Once the inspection is done the shower liner will be drained, the next layer of cement put in over the top of the liner, the wonderboard in the shower can go up, and they are ready to tile. We’re hoping tiling will actually be able to start on Wednesday this week. The tiling guys will finish the prep on Tuesday after the inspection, we hope. We really have no idea how long it will take them to tile since it’s a fairly decent sized shower. After the shower they grout it, which is going to be a huge process in and of itself. Then they’ll do the floor. And after the floor they will put in the sink backsplash.
Mom and Don and Kev all helped us work on the place last weekend. Kev and Don did siding, Mom, Karen and I painted. This is some of Kev and Don’s handy work. Since this time Kev and I pretty much worked on siding every night after work last week. We got the naked wall in the photo sided up to the gable end. In the front it’s all sided except the gable and the face where the big window is (which is now installed). Not bad. I think this next week, if it doesn’t rain, the rest will get done. Whoo hoo!!
Sheet rock got finished right before last weekend… meaning we could start slapping some paint on in the addition. Which meant we had to decide on color. The final choice…. gray. The tile in the shower will be gray/blue tile with white grout. Glass accent tiles are gray, white, and a gray/blue, stark white tub, stark white porcelain sink top, white crown and baseboard, dark brown, almost black, vanity cabinet, half wall shelving unit, and doors on the linen/water heater closet. We think it’s going to look great.
Since I’ve been somewhat remiss in posting the last week or so I thought I’d throw out a few posts on the addition project to get everyone up to date. So here we go…
Kev hard at work starting the siding process. This was last weekend. Big window in the bay was still not in, most of the siding hadn’t happened yet. We’re still not done with siding, but it’s closer.
Looking from the bay into the bathroom. Walk in closet on the left that will have a pocket door. Shower on the right with the window in it. The red and blue “pipe” are the water lines. You can see one of the cadet heaters in the closet wall. There will be another over on the wall under the window to the backyard.
Next step in the remodeling process… which happened yesterday, was the start of the framing. These guys have been working in this heat. Granted they are getting to our place early in the morning… like 6:30, but they are still working in it until 2:00 or so every day. I don’t think I could do it. Wow.
In this photo you can see the framing in of the small rectangular window on the wall behind the ladder. That’s the window in the shower. The window on the wall to the right is the one that will be near the toilet. The bay window will be on the wall that isn’t framed yet in this picture. Pretty cool to be able to really see where things will be.
And this is the master bathroom without the funky sink, the strange cabinet, or the red paint. Oh, and it now has a wall and a new shower. There is that. LOL I might sound a tad sarcastic, which isn’t quite my intention. It’s just that this place was a bear. The more we got into it the more we had to do and so on and so on and so… it was a big job. We started in October and yesterday (a BIG WOO HOO here) we signed the rental agreement with our new tenants and finished up the very long chapter of 11th street renovation. YEAH!!
It felt strange today. Our lives now our own again. We hung out this morning until we felt like leaving, then took the dogs for a walk at Cathedral Park, which was followed by a little shopping at Trader Joe’s, then home and a movie. It’s only 7:44 now and it’s been such a lovely day. We’re excited about next weekend, and this week, and well… all the free time we now think we have. Free time we can use to work on our place, to hang out with friends, to go shopping, to see a movie (at an actual theater), to go hiking with the pups, to visit with family, to accept dinner and activity invites from friends, to do whatever the hell it is we want to do, when we want to do it.
We were driving along 21st today in Northwest and Karen was looking around and said, “wow… all of these shops look different when you know you might actually be able to wander around and go in them”. We laughed after she said that. What a relief. We now have the time, if we so choose, to go in some of them. We are free, and life is good.
I bet all ya’all can hear the collective sigh coming from this direction…. ah…. deep breath and… relax.
The Parliament Building in Victoria, B.C. Quite stunning against the bright blue sky. One of the tour guides fell in love with Weston. She even offered to babysit while we were taking a tour. We didn’t take her up on it, but it was a nice of her… even if she just selfishly wanted to snuggle with our dog.