them all.  I am just glad this sweet girl has stopped cycling so she can now become a pet and loved in our home.

Rosa had a rough start to life in a home where she was not well cared for so the breeder took her back to breed because of her family line of show quality dogs.

Unfortunately for the breeder he only got one litter out of her and she has not cycled anymore.
I feel she is not cycling anymore with the stress of being pulled out of a home and put into kennel life.
 This is a business to him and he has no use for her once they cannot breed anymore.  This is why he is looking to place one of his prized  breeding dogs into a home.  Unfortunate for him but soooo fortunate for us.  We will take her in and love her like we did Cooper.

Now for a little help from all of you.

The breeder has not called her by her given name in the 2 years he has had her.  She will come to just about any name she is called.
We thought about leaving her name as Rose instead of Rosa,  but since that makes no difference to her what we call her we want to rename her.

Cooper's Name was Roscoe and he never answered to that and took to his name of Cooper that we gave him.  So we hope that Rosa will do the same if we change her name.

Here are the top three names we have picked out for her.  Would love for you to leave a vote for the one you think is a good one.

Emmy or Emma
Lucy
Peggy

Have a great week.
xoxo
Kris


87 comments:

  1. She looks like a Lucy to me. Sweet, sweet face.
    Good luck with everything in the coming weeks!

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  2. I love Lucy!
    SO glad your garage is far enough along you can plan moving. Love the front door with black hardware.
    Fingers crossed for a good week!
    Rita

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  3. You've been on quite a roller coaster ride with all this. It makes me very sad to think Rosa went from a home to a kennel and never even had her name spoke to her. I think she looks like a Lucy!

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  4. Good Morning Kris
    Oh your Garage looks fantastic already* love love love that new front door and your floors are beautiful. I am so happy you are adopting that sweet girl. Well I really love the name Emma so much but I have to tell you she looks like a Lucy to me. Good luck with your decision
    enjoy this glorious day Kris
    deezie

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  5. I know you are so over all the mess!! Love your new flooring. Great front door as I hate the gold running through mine and hope I can talk the man into changing ours some day, but I dare not mention that now with the bathroom reno going on. He might flip a lid!! Your husband and mine know how to make anything work. We are lucky to be married to handy men. Any name you pick will be perfect. I say go with the one that came to you first. I used to work with a girl who had a basset named Lucy.

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  6. Lucy was the name of one of our favorite dogs. I'd love to see another Lucy here on your blog! Fingers crossed for no more delays, Kris. I can only imagine how much you want to get settled in your own home. Love the floors, and the door!

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  7. Kris, It seems you kids have had to almost stand on your heads to get things done right on the new home. It should be much smoother now that the crews are gone. Terry did well on the door and you changing the hardware to black turned out nice. I love those wide planked floors. You know I love the name Emma. :):) I also like Emily. So that's my vote. Blessings to you and Terry for being so patient . xoxo,love, Susie

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  8. Lucy....LuLu!!!!
    I love the new front door.
    Setbacks are a way of life with construction. Good luck!

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  9. Great new front door! What curb appeal!
    You're right when dogs come to any name. I know when we adopted a rescue they told us her name was Sue but I liked Abby and she comes to Abby. So there you go whatever name you give her she knows she will be loved. Dogs can sense if you are the right one for them.

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  10. Yeah for all of the progress! I know you are as anxious to move into your home as I am in mine! I vote Emmy.

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  11. Lucy was the name I gave the dog who became my favourite of all 6 dogs that I've owned in my life. That name will always have a special place in my heart so I vote Lucy.

    Your door looks amazing and congrats on the garage (so envious!). Have a wonderful week Kris!

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  12. I vote for Emmy!
    I have enjoyed following your journey. Is there a post about the new floors? Are they hardwood, laminate, the new luxury vinyl?
    The door is beautiful!

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    1. Hi Rachel,
      If you go up on the side bar of my posts you will see the floor post in the July posts. The floor is from Menards and is made by Mohawk. They look and feel like real wood but are laminate. So easy to clean. They click together and no glueing or nailing. They are the nicest looking floors. I love them. Hope that helps.

