Sunday, January 17, 2010

Down to the last days

Lots of good things have happened after the two inches of water was dried and the tear-out process was finished.

One of them was the discovery that the dishwasher was leaking. It has been repaired.

Curved wall now repaired.

And new floor installed.

All the way into the kitchen.

This bathroom had no ceiling light -- only the light above the sink. While the ceiling was down the contractor installed a light over the tub -- nice.

Same ceiling -- all done.

Living room floor is ready (once it has been swept) for tile and carpet

Garden room has all the wall board up and has been painted -- green, of course. (no picture of the fresh paint)

I've never had a vinyl floor that I liked. They always have a pattern and indentations in them that collect dirt and difficult and sometimes impossible to thoroughly clean.
So, this time I selected a commercial floor for the laundry room. All one flat piece -- no bumps to try to keep clean.

Ray's library has gone through a transformation. The ceiling has a minor redesign and new lights.
The window, that had been over the sink when this room was a kitchen, was removed.

Dramatic changes on the master bathroom begins tomorrow.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Earlier this week more ceiling and wall material needed to be removed.

But, then the welcomed sight of material being installed came the next day.

This guy is using his head

Subfloors in all the rooms were installed.

Cut out in living room subfloor ready for the new tile

Ceiling back in the bathroom -- a good sight

Ceiling in the garden room

Walls back in -- it's starting to look like home again!
If they keep moving at this pace I can see how we might be back in our own bed within two weeks.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Polar Bear Plunge

This was the 26th Annual Polar Bear Plunge into Long Lake.

Some people came dressed up -- some people dressed down.

Here are two brave souls that we know.

The count down begins . . .

And in they go . . .
Our grandson was jumping off the dock . . .

The beach guys don't go out very far . . .

Whew, we don't have to do that for another year.

Wishing all the best for 2010!