Friday, July 13, 2007

OK, I took some pictures. This is the kitchen, looking towards the living room. On the right is the door to the cellar, ahead is the door to the living room and to the left is the door to the porch. We are covering up the brick with wallboard and the fireplace will have a granite surround and a gas insert inside.

This is the kitchen looking the other way. On the left is the door to the dining room. That has been expanded since I took the picture, so it's about twice the width that the picture shows. Ahead is the doorway to the back door and the garage. The wall straight ahead is where my refrigerator and range were.

This is my laundry room and 1/2 bathroom. On the right out of the picture is where the washer and dryer are. The coat closet that we so cleverly turned into a pantry used to be here on the left. Now it's just bare walls.

This is the new master bath we're building. You can see the size of the old bathroom comparatively - it's that square of linoleum on the farthest left side of the floor. Or better yet, look at the window and the surround drywall on the left. That shows the size. Add one of those little single shower stalls and that's the old one. We'll still have a nice-sized bedroom when we're done.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

OK, it's day 3 of the renovations. I thought it would be done by now, or at least half-way done. Where is Ty Pennington and the Design Team? I thought I was supposed to get a trip to Disney World. Move that bus! Seriously, though, it is getting old and it's only day 3. Day 3! The floor in the kitchen is gone and we're walking on 1/2 thick plywood. It's kind of squishy if you step when there is no joist. Eek! I guess the work is coming along. I just wish it were done.

Monday, July 09, 2007

My kitchen is gone. The cabinets are gone. The ceiling is gone. The sink is gone. The refrigerator is gone. The closet in the entryway is gone. Gone, gone, gone.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Happy 4th of July! I know I'm a little late, but better late than never. We had a nice little holiday. We dropped the dogs off at the kennel and went to my mom's house on Northwood lake. We stayed Tuesday and Wednesday nights. This was the first time we slept over, as usually there isn't enough room - there are only 2 guest bedrooms - but this time I slept with my mom and Robert slept on a blow-up mattress in the living room. So we had a fun time swimming on Wednesday morning, and both nights we watched other peoples' fireworks. I think the neighbors must have spent in the thousands for their show last night. It's amazing the fireworks you can buy at the store these days. I can't believe it's not illegal.

This morning we woke at the crack of dawn and drove home for my dentist appointment. No cavities! Then I picked up the dogs - who were incredibly happy to see me. Then lunch with my friend Amy at Olive Garden. Yum!

Barney's eye is feeling much better. You could tell last week that he was in a great deal of pain because of his eye. He was lethargic and not playful at all. He barely even barked for his meal. Now he's a different dog. He's playing with Java and very interested in chasing squirrels again. Hopefully his pressure will be OK when we have him checked on Saturday.