Saturday, June 20, 2015

And it's a wrap...

The stove was installed and I totally spaced getting a picture of it. Der. Oh well, it's just a stove. The plumbing company was GREAT. If you need a plumbing company in the Fort Walton area I HIGHLY recommend Elliot Plumbing. He made a special trip out to light my pilot light when his helper forgot to. He made sure my furnace was self lighting as well just to be safe. All around nice guy and although his helper was forgetful, he was good and cleaned up after himself as he left.

I locked up, hugged Sally and headed out. I swung by TJ Maxx and Tuesday Morning to return curtains that weren't the right colors. Then swung by Rooms To Go to order the love seat as well.

I made a fatal mistake by turning north on 331.

Ugh!! An HOUR to go 30 miles. On the plus side, it was a beautiful day for a drive. ;)

I got home to find my day lilies in bloom and although they're looking a little roughy around the leaves, however appear happy ;)

And two small ripe tomatoes. They say they are cherry ones, but they're bigger than I would expect!

And with that it's time to get comfy and stretch out on my bed and relax.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Hurry up and wait

Cabinets were to be here at noon. Well, they didn't make it. It was closer to 1:45. Yikes.

In the mean time I did a few projects.

I stained the coffee table.

I unpacked my vacuum and tried it out. Works just fine!!

I got a wild hair and started to paint the shelves in the launder room

It's SO dark that the white paint makes a HUGE difference!!

Then we got into a Hateful fight with the >~#^+'£¥*# paint sprayer.

This is my new enemy. I HATE it. It only painted a VERY small area and it was in fits and spurts. Yep it almost made it to the garbage!! It may still make it there...grrrr

So I gave up.

I screened the laundry room window instead. Worked out well ;)

THIS is as far as the blasted sprayer got me. I'll get a different sprayer and tackle this another time. Sigh.

I cleaned the living room floor a few times. I'm on my final mop and glow coat.

And the cabinets came in. It was a little later than expected. They said noon they meant 1:45. Sigh.

Boxes coming in.

Leveling and installing.

Aren't they cute??

They're going to color match perfectly!!


Mystery solved in how they attach to the floor. Screws and plates to the floor. He used the grout lines to get it anchored to the floor.

Electric extended to the end of the island.

All cleaned up and installed.

Our little trap door to the gas shutoff. Cute!! This is what I asked for when I ordered the cabinets and they said I would have to go under the drawer and cut a hole. I like this option better as he made it a slide up insert.

On to the front of the cabinets. So nice!!!

And the best thing? Pan pull out and nothing but drawers!!! Well and a garbage. The far cabinet is a microwave cabinet.

The stove hole.

And the whale has found a good home!!

What it will look like with the countertops!!

And the living room in progress.

Chairs on the wall... Nawh.

There is a tape measure on the wall to measure put the couch. It's 96" which is fine. It will fit just about anywhere.

So after looking at this and sitting there looking at it for a while I have decided that I need a love seat. I think I'll put the couch on the wall and the love seat at the window and the chairs at the far end of the room. That will pull all the colors together, I'm sure.

So tomorrow before I get home I'm going to swing by Rooms to Go and get the matching love seat.

It's only money, right?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A full day's work

What did I do today? Well now that's a loaded question. So let's start. I got up, got dressed and came to Sally's for breakfast (brought sausage). The door was shut and blinds closed so I started to head on back to the house. My timing was perfect. Sally was already up and was just starting coffee so she let me in ;)

After a good breakfast I headed back to my place to do odds and ends stuff while waiting for the bunk bed delivery.

I started with the light fixtures.

The bottom ones have been sprayed with paint remover the top left is not.

This is my NEW love. Really. Awesome stuff. Cut through years of paint in 5 minutes I spent some time scraping and scrubbing and sanding. The original ones were stainless. I would have loved to have left them stainless however there was too much pitting. Sad, really.

Painted after their scrape and buff job.

What they look like installed.

Very nice.

While in the laundry I took some pictures of the "filter" the last people put in the window. Weird as the glass was painted and darkened. The screen was filtered for whatever reason however it didn't work as one as the window was painted shut so wouldn't open.

The frame.

And removing the old metal screen and wedges. I'm think I can get it screened tomorrow. We shall see!

Then @ 9:30am look who showed up!

This is Rooms-to-Go. In a rental truck. Weird, but OK.

And the first frame going in. Looking better than I thought. We will have PLENTY of room.

Finishing up the assembly of the last bed!

And they're installed!!!

And staged... Debating a white table...

Or the teal. I think the teal wins!! I actually like the contrast.

The OTHER lamp we found on our travels. Love the glass float look of it!!

So. I also hung some art after lunch!

The master...

Entry hall...
Need to clean or paint that door!!
And put a door handle on the closet door (lots of odds and ends to do!!)

One more in the hall...

And one in the kitchen. I think this one needs to shift right. My measurement was a little off. Oh well, spackle and paint will fix that!

I then went for a swim with Sally. When I got home to shower I discovered I have NO hot water. Nope, not a drop. Sigh. Good thing it's hot outside and I was OK with the cool shower I got. Ugh. So I tried to figure out how to light the pilot. Yeah, no start. Nothing, Nada. I about lost my sh*t. Standing on my head in a hot laundry room trying to figure out HOW to light a pilot. Nothing. It was 5 minutes to 5pm and the plumbing place who worked on it Monday wasn't open. I wonder now if he shut it off as we haven't showered much this week. Gross, I know, but really three showers were taken in those few days since then. Not long showers and not HOT showers as were hot and sweaty... So not sure when it stopped heating. But really. If he shut the gas off the I'm pretty sure pressure tested the line - why would he shut it back off again? I'm still confused with this one. Thinking that when he shut it off to do the pipe he didn't do anything with the heater or the hot water heater. Wouldn't that mean it was leaking all that time???? Apparently not according to Google.

Ugh!!! Frustrations.

Then I went to Sears to get a range hood. What a joke. They have goods on their sight they don't have anything to do with. They won't install, they just have them on their sight. What the?? Ugh!! So I gave up. I went to Home Depot $900. Not installed. So I gave up for good and we went to dinner!!

Guess where we went??

Yep Stewby's. Love the place! Fried shrimp. Yum!

After that it was a trip to Walmart to buy eight pillows - yep, you read that right EIGHT pillows. Why eight? Well each bunk has a decorative pillow with sham AND a pillow in a pillow case. So how did I get pillows for the staged pictures? Well, I stood them from. The OTHER two bedrooms decorative shams. ;)

So with 8 pillows I should be back up to snuff on having enough pillows for all the shams and all the beds. Well, with the exception of the sleeper sofa, but we will deal with that later when it's delivered in July.

And a vacuum.

And with that it was drive home and watch some TV with Sally this evening.

Fat, happy and full of shrimp :P