Back at the gym this morning for my leg workout. The sweet spot for my gym is 6:30 to 7:30 am. There were less than 10 people there and nobody in the cross training room:
I was in here for a couple exercises and then in the machine room.
|Barbell squats||3 sets of 10|
|Dumbbell side lunges||3 sets of 10|
|Seated leg extension||3 sets of 10|
|Seated hamstrings curl||3 sets of 10|
|Standing abductor raise||3 sets of 10|
|Standing calf raise||3 sets of 10|
|Stiff-legged deadlift||3 sets of 10|
I can already tell I will have some trouble on the stairs tomorrow 😀
So, on to the fireplace. The living room is in the beginnings of its transformation. Here is the fireplace:
Yeah, ignore our big screen TV in front of it. It went kablooey over the weekend and is just sitting there. It started smoking out the back. And of course, it was about 10 days out of warranty. Gah! Not an expense we really wanted. We have a smaller TV from our bedroom for now, but John misses his big TV.
Anyway… I am not sure if this fireplace facing is original or not. It was converted to gas about 15 years ago. The person who built this house in 1919 owned a brick company. The brick on this fireplace looks way different than the brick in the rest of the house, or like what is used for the basement fireplace:
That leads me to think the brick in the living room was added later. Not to mention the hearth is some cement piece that is cracked in half. Obviously that will need to be replaced at some point and we will probably reface the fireplace in the future, but it isn’t in the budget now.
I don’t like the pinkish hue that this brick has. At all. I don’t know if it comes through in the picture or not. That won’t look right with anything that we are going to do to the room as far as color goes on the wall. Whether that is gray or purple…grayish purple??..remains to be seen. So, I am thinking about committing the cardinal sin of painting the fireplace. That is the one time with paint where you can’t go back to the original surface. Brick will soak up the paint, so if I do it, it’s permanent. I suppose if we are thinking of redoing the front anyway, it doesn’t matter, but I was just thinking on the off chance it if was original that I wouldn’t want to do it. So there is that. If I do paint it, the color will be the creamy white of the rest of the trim in the house.
On to some food! John won the picks, so we headed out for dinner at Recovery Grill. We always enjoy our food there.
I had to take a picture of John’s Mahi Mahi tacos
Aren’t they pretty? Now it’s my turn to win picks because it has been a couple weeks.