Gratitude is the sign of noble souls ~ Aesop

Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving ~ Kahlil Gabran

Joy delights in joy ~ William Shakespeare

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Tired. So. Tired. And so thankful that the bathroom my sister and I demoed and renovated is clean and new and ready for finishing touches. We were astounded when we found original hardwood floors under the old linoleum and layer of tar and plywood -- and we're very glad we pulled it up because we were able to pull out some rotting wood that we never would've seen. I guess sometimes it takes hard work to cut through all the rotten stuff and get to the really good stuff. I send all of my respect for people who do such backbreaking work for a living...I am certainly NOT cut out for manual labor. But I'm proud of the work we've done -- and very happy it's over now! I may sleep until noon. Who am I kidding, I may sleep until Thursday!


  1. Wish I could have helped. That's the sort of thing I actually like doing, believe it or not... working with your Dad was great that way...

  2. I think my sister likes it too. So funny you worked with brother and sister went to work and did some demo with Dad at various times, but I never did. I suppose he knew what a delicate flower I am...and how loudly I can complain when I'm hurtin! And man oh man was I hurtin after pulling up that floor. But it was cool in the end to have done something with such clear and tangible results. And it was especially sweet to get to do something so memorable with my sister:)

  3. ps. There's PLENTY more work to be done...if you ever make it out this way;)

  4. Is that the lowest toilet roll dispenser ever installed, or a soap dish for a tub that once inhabited the space currently occupied by Thor and John?

  5. Haha! I know -- it is ridiculously low! Not sure why they did that...not sure why they did most of the things in that room!