… our friends Heather and Steve got married in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Jon and I travelled to be at their wedding, and Jon was even a bridesmaid (although he wore a tuxedo instead of a dress). Once everything came together, it was a beautiful day, as wedding days always are. Happy Anniversary, Heather and Steve!
Archives for June 2003
Hey Everyone! The house is ready to go for carpeting. I’ve got everything out of the house and into the garage. Tomorrow should be a busy day at the house. I have the bathroom guy coming to tile, the carpet guys will be installing the carpet, and the kitchen floor people will be pulling the windows off the side of the house and yanking the kitchen floor. I think I’ll head over there to be a kind of resource in the morning, but with all the activity I don’t think I’ll be able to accomplish much. It will give me some time to do a little packing or find some more boxes. Although Mom and Dad were kind enough to lend us some boxes, I think we’re going to need more. Seeing as they’re going to need some more boxes then they have as well, at least I’ll be benefiting two moves by finding more packing materials.
The bathroom guys were by this afternoon to finish mudding the wall and dropping off the tile. They’re going to regrout the shower in the ensuite, so that will be ready when we move in. The bathroom will be there, and the tub will be useable, but we won’t be able to shower in the main bathroom for a week to let the tile set. In another interesting twist with the bathroom, the back wall of the bathtub, which is between the tub and the closet in the guest bedroom is not straight. In fact, the two-by-fours bulge towards the bedroom closet by about half an inch. The bathroom guy thinks that the place was built that way, and they’re going to do their best to mask the problem with the tile, but it just means that the line between the two walls created by the grout will be wider in the middle than it is on the ends. It never fails to amaze me what we’re finding as we go through this renovation process. But it’s good to know so when we start doing baseboards to really check the angles in the corners before making our cuts. Luckily I have an engineer wife who is very good at such calculations.
Thanks to everyone for your feedback in the past week. It’s really encouraging to hear from everyone, and you’ll all have to come and see the place once hard hats and steel toed boots are not required 🙂
We are very unprepared. I should be packing, but instead I’m spending all of my free time reading the new Harry Potter book. This is not a good scene.
In other news, our carpet is coming tomorrow, along with our bathroom tile. I cannot wait until the major renovations are over. Unfortunately, that will be a while, what with my lack of productivity. Curse you and your fabulous writing, J.K. Rowling! 🙂