Distractions=Lack of Progress

OR–What we did instead of working on the house!

1. Kids bought a new house that needed a lot of work! Besides bath renovation we also helped paint and tear out old flooring.

Kid's new house--Wallpaper removal

Kids’ new house–Wallpaper removal

Master bath tear out

Master bath tear out

New tub main bath

New tub main bath

New floor main bath

New floor main bath

2. Renovated Arizona house in order to sell quickly. (We hoped!)

Interior paint

Had interior painted–took a long time–vendor delayed the job and sent non-pro workers–lots of redo required

New fans and some fixtures

Installed new fans and some new light fixtures–including one that “disappeared” after the painters removed it.

New front patio

New front patio started by landscapers

Refinished front door

Refinished front door, replaced door hardware, and had new carpet installed

Garage floor epoxied

Garage floor cleaned and epoxied, garage painted.

Cleaning and staging

Cleaning and staging

Stoop repaired and painted

Stoop repaired and painted

New entry patio

New entry patio and tons of landscaping done

We did sell the house about 2 weeks after it was listed, but then we waited 6 more weeks for the sale to go through. Still we were happy it sold and we can move on to other projects.

3. Went birthday camping!

RV at campground

RV at campground

Lake scene

Lake scene

RV across water

RV across water

4. Visted moms in New York and Chicago.

Mom in Chicago

Mom in Chicago

5. Helped fix up kids old house for sale.

Master bath redo with grout paint

Master bath redo with grout paint

Garage entry trim

Garage entry trim

Installed baseboards

Installed baseboards

6. Prepared RV for cross country trip.

New water pump and pressure tank

New water pump and pressure tank

Tried to repair awning

Tried to repair awning

7. Three week RV trip to Indiana and Illinois with grandkids!

Grandson's food list

Grandson’s food list

Getting started

Getting started

Resting at a playground

Resting at a playground

Watching movies

Watching movies

Indiana!

Indiana!

Another visit to Grandma Grand

Another visit to Grandma Grand

8. Another camping trip during the week of July 5th.

Columbine at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

Columbine at Golden Gate Canyon State Park

View from hike

View from hike

9. A month of preparing for our son’s wedding in California and the actual wedding!

Favors

Favors

Dramatic sticks for hall

Dramatic sticks for hall

Flower arrangements

Flower arrangements

Fascinators and carry sign for grandkids

Fascinators and carry sign for grandkids

Flowing arches

Flowing arches

Table decor

Table decor

The dress

The dress

 

The bouquets

The bouquets

Rehearsal

Rehearsal

The ceremony

The ceremony

Korean Paebaek Ceremony

Korean Paebaek Ceremony

10. An end of summer camping trip and visit with friends.

The beach

The beach

S'mores

S’mores

Hanging out

Hanging out with friends and fresh peach cocktails

Friends' garden

Friends’ garden–hope ours looks like this someday

Chickens!

Chickens!

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