It’s Thanksgiving week. And I feel so busy! Our master bath is still rough plumbing and 2x4s…. I’ve got some cookin’ to do. Ok, just one casserole, but still. It’s on the list! I went somewhere at lunch today…my car died three times. Fabulous. I’m embarking on some DIY car repair tonight. Wish me luck. I hope it solves the problem. Gotta travel halfway … Continue reading Busy Busy Busy
As of today, both our heat registers and the vent from the downstairs bathroom have been rerouted. It did look like this: And now: We also have a drain for the new shower: And the toilet plumbing has been relocated (turns out he didn’t need to cut into the laundry room ceiling either!): And the bedroom heat register which found itself UNDER the new … Continue reading Construction Update
Over the weekend, we went from this: The closet, with one section of drywall removed. Looking into the bathroom from the closet. Flooring has been removed (a strip of carpet covers the sticky adhesive and makes the floor tolerable to walk on.) To THIS: New and improved!! NOT. The bathtub and old vinyl surround were installed pre-sheetrock, so the tub in this picture is … Continue reading Master Bath: Demolition!
We got our first snow last night! Average first snow for our area is October 19th…so we’re a little overdue. And, since we’re still on track to start our bathroom/closet remodel next week, we got started on some demo last night as well. Because we’re still using our bedroom and our bathroom (we’ll move out of them officially in the next few days), we … Continue reading It’s Snowing! Snowflakes and Sheetrock
Ahhh our front yard has that lovely sweet fall smell of rotten leaves. Sounds gross, smells good Has anyone ever tried using a leaf blower to Blow shredded bark mulch out of areas it shouldn’t be (like out of the rock mulch)? Blow leaves out of shredded bark mulch areas? Has anyone ever tried renting a leaf blower? Obviously, I’m thinking of trying … Continue reading Monday Musings
Got ugly brass lamps lying around? You probably don’t. But I bet you’ve seen plenty of them at the thrift store! I see them at Goodwill ALL.the.time and I’ve wondered what I could do with them….. They look a little like a candle holder, don’t they? And they’re always priced to sell. So….. I finally just dove right in and spent $2 on a brass … Continue reading Ugly Brass Lamps Repurposed
Merry Christmas? Meet our “Christmas rats”. They’ve prompted a few giggles and questions from our friends lately, so before I put them away, I thought I’d just get the story out in the open so everyone knows. 🙂 A loooong time ago, I was in Wal-Mart with my mom. I was hanging out in the Halloween aisle, looking at all the cool stuff, … Continue reading The Christmas Rats