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Friday, April 10, 2015

I have been ignoring this blog

As you have noticed I have not updated this blog in forever. Besides having a new job, Tom had heart bypass surgery last week and we have been dealing with that as well. It was scary because I was not sure what would happen but thank god he made it through. He is home now and doing very well considering they cracked his chest open. Every day he gets stronger. I hope the worst is behind us.

So I have been MIA and will probably be MIA a little bit more. Once things calm down, I might be blogging a little more.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Living Room/TV Room Renovations!

Here are some before and after pictures of what we did in the living room.


 Before



This was the living room before. You would walk into the house and it had no flow except for the hallway. It really chopped up the house. 



This was my room before the renovations. More pictures here. We took out the stairs behind that wall and then we took out the wall. It made a difference. 





Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mexico 1970ish

When we were younger, we drove from Los Angeles to Costa Rica. I remember it was a long trip. It was probably 6 to 7 days. But we drove through Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and then ended up in Costa Rica. I am guessing this was sometime in the 70's.

In Mexico, I remember we stopped at some ruins. I don't remember the name but here is a pic of us there. It was super cool. I am going to see if I find more pictures of that trip.





Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Bathroom Renovation Photos!

I finally have pictures of our new bathroom. I know I have been deadly slow getting them up but my life is crazy lately.

Here are the before pictures:








Here are the after pictures.


We covered up the glass block window and then moved the toilet to the other side of the room. It is in that little corner where the town rack is. Tom bought this vanity and when we put it in, it did not look right with the color on the wall. We decided to tone it down by adding a backsplash and painting the wall grey. It worked. 


The backsplash really tied everything together. We were lucky to find one that matched the slate floors. 


Our shower is pretty huge now. I couldn't get a good picture but you can see the whole thing is slate tiles and we added a little bench and nook for soap and shampoo. We also have pebbles on the floor of the shower. 


Tom bought a fancy shower thingy. We have a rainfall shower head and a wand. Then we have 2 other body shower heads. It's fancy. 


The flooring is slate tiles and you can see the pebbles in the shower.  We are pretty happy with the bathroom. It turned out quite nice and we didn't even have a designer. We sort of willy-nilly put it together but it works. 

It still needs some pictures or something on the wall and we want to put in some shelves but, overall, it works and looks nice. It is so much better than our old 1980's Miami Vice hateful bathroom before.