Man, it’s starting to feel almost winterish around here already. We had overnight lows into the 20s! That killed most of the garden, although the roses that I covered seemed to make it and I brought the mums inside the garage.
Saturday started off like fall, though. John baked some pumpkin donuts with Bisquick. Here is a link to all their baked donut recipes.
I scored on a sewing cabinet that I wanted to make a vanity out of like in this post. I was sort of half looking around on craigslist to see if there happened to be any sewing cabinets since it is not a project we are going to start immediately. I wasn’t expecting to find one, but not only did I find one, it was only $25 – with a working sewing machine!
Here is the machine:
I can hopefully sell the machine to some of my vintage people. It’s almost a shame to take the machine out, but the whole thing will get repurposed, so it’s all good. We will put a vessel sink on top. But that is a project for another day.
Something that did get started was the basement bathroom. This was the crazy bathroom that had the shower at shoulder level (for me!).
It was designed for kids anyway, but the tub was leaking around the drain, which we found out on accident. John dumps a lot of dehumdifier water down the tub in the warm weather and we noticed the rug in the hallway was wet. Ugh. So, that had to be taken care of after we were done with all the company we have had. I heard John making a lot of noise down there earlier in the week and he was already pulling out drywall and the tub, which was so cheap and thin that he could pretty much break it apart with his hands! See how ridiculously small this is? Not sure if you can see it, but the shower spout is right where his biceps is.
Now we have an empty space:
Here is the view from the other side:
The plan here is we will put a wall in there and the space where the tub used to be will be on the outside of the bathroom and we will have a double utility sink in that cubby (where that box frame is). Then the bathroom itself with get a freshen up, but the first priority is closing it up and getting in the sink. We can use all the existing plumbing lines and drain for the tub, so that is pretty awesome. We only need to lengthen the water lines and put in some shut off valves. I will be making soap again and I need a utility sink for that, so this hopefully will be a really good solution. I tell you, we just never stop. I wasn’t thinking this would happen so fast, but then John started it and how can I not get involved??
On another fun note, we have a new toy. A treadmill! We ‘acquired’ it from my parents since they don’t use it and they can use the space. It was kind of heavy, but we managed to get it up our stairs without any issue and have it in our exercise room.
This room is going to be the last one to be de-wallpapered in the house. Maybe we will get to that some time this winter after the hallway/stairwell gets done. Anyway, I can alternate the treadmill and my bike trainer this winter for variety.
It’s also good because I don’t have to worry right now about getting the bike inside for regular exercise and I can squeeze every bit of outside riding in that I can while still having a way to exercise inside. I don’t like John’s recumbent at all, so this is good for me.
Time for today’s pink item – my phone cover!