Wednesday, January 9, 2013

day 66

Despite it being January 9 (umm - how is it the 9th already?), it's still year-end to me.  In the world of accounting, I really don't get to celebrate the new year until early in February.  And, because I have a stack of papers to get through that's about a foot tall (no joke - I should take a photo for evidence), this  post is going to be short, sweet and to the point.  Mostly.  Sometimes I have a hard time staying focused.  I think Hubby's ADD tendencies are wearing off on me after almost 13 years.

day 62 - Granite day!!  We headed up to the warehouse first and picked out three slabs for the kitchen and drop zone.  I was proud of myself for staying on budget (though I was tempted a few times!) and really like the stone we picked out (Kashmir White).  It's a pretty common color, but the slabs we selected have a little different 'veining' that I really like.  We also headed to the fabrication center to choose our bathroom counters from their remnants.  We ended up selecting a dark brown granite for E's bathroom (Coffee Brown) and a fun cream/tan/grey granite for our bathroom (Vanilla Ice).  A certain someone in this relationship was sold as soon as he heard the name.  Boys.  We're doing a square edge for the kitchen and master bath and a beveled edge for E's bath.  The crew we worked with was great and I can't wait to meet with them again to do the actual layout.

[kitchen granite - Kashmir White]
[kitchen granite - Kashmir White]
[kitchen granite - Kashmir White]
[main bath granite - Coffee Brown]
[main bath granite - Coffee Brown]
[master bath granite - Vanilla Ice]
[master bath granite - Vanilla Ice]
[master bath granite - Vanilla Ice]
[day 62 house shot]
day 63 - down day

day 64 - The siding started going up.  Exciting!!  Hubby ran by Monday night and saw that some had been hung but he really didn't get a good look in the dark.  I can't wait until it starts staying light longer at night.  Also - our big lighting order from Build.com was delivered and our awesome drum pendant from Crate and Barrel came in.  Our condo is getting fuller and fuller by the day.


day 65 - Siding work continued.  My sister came up to visit for a couple of days and I took her out for a quick visit during 'lunch' (which really ended up being pretzels, a Diet Coke and peanut M&Ms at my desk about 2:45 - mmmmm).  It was the first time I'd seen the siding on the house and we also happened to run into the building inspector.  He'd just started taking a look at the rough plumbing and I didn't want to interrupt, so we didn't chat too long.  He seemed nice, though!  Later that night, we picked our tub up from Menards -- finally!  At first they told us it'd already been picked up, but then they were able to locate it.  Thank goodness.  The box was super flimsy and let's just say I was glad it was dark and that our new neighbors couldn't see Hubby and I trying to maneuver it from the truck to the house and down the stairs.  No broken bones and the tub is still in once piece, so I'm calling it a success - no matter how ugly the process might have been.




[main bath tub is in!]
I'm not sure what's slated for the rest of the week.  Other than I joined our subdivision's book club.  We're gathering on Friday night and I haven't read the book yet.  The good news is that I did read it a few years ago.  The bad news it that I have no idea where the book is packed and I can't remember the difference between the novel and real life events.  It could be a late few nights.  Journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and "Loving Frank" are all calling my name!

2 comments:

  1. We have Kashmir White in our master bathroom. It's my favorite of our granites. Excellent choice!(We did quartz in the kitchen which is my absolute favorite surface).

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    1. I went back and forth between quartz and granite for the longest time. Ultimately, we decided to go with granite and use the extra money on a few other changes/upgrades. I'm intimidated by the sealing process, but everyone assures me it's super simple!

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