Before I get to my news, I want to say that I think that this has been the fastest summer ever. Do you agree? Time gets away, days pass, and before I know it...a week is gone. Soon it will be time to turn the calendar again. School has started for many. It has in my community. Slow down time! As much as I love fall, I'm just not ready to let summer go quite yet. I have flowers to enjoy. Maybe not quite as many as in the beginning of the season. Some have given up fighting for their lives in the heat of summer. I also have more patio sitting to do and stars to watch on a summer's night and I want to wear my sandals and capris a while longer.
The days have passed by so fast that I really haven't noticed that we didn't get very far from home this summer. We did take a day off last week and traveled not too far to see something very exciting. To me, at least. I'll share that story in another post.
But now, for my big news....we finally have a bathroom that is mostly finished at The Project!
Here is the Before and After....
Everything was taken out and a subfloor put down with new flooring on top. The new stool, as you can see, was put in on the other side to make a wee bit more room as this is a very small bathroom. A new tub and shower surround was put in, also a new vanity, and some of the walls were replaced with new drywall and the rest skim coated and sanded down prior to painting. The window was replaced earlier. All that remains to be done, besides decorating and hanging a shower curtain, etc, is a little trim work and caulking. If we decide to put up some crown molding, that will be done later.
Through the window in the bathroom, you can see the door that goes into the spare room off the deck. The deck should be finished this week, weather permitting. It is raining as I write this.
The new roof is finished over the deck and spare room. A wall which was partially removed in the kitchen to get the tub into the bathroom has been replaced and is ready for painting.
We have a lots of things yet to do. Those little things that take time, but we are getting there! The wiring that needs to be done will be the biggest challenge for BG. He'll also redo the closet in the spare room now that the new roof is on and there should be no more leaks.
The rest of the rooms need painting and the hardwood floors are going to get sanded and we'll then make a decision as to whether we need to put in some carpet.
It's exciting to see some results of all that planning, work and time spent looking for things we bought for the house last year! I think I spend 3/4 of my life looking for stuff. Neither one of us can remember where we put things. lol! Does that happen to you?
And just to make life even more interesting...guess what we found? I didn't know whether to laugh or cry.
In the end, I had to smile. They are just so darn cute.
Yes, the neighborhood momma has done it again. Brought us some kittens. Eight kittens. That's right. Eight little cutie pies. Two are calicos, two are diluted calicos, two are black with white paws and a little white on their noses. The other two are a gray and a gray and white.
Momma is really proud of herself. She was caught and we rounded up all the kittens, which were hidden back in some vines. We took them to The Project and put them in an empty bedroom with all the amenities a cat would need. The kittens will be tamed and when they are old enough to be weaned, we will take momma kitty to get fixed. No more surprises! I just hope we can find homes for all the kittens.
I hope you are enjoying these last days of summer. Many are taking blog breaks this month and I have certainly slowed down on blogging myself. Hope to get back to visiting more regularly soon!
Happy Tuesday to you!