It is Saturday. There is no one in my home. YIPPPEEEEEEEEEEEEE! Well, I should mention Wayne is here so the noise level may not be as low as I hoped…haha. Not that I do not love our crew but a day or two off is nice. The sanding of the floors came out beautiful and the first coat has been put on. It looks so awesome! Two more coats to go.
Last night we went out to eat. The restaurant did not have Sam Adams Cold Snap. We were both bummed; I guess you can officially call this our favorite beer now! Going out has been quite fun though. We walk, we talk. It’s like date night each night!
Today we have decided to do a tile backsplash. We were going to do granite continued as the backsplash but with the wall causing leveling issues –this will work out best. So, we will have to go tile shopping! We have changed our minds now on the paint color for the other walls. We will be going a shade lighter……I think. Paint: seems to like to change its appearance in light—daylight vs night time, lamp light, sunlight, and natural light mattering on the time of day. You have to check so many light scenarios that it starts to get overwhelming!
Wayne has decided he is going to put on the second coat on the floor today. Noise has begun…sander plus ventilator jet engine then add vacuum then add smell of coating. The smell can be very strong but the ventilator makes a HUGE difference. It sucks it right out of the house! It sucks heat too. It is very cold out today –negative wind chills. March the moody month.
I am hand washing all dishes being used. I have gotten into a routine. I wash everything after each meal (mainly breakfast and lunch). I put on Pandora and sing and dance and wash and rinse! I am making this fun-ish. This kitchen renovation could go a bit longer than foreseen……says Wendy the realist.
We went out to dinner this evening. The deal between us both is no repeating restaurants. Thankfully we live in an area of many restaurants. We may need to start a restaurant blog! We scored on Sam Adams Cold Snap! WooHooo!!!! It’s the little things…hahaha! But tonight we turn the clocks ahead……bummer!
Today was more of an administration type of day. I always recommend that clients pick out every last detail before they begin… but we broke that rule. We’re not THAT bad though – we’ve only got paint color and backsplash tile left to select. And we were forced into the tile backsplash dilemma. We were going to have the countertop granite run up the wall to the underside of the wall cabinets. But when we discovered how bad the exterior wall framing was (is) – that eliminated that option. Our fallback position is ceramic tile - which I can manipulate to hide that defect.
We canvassed Google Images to look at tile backsplashes and now we need to see some product in person. Armed with our Sherwin Williams color wheel we went to Home Depot to see what they had in stock. Though we didn’t see a tile or accent that jumped out at us – we did agree on a color scheme. That in itself has a huge success – though it eliminates the wall color we were thinking about. Next trip will be to Tri-City Masonry, which is where I get most all of my tile from, to look through their hundreds of displays. That might be fun… that might be a nightmare. Maybe a Cold Snap before that trip?
After all that window shopping I buffed the hard wood floor and applied the 2nd coat of finish. The floor is really coming to life!
For dinner we visited an establishment that we hadn’t frequented in quite some time, the Dover Weathervane. We used to live near that and it was common dining spot for us and the girls as they grew up. As we passed by the waiting area we were flooded with the memories of young Rebecca and Melissa getting the crowd to laugh with their antics while waiting to be seated :-)
Steak tips and mashed potatoes were great… and even better… they served me a Cold Snap!