Saturday, April 03, 2010

Spring Break

This is Spring Break week for PeterC and we have been making good use of his time off. I already mentioned we started renovating the bathroom. It is still not complete. The shower surround is almost complete, though we have been able to shower for the last two days. We still have painting and final caulking to do for the surround to be complete. We decided to hire a company to install glass shower doors. They aren't even calling to make an appointment until sometime next week. Needless to say we have had to jury rig a shower curtain until the doors are installed.

I had originally hope that PeterC would build a custom cabinet to replace the existing vanity sink. As time and money went into the shower we realized that was not going to happen so we ordered a sink top and cabinet that we agreed would look nice in the newly renovated bathroom. It will be arriving sometime next week. Once the sink and cabinet arrive we will replace the existing sink, lay some new flooring, and paint most of the bathroom. The last bit of paint and drywall work is going to have to wait until the shower doors have been installed.

While waiting for drywall plaster and caulking to dry we took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and did some yard work. I planted the spring garden consisting of several kinds of lettuce, spinach, and broccoli. I also planted a few herbs in the still not quite ready herb bed. I just couldn't stand not planting some seeds in the sections that were ready. I also used up some flower seed packs that I have had for years. I don't know if they will sprout but if they do they will make a nice filler for the flower beds.

Spring break is almost over and we still have a lot of work on our plates. I think this is a case of our ideas were far larger than our time and money. I think the next two days will be spent cleaning and organizing the rest of the house, leaving the renovations and rest of the garden work for next weekend.

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