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Delta, British Columbia, Canada
I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

RENOS - Day 2 and Day 3

There was a lot of noise in my ensuite bathroom yesterday and today! Everything was being ripped out - tiles, flooring, window - and dragged out for passage to the dump. Last night, this is how things were left ~

Then today I left the men working while I went to see the doctor and the massage therapist. When I arrived home about noon, they had laid all the tiles for the floor and had everything ready for when the window arrives next week. Apparently, it's coming the USA and won't be in until next Wednesday. So tomorrow they're going to grout the floor, replace the toilet, board up the window on top of the plastic shield they've put in, and put in a new backsplash in my kitchen.

After that, all will be quiet on the home front until the window arrives and is installed. Then they can finish up the tiling around the tub. That can't be done yet because it all has to be precisely measured according to how the window fits. Makes sense to me. In the meantime, I hope I'll be able to use the room for makeup, etc. - just not the tub. The other bathroom is SO small and I'm SO spoiled!

Anyway, this is how we've been left today ~ and I think the room is going to need painting next! *sigh*
Oh, and Nancy, yes my "ensuite" is the master bedroom bathroom.


Maggie May said...

I'm glad you have a second toilet. Hate to think of you crossing your legs till next week!

Everything seems to be coming on fine!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

I have two bathrooms that need ripping out..think I will start with the one upstairs...might have to start it myself...well hammer some tiles off the wall...hubby thinks it is fine!!!

Russell said...

You will be very, very happy when the job is done! Both because it is done and, more importantly, because it will be very nice!

One fairly large company in Iowa is the Pella Window Company (based in the same town where I was teaching at Central College a year ago - home of the tulip festival). Their main competitor is Anderson Window Company. Both are nationwide window manufacturers.

That would be interesting if you get a Pella window!! If I were to venture a guess, though, I would guess you are getting an Anderson window as they are extremely popular.

Take care.

Liz Hinds said...

It'll be worth it, leslie!