About a month ago we started our final major renovation of our old house. I say final with some regret although we have done pretty much all we can do to this old house. There is a full size attic that could be made into a wonderful room, but that would entail building new stairs and a whole lot of extra mess that I am not prepared to deal with. So the construction part of this old house is pretty much done. We have a new kitchen, new wood floors, an addition added years ago that included a combination bathroom and laundry. And this year we remodeled that room as it was 36 years ago we added it. I sometimes wonder why I enjoy remodeling so much because when we are in the middle of it I want to pull my hair out because I don’t do messes too well. Yet, when it’s finished, I’m always happy.
I have shown our new screened in porch. Since we’ve had it built, it’s rained almost every day. We have had the rainiest June that I can remember. The farmers have not been able to get a lot of their crops in and I feel for them. We had yet another gully washer the other day.
It is nice to sit on the porch and hear the rain coming down on the metal roof. I plan to sleep out here sometime this Summer.
The new bathroom/laundry room has turned out even better than I could imagine.
It began with the tearing out of the old shower which was a tub/shower enclosure. Our contractor, who put the original bathroom in, was looking forward to doing his good work on this room again.
I really love this floor and it fits right in with the décor of this old house.
Because I am a quilter, I loved this tile when I saw it at Lowes and chose it for the floor of the shower.
The shower is a good deal larger than the original which we like.
It’s a small room, but seem roomier since we moved the sink.
I have wanted a pedestal sink ever since we bought this house over forty-two years ago and I never got one, so this was a must this time and I love this sink.
We purchased a new washer and dryer which I had to do some studying on how to use them. First time I tried the washer I “accidentally” hit the delay start button and had to wait an hour and a half before the first load would wash. But I’ve learned now and that won’t happen again.
We gave away our old washer and dryer and I advertised them on Facebook for free and who should contact me but the baby sister of my best friend in grade school. She lives an hour and a half away from us and said she could pick them up. She was getting them for her ninety-two year old mother. I hadn’t seen her since she was a little girl when I use to go to her house to play with her older sister. Sometimes I’d ride my horse over to their house and spend an afternoon playing in their barn. So she and her brother, who I also played with, came over to get the washer and dryer. It was so nice seeing them.
It was so nice to see them both and of course, none of us have changed one bit!
She is still a cutie. When she was little, she was just a pest to us older kids!
I was so glad someone I knew got the washer and dryer.
Last, but not least, this is the lighting in our new bathroom. I really like Edison lightbulbs and this gives the room a bright, warm light. And yes, the walls are pink which I didn’t think was the color when I picked it, but it’s a soft pink so David can live with it. I thought it was going to be a more pinkish beige, but my record at picking out paint colors has not always been so good.
Just a note about the tests I had the other day. I had a complete heart catherization and the doctor said my heart had no blockages and he found nothing wrong. It still leaves us with the mystery of why I get so breathless, so next week I’m having a chest x-ray and a scan to check my lungs. I’m beginning to feel like a pin cushion and lab rat. Just a little story when David and I were waiting for me to go into the operating room I told him my guardian angel was sitting in the chair beside me. They put one of those automatic blood pressure cuffs on my arm which I hate because they always hurt my arm. So, this time I asked my guardian angel to slip his thumb between my arm and cuff every time it started to tighten and do you know, it helped and it didn’t hurt this time! God gives His angels charge over us and it never hurts to ask them for help. If you prayed for me, I thank you. I do believe in answered prayers.
David is taking the whole month of July off and we will be here, there and everywhere and have planned some things with grandboys so my blogging will probably take a back seat. Have a Happy July 4th and God bless America. Bye.