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  13. So glad it is finally all coming together - love the floors and front door. Lucy is the name that stood out for me - her big, brown eyes remind me of an old friend who had that same name.

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  14. I love your new floors and that door! It's perfect for your cottage look! I want a new front door for the farm, but it will have to wait until after the wedding! Can't stress my guy out, lol. I cannot believe all the trouble you have had with permits, contractors and such. Grrrr! So annoying. I am going to pray especially hard for the rest to go smoothly so y'all can get moved in.
    I'm so happy you are going to give sweet Rosa a loving home. Rosa doesn't fit her at all! I say name her the name you feel fits her best - you will know which one resonates with her and you all. I think you are right about her not cycling because of stress. Poor baby. But it's good because she gets to go to a loving home.
    Have a wonderful week, Kris! I'm believing all will go smoothly this week!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  15. Lucy. That way when you walk in the door you can call out "Lucy, I'm Home"! Your door fix is exactly the same issue we had when we moved into our small house. We had a similar front door and purchased the same door you did. It looks so much better! Have a good week.

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  16. I'm so glad you decided to start living in your new home with this precious bundle of joy! She is one lucky dog. Love the craftsman door! Perfect for that home. I was going to tell you to paint the hardware, but then I scrolled down and you were way ahead of me. I'm so happy that you'll be moving soon into your new home. And that Rosa, Peggy or whatever you name her will be with you soon.
    Brenda

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  17. So glad you are giving this sweet dog a fur-ever home! I'm in the minority with the name Peggy...although "Lucy, I'm hooooome!" resonates nicely...ha! Your front door is perfect for your cottage. The floors look great...things are moving along...can't wait to see all your chippy goodness in place. xoxo

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  18. So glad things are moving along again. Hurrah!!!!!

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  19. Hi Kris, been a while. Taking a break since the new infusion drug. Good things happening so enjoying parts of my life I haven't had f or two years.

    So happy you are getting another fur baby. I'm in the minority, I love Emmy.

    Cindy

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  20. LOVE the door, LOVE the floors, LOVE the new fur baby! so glad things are starting to get moving again!

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  21. At first I was going to say Emmy !!
    But then I really looked at the picture of her sweet face and her reddish ears and
    She really looks like a Lucy to me.
    All she has been through in the kennel and yet her eyes look so happy.
    She knows Her forever new Home is near.
    Love the new Door.
    Cannot wait to see the decorating begin.
    Enjoy it all even with the setbacks.

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  22. Well, I thought she looked like an Emma...but it seems like Lucy is the clear choice! The house looks great. We need a new front door, too. I love the one you chose. Fingers crossed that the crews are out of your hair very soon. Here's hoping!

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  23. Lucy Lucy Lucy! She will bring you happiness and her reddish hair is just like Lucy. I am so happy you are going to spoil her. She deserves s happy home. God bless you and your hubby for saving her. You place is looking very nice!
    Blessings

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  24. Yay on the garage! A lot has been accomplished. Your front door pick is perfect, Kris! And you made the hardware look great! And yay for deciding to adopt Rosa! She will be sooooo happy as your only dog, with lots of spoiling, no doubt! I like the name Emmy because it is easy to say and looks good on her, at least from this pic. But you will be best at deciding her name since you'll know her personality. I can't wait to see her living with you in your new cottage!

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  25. Your home is coming along beautifully! Love the black handles. I love the names that you have come up with. Emmy is my Mom's name and my good friend is Lucy and I went school with Peggy! See great names. How about Celie, - is means Angel! Whatever you pick it will be perfect because she will know it is from you.
    xoxo Jo

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  26. First of all, I vote Lucy. Second of all, I'm all caught up on the home updates! I LOVE that flooring! Maybe it was blessing in disguise that you couldn't sand the old stuff again??? Hope the rest of your updates go as planned and you get in the house ASAP.

