Phase 3 Renovations Week 4—Moving Right Along at a Snail’s Pace

So this job that was supposed to take about 3 weeks has now approached
Week 5 but it’s my fault for choosing materials that had to be shipped in
from across the country. The first thing to arrive was the window trim.

My camera doesn’t do this justice at all but it’s a bright sea green and
Tyler, the
installer, has the patience of Job. He’ll need even more when
it’s time to do the grout.

Next came the oversize subway tile and, again, my camera doesn’t show the
colors well. The background is kind of an off white and the swirls are gray and
a sort of bronzy brown. The fixtures will be bronze to pick up that color…and
now we have another delay because the shipment was short by one box.

You’ll remember Giselle’s adventure with the hunky firemen
during the kitchen renovation last December, right?
http://tinyurl.com/yc9zuj2l
We’ve kept her and Holly closed up in my bedroom during the festivities
but, one day, she escaped and was quite sure no one would notice 😉


The tile is looking good but that last box won’t arrive till next week while
we’re on a trip to Kentucky to visit Laura so work will pick up again in
about 10 days. The vanity should be ready about that time, I hope.

If you’re thinking the window looks off center, you would be right. I’ve
always wondered why the builder did that way back in 1962
but it is what it is and I’m not OCD enough to care!


And, finally, having nothing to do with the bathroom, I had a few pieces
of furniture hauled away, including a large china cabinet. We found this
between the cabinet and the wall and it must have been there at least 15
years. This is my grandson, Drew, who’s about to turn 24 😉

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Phase 3 Renovations Week 1—Here We Go Again

This time, we’re doing the upstairs hall bathroom (mine but
not a master)—long-awaited but dreaded at the same time
because it means I have to traipse up and down stairs to
have access to a bathroom but it is what it is 😉

The tear down went really quickly. We’re gutting the whole thing so I
guess that makes it easier, not having to be as careful about preserving things.

Those of you who followed along with the kitchen renovations will remember
Giselle, the cat who had to be rescued from the walls by the kitty-loving
hunky firemen, so you’ll understand why we keep the door closed. This is
precisely the kind of hole in the wall she loves, wretched cat 😉

While all this is going on, other folks are taking care of my large dead
tree. Very large, very dead, looming over my bedroom.

I bet the neighbors are loving the sight of my front porch 😉

And, apropos of nothing but still really cool, I found this lady
on my car at the drugstore right before Labor Day. I know they’re
heartless maneaters but I can’t help thinking they’re nifty critters,
They’re supposed to bring good luck if they land on you but my
car is quite close enough, thank you very much!

Happy 4th!!

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BE SAFE AND HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Always Remember

Memorial Day is meant to remember
the men, women and canines who
have lost their lives while serving in
the armed forces. Today, we honor
them all for their sacrifices.

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From inside the Virginia War Memorial

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Arlington Cemetery

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Back to Semi-Normal

The past 5 weeks have been a bit rough
but I’m back on track now, maybe almost
as good as this little furbaby says 😉

Laughs in the Wild

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Have a happy day!