Renovation weekend

Productive weekend on the homefront.  No so great on the eating front.  The weather was kind of yucky for biking. Saturday was cold and kind of drizzly.  Sunday was a little sunnier, but really windy.  I don’t mind biking in cold so much, but I detest biking in strong winds.

We had our usual Sunday bagel:

Both of us were up too early.   Always spells snacking later on.

We did have a nice leisurely breakfast and talked about or vacation plans for 2012.  We don’t really get a long vacation this year, but I am going to start saving up now for a nice vacation for early 2012.  Disneyworld!

We got a lot done on the rooms.  They are now 2 separate rooms. We can now officially  call them the pantry/entry and the half bath/laundry.  This included skim coating and sanding the walls.  John really hates doing that, but I don’t mind so much.

We also got the ceiling painted in the pantry room.  It looks so much better just doing that, too. Amazing what a coat of paint can do (haha – I just corrected coat of pain).  We are now into the part that I find fun and rewarding. Tiling has begun. Note the tile isn’t this dark, it is just the lighting.

Again, we have to work on this a little oddly for space reasons.  It is annoying to have to move stuff around to work, but you do what is necessary, right?

I will be glad when this is done and we can have the house back to normal.  I am hoping another couple weeks ought to do it.

Pixie will also be glad to have her bathroom back to normal.

Thanks for that link, Shelley!

Lunch time!

This was a chicken burger from the smokehouse.  They do a mix of breast and thigh, so the burger doesn’t get dry!  Topped with some buffalo wing cheese, hot sauce and a drizzle of blue cheese.   It was * good*!

Tiling of the pantry area – view from inside bathroom:

We went out for some coffee for a break

Cookie dough has entered the house.  I never buy girlscout cookies, but I do buy cookie dough when my nieces have a fundraiser.

They are portioned out into individual cookies, which is nice instead of a bucket of dough, but I will just eat plain dough balls.  And did.  I think someone was trying to be as wheat free as possible this month.  Was that me? You wouldn’t think so…

More painting to do tonight and some relaxing.  We got so much done.  Guess that will happen when no biking.

I did eat like I would have had I biked 40 miles.  Fighting the tired snackies.  Oh well, Just back on track again tomorrow.

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20 thoughts on “Renovation weekend

  1. Kimberley

    Yahoo to getting the renos done…so impressive that you can do all this work.

    Love the chicken burger…

    These days when I buy fundraising things, I try to make sure to give them away immediately…saves me from having to eat them.

    😉
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  2. Shelley B

    Haha, I love that Pixie has a voice now!!! Always figured her for a sassy one. 😉

    You are really moving along on that reno – nice work!

    Yep. Cookie dough. I just don’t trust myself to have that in the house…remember the squares of chocolate chip dough that you could break off and bake? They made nice popsicles.
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  3. deb

    Lori, I think the Disney half or full marathon or maybe the princess half or full marathon happens in the month of January each year……just sayin’…..LOL! Hugs! deb

  4. Fran

    The renovation is really going well, you can see the improvements every week.

    I love the pic of Pixie.

    We do have a long vacation this year (3 weeks) but we’re not going away, only for a short break. Next year we will be going back to Italy for vacation.

  5. Jody - Fit at 53

    OMG – the Pixie pic with caption – LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You look like there is an infectious disease somewhere in your house in that one pic – 😉 Maybe you can apply for that Extreme Home makeover show & be famous!

    Ah, cookies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
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  6. Helen

    Do you hire out? Because I’ve got a bunch of tiling I’d like to have done and the reason we haven’t done it so far is the cost. Neither of us is handy and even the contractors we could hire through Home Depot – too much!

    Funny how different things tempt us… cookie dough has never appealed to me at all. I think I have a thought of raw eggs and salmonella in the back of my mind.

    1. Lori Post author

      I would hire out LOL! I love doing stuff like this. I flipped 2 houses and really enjoyed doing all that stuff and is how I learned much of it.

  7. Leah

    What a productive weekend! Glad to see plants are coming up for you (and not coming up through snow 😛 ). We’re taking our family on first ever trip to Disneyworld in June and been saving/planning for a couple years now. I’m sure it will be fun! 🙂
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    1. Lori Post author

      It’s not early rising so much as lack of sleep. It causes increase in ghrelin, which stimulated the appetite.

  8. Lisa

    Tiling is SO hard! I mean, it’s an “easy” thing in a remodel but you have to do it perfectly or nothing will line up right. We tiled our floors last summer. Haven’t had a chance to finish them though, plus we have to fix a few tiles first!

  9. Jen

    When I used to work in the law firm, I bought a box of dough from one of the other attorney’s kids and those little dough squares were gone before they ever had a chance to be cooked! They were dang good!!!
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  10. Dawn

    When Kevin and I headed out on Saturday morning and I got “find coffee” in my head and then we ended up at Panera bread I thought of you Lori *smile*. I’ve always loved your idea of biking for your bagel, we walked for ours. Looks like you are making great progress.

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