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  27. I'm thrilled you're adopting that sweetie! She looks like a Lucy to me. Oh, the joy y'all are going to bring to each others lives! Yay! Love your new floors too. And great idea to paint the door hardware. Wishing you good luck that everything will fall into place and there will be no more delays. You'll be moved in before you know it. xoxo

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  28. I'm so happy you have taken an older dog into your home. I hope you receive great rewards for that. I vote Lucy because I have a Lucy also. Hugs,

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  29. So glad things are moving right along for you!!

    Emmy stood out to me, endearing. Looks like Lucy has the majority vote though.

    Hope all goes smoothly with the finishing of the garage and that you'll soon be moving into your new home. I like your new front door.

    FlowerLady

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  30. Kris, I know it is different for you, having to live through it, but seems to me that garage went up awfully fast. Anything seems "fast" in comparison to how we work around here! The new door is just perfect. Sets up what will be going on inside so well. Hardware looks good as new. I am so happy for you and little "Lucy". What a doll. I'm so glad she is getting her forever home, that breeding process must be so hard on those poor females. Glad she is through with all that. Our daughter wanted us to adopt another little dog, just like Kai, only white, named Bella. But hubby said no for now. Kai said he was sure hoping he could share his bed with Bella, I told my daughter, "Typical male"!!!..Happy Monday..xxoJudy

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  31. Forgot to say those floors are scrumptious!!xxoJ

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  32. You and hubby need a Lucy in your life!!!! Love those floors.

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  33. House is looking great! I vote for Lucy.

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  34. She looks like a Lucy to me. I know she will love her new home. Congrats to you three.

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  35. Rosa to me.......she looks like a Rosa and that is a darling name....2nd choics is Lucy. She's a lucky girl to find you two. I would call her Lucky! My sister adopted a greyhound from a shelter and they named her Lucky! Because she was.......lucky Lucy. She looks so much like Cooper! so glad your garage is coming along and love your new cottage front door. Hugs......

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  36. I love the name Lucy! Congrats on your new adoption! Love your new door. I'm glad to see that things are starting to speed up for you. I'm not a patient person so I can relate to your frustration.

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  37. Hi there Kris, good luck on everything on your new house. It is a lot you are dealing with and very stressful. In the end it will all work out great for you guys. It helps to have a handy husband like yours too.
    I really think your dog is just the cutest and congrats to you with her. I really like her name Rosa but I also like Lucy. Have fun picking out a name for her and give her hugs from me and Bosco.
    Hugs, Julie

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  38. Yay, I see a garage! Much better choice for the front door. Well Lucy just has that perfect ring to it or my second choice, Emma. Sounds like you're on the home stretch (finger's crossed).

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  39. I would call her ROSE! I know it's not on the list. I think it fits her!
    Love your new front door! It's perfect for the cottage! You guys are amazing with all the work you do to make your new cottage awesome!
    deb

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  40. I would call her Peggy. Or Emmy Lou. That is another beautiful name. She is a sweetie, I know the name Sweet Pea is not on the list but that is another name that would really fit her disposition. Another name you might consider is Molly or Miss Molly. Good luck on all your set-backs. It really is frustrating when a contractor makes enough mistakes to send you over budget and postpone all the finish work so you can move in. But oh boy will it be worth it. Can't wait to see all your decisions on how to work with your chippy pieces. Your front door really made the cottage feel curb appeal. Also love the floor choice. If you couldn't save the original floors, those were a great choice. I wish I had floors that you could just swift and forget about. But when you rent, you make do. Can't wait for you to move in and show more of the house. Best Wishes to smooth sailing and move. Margaret

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  41. Your door is looking awesome... We now going though the remodeling phase, this is very hard ..

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    1. Reno's are the worse things to live through. Hoping yours goes well.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  42. Your house is really taking shape, and I love your front door! I know you can't wait to bring little LUCY home ;P

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  43. Hi Kris, Everything looks like it is coming along great at your new cottage. I love the new door so cottagey and the new flooring is gorgeous. Thank goodness you are doing that while still empty. We just finished a major handscraped wood flooring project in three rooms and staircase but thankful the crew moved all the furniture!! So glad that sweet fur baby will be coming to live with you. I think she looks like an Emmy!!
    Hope the garage finish continues well. Have a good week dear one. xo

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  44. YEA, I just knew you would go and get Miss Sweet Emma. She is darling and she will be well loved at your home.

