06 November 2015

Fragment Friday - The Remodeling Edition

No, we're not remodeling Corgis. Now that I have your attention...

1.  So here we are, boys and girls, November and the first snow on the way, and I finally got my bathroom remodeled. If the contractor's supply place hadn't kept selling my diverter to other people, it would have been done two months ago. This is how you lose customers, people...
So, before picture. 
Our minuscule downstairs bathroom stripped to the studs.
 During.
Now with super duper waterproof wallboard.
After. 
Isn't it pretty? We've nicknamed it the Taj-Mah John.
Onward!

2.  So people keep asking me why I'm not doing NaNoWriMo. Because. Because I've done it before and know I can produce 50,000 words of drivel. Because I'm working on a poetry manuscript that frankly takes precedence. Because my Second Unfinished Fantasy Novel had a flaw in its plot that I've had to resolve before I can get writing on it again. And most importantly, because I don't want to. Got enough on my plate right now, thank you. 

3.  It's funny how much your dogs are like your kids. My dogs don't smell - or they smell acceptable to me. Other people's dogs - not so much. I'm sure they feel the same. Isn't it funny how familiarity makes you defensive? Then again, Corgis ARE the best dogs in the world. *Cue pearl clutching in three, two, one....*

4.  The way to a bird's heart is through its great, big stomach. Every morning I step outside to fill the bird feeders. Every morning I'm greeted by a cloud of winged things, cheeping about starving and what took me so long. Chickadees are brave enough to hang just over my head and scold me. The resident dove couple, Bob and Earl (We don't judge) usually explode in a panic and fly up to the bigger tree. 160 pounds of seed. Three cases of suet. Any bets on how long it will last?

5.  I'd like to remodel my kitchen, but you know, kitchens are big. Kitchens are expensive. Kitchen might have to settle for a new floor, coat of paint and new appliances. My biggest worry? Where to move the dog's feeding and watering stations if I do anything to the kitchen. Can't tell who rules the roost around here, can you?


8 comments:

Kathleen Cassen Mickelson said...

Very nice remodel! Did the dogs approve?

Oonah said...

Busy - busy Constance. There is always something to do in a house! One down. Good luck with the ms. I am tryin g to cobble things together too and my natural instinct to 'give up' is strong!

Constance Brewer said...

The dogs supervised the contractor. Closely. :) So it is dog approved.

Constance Brewer said...

No giving up, Oonah! That's an order! If I can cobble, you can cobble.

Split Pea Traveler said...

Your new bathroom looks great. Nice shower curtain choice too!

Constance Brewer said...

Hey Split pea Traveler! Scott picked out the shower curtain, tile and rug, I picked out floor paint, and tile colors. Makes the rest of the house look shabby now!

Gabriele Campbell said...

That bathroom looks even smaller than mine. I didn't thhink that was possible.

Constance Brewer said...

It's a small bathroom. Meet yourself turning around. :)