Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bathroom Update

 Well, the bathroom is not exactly where I wanted it to be when we returned to school, after spring break, but there are many improvements. The walls are up and painted and the floor is ready for tile.
 I am hopefully that this weekend will bring the completion of this phase of the bathroom remodel.
During the break, I also found a little time for crafting. I started this blanket back in July of 2010(!!) It had been hibernating on my couch waiting for me to come back to it. Since I had a large influx of Lamb's Pride wool in many beautiful colors I decided to pick up the hook again. It feels great to finish a row and see the way the colors flow together. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Day 5

 Mudding drywall is not fun. 

End of Day 4

I didn't get as much done yesterday as I had planned, things just took longer than I expected.

We did get all the drywall up and most of the tape and mud. Today, we are doing a second layer of mud and working on the backing for the floor. Most things have to dry 24 hours in between layers which is throwing off my time table.

Also, I was mixed up about the day of my daughter's party. It's actually tomorrow. How could that happen, you might wonder.

 Well, we are going to see the 12:01 show of The Hunger Games- which is at 12:01 on the 23rd meaning the girls will be sleeping over tomorrow night not Friday night. My solution is put the door back on the bathroom and put caution tape up.

My goal is still to get the toilet and vanity in before returning to school on Monday.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

End of Day 3

 End of Day 3 and looking good.

We have an electrical outlet, a "level" floor, and some drywall is up.
Goals for today are: all drywall up with tape and mud, backing board for floor in place, light fixture and outlet attached.
Personally, I think we are making great progress considering this is our first major remodel. Our friend's were over last night till 10pm helping with electrical and drywall. I am so thankful to have them not just for their sound advice and help but for being our cheerleaders and giving positive feedback!!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 2 Bathroom Remodel

End of day 2 Vanity, toilet and drywall removed
One layer of vinyl flooring removed (1 layer of tile and sub-flooring to go)
Next on the agenda- put in electric outlet, new drywall, new light fixture and paint. Hopefully these items will be completed by end of day on Wednesday.

My daughter's birthday is on Friday and we are having 4 girls over for a sleepover so we need to get the vanity and toilet in by then. I think it's possible.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Remodel, Day 1

I have been unhappy with our bathroom since we moved in but haven't had the courage to take it on, until now. Here's some beginning pictures:

First, I took out the vanity and mirror. Then, I started on the tile but halfway through I decided that new drywall would be cheaper and easier soooo....
I am afraid but I have faith that it will work out somehow.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

More Swimming

Since it's been in the triple digits, this week, the only sensible thing to do is swim.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Summer's Last Chance/ Fall's First Glance

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Thursday, June 30, 2011


We have been swimming, a lot. The kids are perfecting their dives and front flips.

Thursday, June 23, 2011