Sunday, October 07, 2007

Open for Business!

OK, so I have told you previously we have a room in the basement which we are planning to use as an office and guest bedroom, right?
Little by little, we had been working on that room. We had painted the walls and Brian installed a couple extra electrical outlets. He was changing out the light fixture (It had been a neon light - very bright and rather noisy. Just didn't seem fitting for a bedroom.) and my job was to paint the ceiling, which I planned to get to - someday.
Someday came upon me quickly. We had a guest coming Friday night, so I painted Wednesday, bought carpet Thursday and had it installed Friday - a full six hours before our guest arrived! Sometimes I need serious deadlines to get things finished.
So, we are officially ready to receive guests. Here's a picture of the room waiting for you whenever you're in my neighborhood.
Seriously, if any of you blogging buddies of mine are ever in mid-Michigan and need a place to stay, you are welcome in my home!

Of course, if you stay here, you're going to need to be OK with bugs. Ring did it again. She laid another egg sac last night. I didn't know a praying mantis could lay more than one egg sac, but now I do. Yep, we have three egg sacs which Joshua is already planning to carefully place around our yard in the spring.
But don't worry, the bugs are all kept in Joshua's room upstairs and the guest room is in the basement. The only other critter in the basement (besides Elizabeth!) is Chloe, Elizabeth's mouse. You should be safe enough. *grin*

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kreed said...

Oh my word! More eggs?!?! I can't wait to hear how it goes in the spring!

Want to come work on my basement? Your room looks great!

Karen said...

I'm on my way, it looks fabulous! No tarantula (hee hee), locust or bug could keep me my airfare now :-)

Ang baylis said...

Okay... you said it! I will be in Okemos...visiting my son at MSU! I'd much rather stay with you then stay with four extremely messy college boys! ...just kidding!

I think I had a praying mantis on my car the other day! It scared me half to death!

If you are ever in Clarkston you can stay with ME! We have a basement ... and spiders!

Angie xoxo

Sue @ praise & coffee said...

It looks adorable!

I love your timing- that is so me!


StaceyStace said...

Looks great! My husband, Mark grew up in Spring Arbor, MI. The kids are wanting to visit his family (they really want to experience snow). We'll try to book early! ;)

Heather @ Desperately Seeking Sanity said...

I'm so coming to visit!

Anonymous said...

Your room looks very cozy! I am so amazed by your patience with the bugs. I would fail that motherhood test for sure!

Joyful Days said...

That room is lovely!! I've never been to Michigan. Now...hmmmm...if I start driving...well maybe someday.

I would love to have a nice room for guests. Grown-up guests. Kiddos, we can sleep plenty of them.


Coach J said...

ok, in the back of my mind, I had been planning a trip to Michigan. But, I have to be honest. I don't do well with mice in the house. I just couldn't sleep.
Who am I kidding? If I'm there, we won't be sleeping! There'd be toooo much to talk about! :)

Sweet Mummy said...

Now another reason to visit Michigan! My best friend lives in Saline (don't know where that is in relation to you) but I do know that we'll definitely have to make a trip that direction probably within the next 5 years. The room is beautiful, by the way!