    The door looks terrific and WOW on the garage. So your moving right along.....

    Lot of hugs for Miss Sweet Emma.

    Mary

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  45. PS love the floors also and they definitely look cottage
    Mary

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  46. Kris,
    Your new door is a perfect fit for your cottage. You are fornuate that your door size can be purchased mass market Home Depot. We just custom ordered a new front door, 8-10 week wait, solid thick mahogany 6 paneled with a modern cut and way to expensive. But that's the problems you have with old houses. Your wood floors look pretty and I know you will love them. Congrats on your sweet girl who will be adored.
    xoxo

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  47. Hi Kris, Your floors look great and the new door is beautiful too. I love that you chose black for the hardware makeover.
    I'm so happy for you and Emmy :) that you decided to adopt her. She'll finally have a loving home.
    xo Julia

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  48. Yes that front door and the shaker style panels is a perfect fit for your cottage. Loving the progress and hopefully we will see you completely moved in soon enough.
    As for Rosa, she will have a dream family caring for her and a perfect cottage life.

    Xx
    Dore

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  49. So glad you're taking this sweet fur baby into your loving home! I asked her and she requested Emmy or Emma. Those are her favorites! Really happy that the garage is coming along and hope that the basement will soon. Love the floors and the new front door! Much better suited to the style than the old door. You have the same porch light that we have here and we also had it at our othet house! Still working on my emailing. Sorry it's taking a while. Love and hugs!

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  50. So glad you're taking this sweet fur baby into your loving home! I asked her and she requested Emmy or Emma. Those are her favorites! Really happy that the garage is coming along and hope that the basement will soon. Love the floors and the new front door! Much better suited to the style than the old door. You have the same porch light that we have here and we also had it at our othet house! Still working on my emailing. Sorry it's taking a while. Love and hugs!

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  51. She looks like a LUCY to me!!!!! Congratulations, on all levels, Kris and Terry! AND, that door. My neighbor put up this very same door on his newly sided cottage and it looks SO fantastic. Finally, that garage is up and my dear friend, only a matter of time until all of this settles. I wish you continued happiness with this cottage AND with Miss LUCY!

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  52. P.S., smart idea for the hardware. Looks great!

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  53. Lucy is by far my favorite! Everyone that hears you calling her will just smile at that name and she looks like a Lucy for sure. Love the front door, can't wait to see all the changes, you guys have great taste! If you're ever in MN, you can help me decorate some of my areas. :-)

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    1. Be careful what you wish for I might be at your doorstep someday lol!

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  54. I'm so glad you are giving that sweet girl a home, Kris! I'm partial to the name Lucy as my sweetie's cat is named Lucy - he rescued her from the side of the road during a snowstorm when she was just a teeny baby! I love your new front door - I have been thinking of painting my doors (of course when will I have the time??????) but haven't settled on a color yet. I also need a new screen door, the old one has had it. It's always something, isn't it?

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  55. I hope that the garage will be finished soon so you can move in! Love the floors and the door!!! .... and I think she looks like a Lucy Lou to me!!!

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  56. I like the thought of her being called by her original name Rose.

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  57. The floors and door looks great..the door certainly is much so cute for a cottage home...Remodeling is the worse thing one can go through...and then some.. Hope things are moving in the right direction for you now. Whenever I see your dogs sweet face I get a sense of a kind, gentle soul. To me, Emma just suits her...Pretty and all the makings of a fine lady!

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  58. I love the new front door...very pretty and classic.
    One of our grandgirls named her puppy Emmy so I am partial to that name. She sure is a cute dog.

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  59. This post just warms my heart Kris! Look at that precious face! It's almost as if Cooper sent her to you. The right name will come to you, but admittedly I'm fond of Lucy. Probably because that's my nickname (reddish hair and always getting into trouble).

