Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Monday, June 2, 2008

Mon June 2 ~ rambling updates

Last Friday, Janis and I went power shopping. My mantra was to pick out a tub for Monday morning. So we made a full day of it and managed to fit in some time to look at lights as well. The tub didn't come home with me that night. We ran out of time, but at least one was picked out. Thanks so much Janis, for your awesome advice and company! And for introducing me to the 'lady in the box.' (one of those talking "go this way, not that way!!' direction things while driving. I'm so not 2008 here..)

And total fluke, I got a call from the kitchen cabinet place to come in and make some choices and to glance at the floorplan. Whooohooo! That went REALLY fast as I saw my dream cabinets as soon as I walked in. Next step - waiting for the quote.

I then did a little campsite escape over the weekend (Cody went to his dad's) and ended up going to garage sales and finding a consumer book and decorating books and continued on my research. What better place to read up on renos away from the renos.. On my way home, I went past Garrison area and visited two open houses plus took pictures of wonderful trim colour combinations. I have done my homework!

Totally geared up to fly after all that inspiration, I returned to find more mudding and gyproc prep was done as well as some metal siding being put back on the house. I've heard through the grapevine that Micah, Josh and Jeremy have been showing up. Thanks guys!!

So here Monday rolls around, so off I go with this huge list of to-dos to get covered. I looked at appliances, wood stains, paint, tiles, found some cool lights, tub and tap shopping, cabinet place... the day sped by much too quickly. I HAD to bring that tub home today or else! So I got the tub.

The new tub is DEEP! And acrylic! And a beautiful non mouldy non scratched lily white! Looks like I'll be brushing up on my tiling skills again as I couldn't locate a nice surround for this beauty. I can barely contain myself that this thing will live in MY bathroom! You know all those pics we love to take of our kids? I have a few with cody in a big deep bubble bath and I've always looked at those pics with the broken tiles and finish off the tub and thought "Ick.. poor kid." Not for much longer now!

Good thing I obeyed! Vic and Ben showed up to look at the tub. And then worked on some wood trim around windows.

But more! Vic and Ralph were here in the AM and they cut some moulding and installed a toilet downstairs and ripped out my old vanity that now graces my front door area.

Even more! Jon and Rudy were here and put on some new heavy duty coating on the deck, to seal in against the house and protect the living space below. Had some major water leaks in the past from no flashing against the house plus leaky windows, and now it's all been addressed! I cannot wait for the next wind storm with heavy rain! No more indoor puddles around here.

It was an incredibly productive day. And I have a feeling the ball is really starting to roll now...

Thank-you everyone. Very, very much.

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