We've been working on the counter tops. We even got some tile down in the bathroom. If you look close, you will notice there is no grout yet. Supposedly you need to let it set up for 24 hours. I added this photo to show you the funky lights above the counter. We have a mirror to go in the big blank spot, but it is still in the barn.
Although we got lots done, we were hoping to get some tile down in the kitchen. Unfortunately, we had a day similar to Andy's. Well, maybe not quite as bad as Andy's. We started to put the vent hood up, but needed a stronger backing for it. That meant cutting into the sheetrock and adding a board. We did some taping and bedding, but it will need texture and paint too. This was something that we should have done early on, but sometimes we forget such things and have to backtrack. We worked on that as much as we could; then moved on to install the dishwasher (not pictured). The kitchen sink pictured was something we picked up at a second-hand store - I love it! A few year ago, our son and DIL picked us up a Mexican sink at the Mercado in San Antonio for our future bathroom. Knowing that we wanted two sinks (Toby is a sink hog) we bought another sink last year while in SA. I love these sinks too - all that color!
Anyway, it is coming along. Last night while working on the bathroom tile, we got to a point where we just could not decide what to do - frustrating. Maybe we were just too tired to think. It was one of those moments when I thought of my dad - it was time to drink a cup of coffee and smoke a cigarette and think on it. Instead, we stopped for the night and went to bed.
Toby, Jesse, and I had a good laugh over my dad's way of doing things, or not doing them. Jesse said she was reminded of Pa this week - had a cigarette/coffee moment at school - when trying to load a kiln with other student's work - some of it big and bulky. Apparently it was frustrating dealing with other students too. She said she wanted to say, "Let's stop and have coffee and a cigarette." She and the other kiln loaders did take a break (no cigarette or coffee) and never got the kiln loaded. Speaking of Jes, she just posted some Air Show pics. Her photos are always so much artsier than mine - better camera.
We did get the tile done. After a restful night, our brains were working much better, and we were able to figure it out. Then we sicced Jesse on it. She finished up the bathroom tile doing a bang-up job.
Normally I would not mention college football, but Okie teams sure put it to their opponents today. Now we are watching some Texas Tech vs. A&M and it looks like it might be a good game. I was raised an Aggie fan, but I went to TT. Who to cheer for?? I'll probably be happy no matter who wins.