    Your door is perfect, and great idea to paint the hardware. Necessity is the mother of invention!

    xxx

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  60. I like the new door a lot. And what a great idea to keep the hardware and paint it... I hate the handle on my front door... Maybe I could do something like that...
    I like the fact that the name Lucy means "light". But I'm pretty sure you'll find the perfect name as soon as she's with you.

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  61. I vote for Lucy.It seems like a perfect name for her. I hope your garage is done soon and you are able to move in. xo Laura

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  62. My vote is for Emma, she looks like an Emma to me.
    I love the new door. You have such a good eye for what to do. It looks great.
    Carla

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  63. Lucy is such a cheerful name! I'm so happy to see this, Kris! I knew you would someday. Lucky lucky Lucy--or whatever you decide to name her! I understand how you wished you could take all of them into your home. When we went to the dachshund rescue place there were about 30 there and after we chose our two boys I could hardly look the others in the eye, I hated leaving them there, although this was one of the best rescue organizations I'd ever seen.

    So glad to see the garage taking shape! And my husband and I both love the new floors. I had to call him to come look at your post and the new front door because he knows how I hate this old solid one. I just had to pin it just in case.

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  64. I vote for "Lucy" as I have a Lucy who is half Chihuahua and half Maltese. She is only six pounds and we love her with all our heart. I call her Lucy Bell or Lucy Goosey, lol. Good luck with your dog, they are the best!

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  65. It's looking like your home. Congratulations on your dog.

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  66. I vote for Emmy or Lucy, I think those are both cute names to fit such a cute dog. :) It sounds like she has gone to a great home! My husband and I have three dogs and they are our babies! Spoiled rotten. :)

    I love the door you replaced your old one with! I bet it made such a huge difference. So simple but so beautiful.

    Chasity

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  67. Lucy!! Good luck with your new family member....love your front door, too!

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  68. So glad to see the progress is coming along. Before you know it you will be walking through your new front door on a permanent and regular basis. BTW the door is perfect for your cottage. I love the name Emmy for your new little girl. She looks like a sweety. And I am sure she will feel as if she is living in paradise in your home. Luck to you in the continued progress of your cottage

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  69. I vote for Lucy reminds me of the word lucky . I am so glad she will have a loving home and it may take a month for her to love her new home however she will adjust. I learned this from past adopting dogs

    Love how the new home is coming along

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  70. I had a dog many years ago that was called Peggy. She was a Beautiful dog, and I, off course, can't remember the name of her sort now!! Can it be German Shephard? Well, she was a good dog.
    Your home will be fantastic and I only hope that you'll be able to stay there for many years.
    Love Elzie

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  71. Congratulations you two!!! So much excitement (and I feel your pain with the workers being there) and I love your new door. I too am blessed with a hubby to works miracles with all things DIY. So happy for you and your new girl! What a lucky, lucky pup. I know too many Emmas and one Peggy. Lucy is one of the nicknames that Geo calls me. I love that one. I like Daisy too... because it's a happy name and daisies are white... they match the decor just like she does. xoxoxox

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  72. I don't know how I missed this post before. What a mess you have had going on there. It looks like you are getting close to home row now. Thank God! It has been a long haul for you with one thing after the other.

    Love that you are getting a new 'baby' to love on. Your home would just not be complete without a pet in it. I am not crazy about the Emily/Emma for her but I do love Lucy and I just read the one above me and think Daisy is really cute too. Peggy was John's first wife so---feel free with that one. lol
    I like your new front door a lot. It is perfect for your cottage.
    Hope you have a good night- I am off to Mindy's house tomorrow. xo Diana

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  73. Oh wow! Once it the garage went up, it went up fast!
    I like Lucy, but I have a cat by that name. It means light.
    xoox Su

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  74. I'm a little late to the polling place, but I vote for Lucy. Thanks for explaining the reason the breeder ended up with her.

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  75. Wow! I love the new door. It looks fantastic! xo

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