Friday, 30 May 2014

While I've Been Gone...

Through the lack of posts on here (partially due to the fact that we are far from the world's fastest renovators and have just had nothing interesting to post about and also partially due to a lack of inspiration/motivation that I've mentioned before), I've finally found some new inspiration...

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Mhmm, that's right!!!  This was the picture we used to tell many of our family and friends that we are expecting.  We put it on the third page of a photo album and had people look through some pics until they stumbled upon this one (which many of them passed by without reading it lol and others were searching the reflections of the wall art for a third person hiding somewhere haha) It was a fun way to share some very exciting news.  So over the last 5 months while Darryl's been working hard on the bathroom, I've been working hard on growing a human life.  Amazing!

Thursday, 29 May 2014


If anyone out there can help me out, I have no clue how to fix my blog...I opened it a couple days ago and all of the little side bars, including my "what I like to read" blog roll and past blog posts, have all been relocated to the very bottom of the page, and I can't click on any of them as links either.

I've been getting a lot of "anonymous comments" on recent posts that are clearly spam and never seem to show on my blog but always show up in my email alerts so I don't know if that has something to do with it or what.

Any ideas????  If so, please email me at little (dot) orphan (dot) aggie (at) hotmail (dot) com

Monday, 26 May 2014

Shower Tile

Gosh this tiling job took forever, and poor Darryl was about ready to rip his hair out when it was done.

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(We never claimed to be the neatest renovators :S)
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It looks much better now that it's all grouted and cleaned up a bit (which it obviously isn't in these pics lol).  We're still not showering in it just yet (9 months into this reno now), but I feel it's coming soon! 

There's another update or two beyond this point that I'll post soon.  The end is finally in sight!!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Cement Board, Drywall and a Tub!

Ok I drafted this post almost half a year ago and then lost the motivation to post it...shame lol.  Here's how it started out:

"Happy New Year!

We're coming to the end of our Christmas holidays and I'll be going back to work on Monday.  During our time off we've made some progress in the bathroom which is exciting. As I'm sure you can tell from the title of this post, we...and by we, I mean "D" the drywall, cement board and tub installed! (There was other, very important, but less interesting, work done over the holidays as well, including some electrical and plumbing work).
A look at what the view from the hallway looked like a while ago...
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And where we're at now... (or, where we were back in January)

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We have that one piece of drywall to the left of the picture where the light switches are to put up, but need to frame the door in first.
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The cardboard is still in there because we'll be mudding and thin-setting soon and, although there is a plastic covering on the tub, that's not strong enough to protect from falling screws or harder objects (as we've learned), so that'll stay in until pretty much the end.
So we hope to get the door framed in and that last piece of drywall done shortly so that we can get to mudding and tiling eventually.  I've given up giving ourselves timelines because life always seems to have a way of changing things up and this way it's less of a feeling of let down lol.  Darryl will be starting a very important internship this week (back in January) and will be doing some shift work so we're not sure how that will get in the way yet".

So that was what I had written over 5 months ago.  Luckily there is more progress than what you see in the above pictures and I will try to be good about posting those sooner rather than later.  Even though I haven't been posting anything, I still read my blog roll list regularly and a common theme I was reading about earlier on this year was a lack of motivation or inspiration to post and I guess I wasn't alone in that.

I'm hoping with the start of good weather I'll be more motivated to keep on top of things as we still have A.LOT to get done upstairs.

Any renos you're working on?  Taking longer than you expected?  Upcoming projects?