Monday, October 01, 2007

Update Post

I haven't been on the computer much lately and that's probably a good thing but in the interest of not completely falling off the face of the earth I thought I'd drop in for a bit and let you know what's going on.

* My Mom-In-Law is coming in Wednesday morning and is staying until the following Tuesday. The girls are too excited!

* Since my M-I-L is coming in town I finally quit waiting on Travis to install the bathroom light and did it myself. It was very simple to do and I'm thankful because when I read directions I get confused and irritated.

* Since I installed the light I decided to *paint* the bathroom. But as with all things house related it has turned into a big ordeal. When I stripped the wallpaper that was behind the bathroom mirror I found a large rectangular hole in the wall that I'm assuming was previously for a medicine cabinet. But it is completely off center for the light fixture and for the vanity so putting another one in is not an option. So now I have to find a mirror that is big enough to be centered for the fixture and vanity and cover the hole. We actually need a larger vanity and I hate, hate, hate that it's oak. Yes, I'm an oak hater- no offense to those of you that have and like your oak cabinets- but I prefer maple or well, most things that aren't made of oak. I found a guy in Gallatin that sells new cabinets inexpensively but he's only open on the weekends and I didn't get there this past weekend.

* And since I took down the mirror and am working on getting off the rest of the wallpaper I had to take down the space saver that we put over the toilet. And I broke it. So I'm headed to Lowes today or tomorrow to get a new wall mounted one. Actually I want to check out the Habitat for Humanity store first but they're closed today.

* And while I'm at it I think I'm going to call Bathtub Fitters, Re Bath, and Home Depot for estimates on fixing the tub- just in case the dings and cracks go all the way through and we're leaking water into whatever it is that goes under a bathtub.

* So the bottom line is I'm going to do a lot of work and the bathroom will still be a work in progress- like the living room- but I'm sure it will at least look better with a coat of paint.


Mary said...

Wow! That's a lot of stuff to work on and think about. I don't care much for oak either. We only have it in the two upstairs bathrooms and I've considered painting it. Our kitchen cabinets are maple, which isn't my first choice but it's not bad. Happy painting!

The Shocks said...

Hi Amy. My name is Pam. My husband Greg and I use to work with Travis. He gave me your blog address so I could see pictures of the girls. I just wanted to say hi.

Amy said...

Hi Pam. I've seen your blog from when you were in the process of adopting Hannah and I've seen pictures of she and Ethan. They're both just beautiful and I'm praying that you can bring your precious Ethan home soon.