Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Beth's Apartment

Our house has a daylight basement. When we first moved in, we began to talk about how we could make it into an apartment for Beth. Course, she was only 15 at the time. But we knew if we were here long enough, it would be perfect for her. Well, we've been here almost 10 years now. Sharaya is married and Diana is in the upstairs bedroom.

We are slowly making the downstairs into Beth's apartment. Today we worked on the living room. We found a cute coffee table at a thrift store for only $10! We rearranged some furniture and cleaned. Boy did we clean!

Beth went to karaoke and art class today and called me on her way home. "Mom? Did you an Dad finish my woom?"
The first thing she checked was her TV. She l-o-v-e-s her TV.

She checked out her music room. It will eventually be a kitchenette with a microwave and small fridge. But for now, it's her music room. Her most favorite thing after TV.... is music!

The door in the living room picture is to the stairs. The door in the music room picture is to her bedroom. (The paper taped to the doors are her list of rules. Rules she created and that are to be followed when you are in her house.)

She sat down on the couch, looked around the room again and said, "Wow."

I love it when she's happy. :)


Becca said...

Wow, that's awesome! What a fabulous space for Beth to enjoy some independence in.

Heidi said...

How exciting for Beth!! It looks like a great place for her.