Friday, April 11, 2008

Busy as bees

It has been one busy start to spring for us.

I'm wrapping up spring term at school. Two more weeks, and then I have one week off before I head right into the summer term. I had a couple of really interesting classes this semester.

The boys are in the middle of spring break so Brendan has been out and about with his friends in the neighborhood, and Sean has been spending a lot of time on his laptop! Is it Monday yet???

Brian and I are ALMOST finished with laying the 700 square feet of travertine in the kitchen and spare bathroom. It is absolutely beautiful, but it has been one of the most difficult challenges that we've faced in the work that we've done in the house so far. These are 18x18 tiles, and they are heavy. They came four to a box! We also completely gutted the spare bathroom, replaced the tub and toilet, and had a custom (solid wood) cabinet built with a granite top and vessel sink. The same travertine is going to be put around the walls in the new tub in that bathroom. It's going to be nice once it's done, but it's driving me insane right now because of the mess. The house looks like a war zone. You can't even imagine the dust unless you've removed tile in your house before. We are on a serious deadline to get this all completed because Brian's two brothers, sister-in-law and three nieces will be here in less than two weeks. Woo hoo!!!!!

So THAT is what we have been up to.

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