Thursday, March 20, 2008

Updating Again

First lilacs of the season! And just in time for the first day of spring, too.

I've been needing reminders that there is "hope" out there. Fortunately, my lilac bush has survived another year (it has had some traumas, including having the concrete guys washing off their equipment at its feet) and the bulbs are still coming up and blooming.

More pictures of the flowers, and the house, on the Flickr page--click on the badge over there to see!

There is progress on the tile front, too. The floor tiles are just about done, and I believe today they will finish the grouting. The bathroom shower is tiled but doesn't look as nice as I'd like so there will be more discussion there. Might as well have it look the way we want it to!
This is the top of the trapdoor to the basement, with the new tile laid over it. Note the absence of hinges... I think there's more work to be done here!

However, the floors are coming along. Here's a shot of some of the new wood that's replacing the old damaged parts. They were able to match the original boards really well--once the floor is sanded, they'll all be the same color.
So my days are divided between time with Miss Audrey and her cohorts, and the construction zone that is my house. Guess which part is more fun?

Maxine loves being near Audrey. Here Audrey is munching on her hand and playing on her surfboard mat. It's so cute to watch these two--Audrey giggles and waves her arms and legs around, and Max lays on her back and waves her arms and legs around. Max is better at rolling over--but give little missy time, and she'll get there too.

Here's the tile cut around the base of the newel post at the foot of the stairs.

Not much knitting or quilting going on these days--it's really hard to work on a project when there's so much going on, and supplies are out of reach. I am looking forward to my trip to Asilomar soon, if for no other reason than the quilting time! Of course, having real meals and a peaceful environment will help a lot too!


LotusKnits said...

Your floors are going to look great!

Audrey is sooooo adorable.

Madge said...

Happy almost spring! Lilacs and granddaughter and kitty and pretty wooden is good!

Sheepish Annie said...

Lilacs together with a kitty/baby picture? I may die from the sweetness of it all!!! I do love lilacs and that would have been enough, you know. Here's to spring!

Larry said...

You're a brave woman! Putting up with all that chaos and still being able to smile is just amazing. Cutting that tile to fit around the newel post must have caused a few expressions of dismay. Having a cute grandchild and coordinating cat helps a lot I imagine.

Knitting Linguist said...

It's great to have lilacs and babies and cats to remind you that life isn't all tile and dust and chaos :) Hang in there! :)

DPUTiger said...

I am quite jealous of your asilomar trip, and of the home remodel. We need to do a master bath remodel, but after getting slammed by the taxman, I don't know when that's actually going to happen.

Good luck with all! Love reading about it, as always!