The summer has almost passed us by; here it is the middle of September and though it is warm outside, we have not done any summer activities. No day trips and no kayaking, though one day we did buy grinders and go down to the park by the water with our granddaughter. We have not done any yard work except my husband has mowed the lawn from time to time; so we are feeling like summer has passed us by.
Because in June, after an eight day trip to California to visit family we came home to a water leak that came from the piping going to our master bathroom shower; our bedroom and bath were soaked. A dryer company came in and tore up the flooring down to the particle board and ripped off walls, but not all of them, just the ones damaged from the water and then set up big drying machines. That lasted about eight days and they packed up and left; leaving behind striped floors and walls, gone. We got a good contractor who did the work, he rebuilt the missing walls and saved us money wherever he could; as a result, we were able to get new bedroom windows; something I had wanted for years. We did a few left over small repairs and my husband washed the walls down and got them ready to paint. We painted for two days and when we got down to the trim, my sister came and helped and we were able to get it all done.
We were then ready for the floors to be done, the carpet was laid and the bathroom floor was laid. The bathroom was a bit of a process; first he made a template, and then cut thin plywood as a sub floor and then the vinyl.
If you remember when I first wrote about this in June, I ended the post by saying “I believe that when it’s all done, that I will see it as a blessing and how can you stress about that?” It’s been hard work for both of us, but mostly for my husband. I was able to have new windows, new drapes, bedspread, etc. and when we have put everything back in their places and have reorganized and weeded out, (this was the hard part); it is a blessing and I am enjoying our new bedroom.
We went out in our kayaks today, finally! Summer (what’s left of it) here we come!