Today I was thinking that every time another subcontractor leaves I get a little sad.  I have talked to many of these people every day and for sometimes weeks and had my morning tea catching up with them.  Sorry to see my tile guy leave but happy with all the work and being done with making those decisions!


I am so happy with the tile in the new hallway.  This was such a hard decision because they had discontinued the existing tile and we needed to die right into it.  Changing the pattern up to diagonal helped and a nice large accent rug will be nice 🙂

Tile3Tile1The infamous accent wall has been repainted for the third time and I promise it is grey on light grey (I think the painter is dying to leave this job and there may not be long good-byes)……


I have never been so happy to be woke by the sound of a loud concrete truck outside the window then last Saturday morning bright and early…and happy to see the dirt go away..


and a happy puppy…


We can now see the light at the end of the construction tunnel.  Next is plumbing and hooking up that tub!  We are heading down the homestretch!

Dr. Seuss once said, “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.”  There’s a lot of truth in that statement.  Be cordial and reasonable, of course, but don’t tread carefully on every word you say.  Push your concerns of what others might think aside and say what you need to say.  Let the consequences of doing so unravel naturally.  What you’ll find is that most of the time no one will be offended or irritated at all.  And if they do get upset, it’s likely only because you’ve brought something important to their attention that forces them to think differently.  Bottom line: When you don’t speak up, there’s a lot of important stuff that never gets said.  And in the end, there’s no greater sadness than holding on to the words you never had the courage to speak.”