One week closer

We are one week closer to a lot of things: finishing the remodel at the rental, our granddaughter Jordan’s wedding, and leaving for Tucson. Time moves so quickly!

Getting the rental house ready to sell is the thing that consumes our time and attention right now. Even though we’ve had several unexpected bumps in the road, we’re beginning to think there is a light at the end of the tunnel. This week we ended up taking the bathroom apart, except for the tub, and we didn’t really anticipate doing any of it when we started. One thing leads to another. Replacing the wall mounted sink with a vanity meant that there was a space of wall with no tiles, which were pink and plastic and probably original to the house, anyway. It was a no-brainer that the tiles should all be removed and replaced, but as we were prying them off, LeRoy noticed that there was water around the base of the stool. That led to finding a decaying floor due to a long-standing leak, so the stool had to come out and the floor had to be replaced and reinforced, all of which had to be done before we could put the bead board paneling on the walls, install the vanity and put down new flooring. So far, the floor under the stool is down and the paneling up but not trimmed. The flooring has been chosen and the carpet layer came to measure, so the end is coming. LeRoy told me early in the project that the blinds would be the last thing and we took measurements for them Friday. Now it’s just a matter of seeing whether our endurance and energy last until it’s all finished!

Today was our church wedding shower for granddaughter Jordan and her fiance’ Marc. It is always such a blessing to see our church family reach out to wrap our kids and grandkids in attention and a big hug. Marc and Jordan’s new duplex will be filled with helpful items before they even get married and move in! Heidi and I and granddaughter Bailey went shopping for shoes, a dress and even LeRoy’s tie for the wedding, so we’re about ready on our end.

We’ve had rain this week and the weatherman even said we’re headed into a fall-ish weather pattern, so we have to finish our rental project to let LeRoy move on to essential bus maintenance before we can leave in November. No rest for the weary!

 

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