Weekend wrapup and Happy birthday to Colleen!

Sunday is my sister’s birthday!  We did a sister lunch today 😀

We got a lot of things accomplished with the half/bath laundry.  We are getting the drywall up.  The pantry is closed up.

The opening is where the folding doors will go.  We now have to remove these racks to do the flooring.  They come apart, so no problem getting them out.  Now it is just finding somewhere to put this stuff while we are working in there.

Plumbing and electrical closed off.

Underlayment/backerboard down for tiling in the laundry area.   We can do our laundry at home now!

The big opening is for the pocket door.  Our kit was missing the bottom kick plate, so we can’t finish installing that and the drywall around that until the missing piece gets here.  That is why the huge opening.

We decided to go with ceramic tile.  I love laying tile (why yes, I am a dork, thank you).  These are the 3 choices for tile, and I am pretty sure we are going with the middle one.

Pixie has been good with us messing with her litter pan a lot. Thank goodness is all I can say.  I am so glad to have the ugly floor at least half covered up now.  We still have to lay the underlayment/backerboard in the pantry area.

It’s nice now because whatever we do now looks like progress instead of all the plumbing and electrical.   Seen enough?

How about lunch today?  John is out of town for a few days starting today. My sister came up so I could take her out for lunch (I have no car with John gone).  We stopped at Orange Cat.  I had a pear, caramelized onion and brie sandwich on ezekiel sesame bread.  I don’t think this is gluten free, but for some reason I thought it was.  I looked at ingredients at home and it has sprouted wheat.

After eating lunch, we walked over to the Chocolate Mill and picked up a couple desserts to take home.  Chocolate Mill had 4 different gluten free items. I had this gluten free raspberry chocolate torte.

Very good.  It’s nice to know that I can find wheat free products in our small town.

Happy Birthday to my sister!

Not sure where the weekend went.  I have a very busy couple of days coming up with watching the business and doing my own job!

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19 thoughts on “Weekend wrapup and Happy birthday to Colleen!

  1. Roxie

    The birthday cake looks yummy! You and your sister surely do look alike! Same smile 🙂 Your remodel project is coming right along. I like your tile choice and can’t wait to see it all completed.
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  2. Fran

    Congratulations Lori’s Sis!

    That birthday cake looks delicious!

    The renovation is really going well. I love the tiles and I like the one in the middle the most too.

    John away for business or pleasure?

    1. Lori Post author

      John is going down to see his sister who is on at a conference in Philly. It’s a lot closer than her being in Colorado, so he is taking advantage for a quick trip to see her and then hopping over to Atlantic City for a bit of poker 😀

  3. Jen

    Happy Birthday to your sister 🙂
    The tile you picked out is what I have in my kitchen, I’m a huge fan of it! You’ll love it!
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  4. Shelley B

    Your reno is looking good! I like the tile – I always go for a bit of a mottled look (better to hide the dirt, lol). So you like to lay tile, eh? Fancy a trip to Texas? Our kitchen tile needs replacing. 🙂

    Sweet that you could spend time with your sister on her birthday – and the sammie looked gourmet and delicious! Not to mention that cake…droooool.
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  5. Ang

    Some people claim that sprouting wheat breaks down the gluten and makes it digestible. I think the general agreement is that it is not actually safe on a GF diet. Some people who consider themself gluten sensitive rather than intolerant or celiac may find they are ok eating it.

    Gluten is so tricky. It’s hard in the beginning. Lots of mistakes that are easy to make!

    The sandwich sounds fantastic at any rate! Happy b-day to your sister! 🙂
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  6. Colleen

    Hey Sis and compadres- Thanks for the birthday wishes (and lunch!!) Let’s do this again in, say… June?

    Love ya!

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