Consider the Lilies..: July 2017   

Jul 15, 2017

Done!

The bathroom is finished :)

So..  The floor before:

And the floor after:
I know I've already posted pictures of the floor but Clay did such a great job that I'm posting another one.

The vanity (he put the baseboards on right after I snapped the pic).


The sink (duh)

The absolutely adorable faucet.  
I took the picture with the water running because I like how it pours out like a miniature water pump).

He even got new towel holders that match the faucet :)

Medicine cabinet (and other new towel rack, lol)

And this...
Go ahead and judge if you want, but I'm gonna tell y'all straight out; if you don't have one of these, you need to get one.  For reals.
I am not ashamed ;)

So that's it.  The bathroom is finished, and my husband is the most amazing guy on the planet.

Jul 14, 2017

Floor is finished :)

The bathroom floor is finished!

He finished laying the tile Wednesday evening

Then did all the other stuff yesterday

And he put in the new toilet..  YAY!

He did such a good job.  I really don't think there is anything he can't do..
He put the new vanity/sink in yesterday but it's not completely hooked up yet.  He still needs to touch up some paint, put the medicine cabinet in, put a seal on the floor, and put in the new towel racks and stuff like that. Oh, and put the baseboards back on.
He still has three weeks left at home so I might have to find more stuff for him to do so he doesn't get bored :)

I finished Alyssa's blanket, nothing at all compared to remodeling a whole bathroom but hey, I did something!
Oh, I also finished my eschatology course (finally!) and started a course on the Sermon on the Mount.  After all the amill, postmill, premill, pretrib, midtrib, posttrib, preterist, futurist, dispensationalist, historical, etc. I'm more than ready to move on to something else!
Besides, who doesn't love the sermon on the mount?  I've taken 2 other courses on it but I know I'll learn something new; plus this course is taught by Sinclair Ferguson.  Bonus!

Sky is having her stitches removed today.  Did I blog about that?  
She got hurt at work. Again.  Dropped a huge piece of metal on her hand. Again. 
Wrapped it with packaging tape and went back to work. Again.
Came home thinking it was no big deal. Again.
And then went to the hospital because her dad told her she needed stitches. Again.
I'm telling ya, she really is the toughest girl on the planet.

She started doing yoga yesterday, even though she calls it "stretching" because according to her she's not a "grass-juice drinking hippie who spends my time aligning stupid chakras and all that crap"..
Gunner likes to help.

Clay will be going back to Angola for at least one more hitch, and then after that we aren't sure what is going to happen.  Right now it looks like either Other Africa or Colorado.  He said something about Iraq and I think Pakistan?  To tell you the truth, I never know (and won't know) until he gets a work VISA in the mail.
That's life in the oilfield y'all.



Jul 12, 2017

More remodeling..

Clay is home and has started remodeling our bathroom.   So, before pictures..
   
(I don't normally keep toilet paper there, but he had already started moving stuff before I snapped the picture)
   
I'm not really sure why I snapped a picture of the toilet except that we got a new one. I'm pretty sure it doesn't look much different from this one though. :) Then he pulled everything out and ripped up the linoleum. 
   
 And he found someone or damage under the toilet and had to fix it, yuck. 
   
 And then he ripped out the medicine cabinet  
 He was able to get quite a bit of the new tile laid down before it got too late. 

   
 He's not able to do much work on it today though, so  for now we are using Sky's bathroom downstairs which isn't too big of a deal except when you have to pee at two in the morning. We have to go through her bedroom to get to her bathroom and naturally the dogs have to follow us. Apparently Sky doesn't appreciate Gunner standing on her head while she's trying to sleep.  

Clay's cousin Vicki is in town and we had lunch today. We haven't seen her in almost 18 years and we've never met her son (he's 14 and super cute) so it's been really awesome catching up.  We are going to meet for dinner this evening before they start for home.  

 Anyway, I am hoping the bathroom will be finished by the end of the day tomorrow, mostly because I would like to get our old toilet off the deck and hauled away to the dump (no pun intended). 
Nothing says white trash like a toilet on your deck.