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Hunkering Down



Hunkering Down

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

Yep… it’s starting to get cold out there.

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Additionally



Additionally

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

The painted addition. It looks like the rest of the house. Yeah. Getting there… yes, we are.

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Earl Says Hello

Earl Says Hello

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

Earl, the Ugly Doll, came along on the shoot. In fact, he got to pose.

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Kitchen Shoot



Kitchen Shoot

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

Did some professional work. This is one of the shots.

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Turn On Your Night Light



Turn On Your Night Light

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

The bowl on the floor is for the dogs. It’s a little bowl of water. Yeah… we are lame. But what can we say… they love having it in the bathroom, easily accessible at night. Since this photo was taken it’s actually been moved to under the bay window next to the tub, out of the walking path. Better spot, and they still love it.

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Another Tub Shot

Another Tub Shot

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

We love our tub. Here’s a great shot of it with the burgundy colored rug in front of it. Had to throw a bit o’ red into the bathroom. Also love the faucet for the tub. So cool.

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Red Wall

Red Wall

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

Our construction left us with a new wall in our bedroom. We decided to paint the new wall a burgundy-ish color. We like it very much. We also like the built in for the TV and other do-dads. Don’t you just love the word do-dads? Or is that two words. Hmmmm….

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Window Casings

Window Casings

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

So here is a shot after some of the crown and the majority of the window casing in the bay was finished. There are also rugs on the floor. Cool eh?

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Practicing With The Wide Angle

Practicing With The Wide Angle

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

I just recently procured a wide angle lens. I had a professional job as a photographer and needed it to do the shoot I was hired to do. This was me practicing with it at home to see what the scope of it was. Our bookcases… full. Wow… you can tell a lot about our lives from this photo. I’ll leave that to you to decipher…

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Tub-a-liscious

Tub-a-liscious

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

Here it is folks… the tub. Something we haven’t really had for six long years. Oh the joys of taking a bath. LOVE this feature as well.

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Walk In

Walk In

Originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl

Who knew I had this many clothes. This is only part of my section of the walk in. Wow. I always thought my wardrobe wasn’t that complicated… t-shirts, shorts, jeans, sweatshirts, etc. This makes me laugh. Love having the walk in though. So nice to just grab stuff and get ready right there in the bathroom/our room.

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Chiminea

Chiminea, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Last weekend, both nights after the work was done, we all (Mom, Don, Kev, Karen, and I) sat around the chiminea chatting. Really nice way to end a hard days work. Love having this outdoor mini fireplace-ish kinda thing. Pretty terrific.

So our project is coming along. After tiling will be finish plumbing and electrical. Once those are done we will have a working bathroom. There will still be finish work, which Kev is doing, to complete. Crown molding, baseboards, building the half wall/shelving unit that will go next to the toilet, installing the linen/water heater closet doors, installing the bathroom door and the walk in closet door, casing the windows, cutting the hole for the light tube in the walk in closet, venting the fan out the end of the house…. and well, I think that’s it. We are going to use metro shelving in our closet. Easy to put in and we both like the metal look of it. Sort of different, and portable so we can move it around in there or use it elsewhere should we decide later to put different shelving in the closet.

We’re getting close… nearing the finish line. It’s pretty exciting. Pretty exciting indeed.

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A Dip In The Pool Anyone?

A Dip In The Pool Anyone?, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

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.

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Wonderboard

Wonderboard, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The tilers started last Wednesday. Brought all of their supplies out and put them into the bathroom so Thursday they could get started with the shower pan liner and other prep work. That also meant we could put the big window in since we no longer needed to have it out as a way to get the big supplies in. It was nice having our house all buttoned up again.

This is Karen checking out what the tilers had done so far… Thursday night. The wonderboard was all down, the shower pan liner was ready for inspection. The whole shower pan liner thing is quite the process. First a coat of cement… a nice little first layer. Then the liner, which has to be perfectly fit in and water proofed. The liner is filled with water enough to cover the drain and left to show the inspectors it’s sealed properly and not leaking. Unfortunately for us the county had it’s first furlough day on Friday (which should’ve occurred to me since I didn’t work either… duh!) so there were no inspectors. It’s a long weekend as well, with the holiday today, so there will be no inspection until tomorrow (morning we hope).

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One Sided

One Sided, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

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!!

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We Have Paint

We Have Paint, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Imagine it with white crown molding, white baseboards, and dark brown (almost black) wood doors on the right where there water heater/linen closet will be. Imagine blue/gray tile in the shower. Imagine light colored tile on the floor. It’s going to be beautiful…. or, we paint again. Ha ha ha!!

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Karen’s Saw

Karen’s Saw, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

We have to give Karen’s saw the love and honor it deserves by devoting an entire post to it. So without further ado… her saw.

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The Niche

The Niche, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Kev designed our bathroom addition and while he was at it he asked if we might like to have a couple of recessed areas in our bedroom for the tv and other stuff. We said heck ya. Here they are. TV and such will go in the top area, a couple of shelves will be in the bottom area, and we’ll probably throw some photographs or other “stuff” in there. We aren’t really knick-knacky people, but we will find something. There will be dark wood shelves in these when they are done. At least, that’s how I’m envisioning them.

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Primer

Primer, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

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.

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Chairs

Chairs, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Taken August 23rd, Maggie’s backyard, with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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Peek-A-Boo

Peek-A-Boo, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Riley can barely see over the bay window. She kept trying though. So darn cute.

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Where’s Riley?

Where’s Riley?, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The little girl likes to be up in the addition when Karen is up there. So cute. i took several pictures of her today. I have to post some of them.

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Running Man

Running Man, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Weston going a pretty good clip toward me. I’m sitting on the bricks of the raised bed where I was looking at the addition straight on before I turned toward the little man.

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With Gutters

With Gutters, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

The addition with gutters. No siding yet and no windows, but gutters. Every little bit makes it feel more like an actual room. Sheet rock to start tomorrow… it’s really getting cool now.

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Walk The Plank

Walk The Plank, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

I’ve heard through the grapevine that people are wanting to see recent photos of the addition. So without further ado… here are some recent photos of the addition.

We just got the insulation done and favorably inspected today (no photos of that… sorry). Tomorrow the sheet rock starts to go up. Next Tuesday… windows. Yes, it’s almost a room. Woo hoo.