Weekly progress report: it’s starting to look like something 

Rude Ass had almost finished the ceiling in the bathroom last time I looked in yesterday evening. 

Biff had gotten the locks installed on the front door.

We have our thankless water heater on-site.

Sunshine got one wall finished in the kitchen. I like the sort of biscuit color he ended up with.

Overall, it’s really starting to look like something, and I’m pleased as punch that it looks better than I had pictured in my mind’s eye. 

I’ve also managed to make a tiny dent in the Christmas gifts that I want to crochet. I’ll write about that another day, though. There are so many to do that they deserve their own post.

Last night, I got to clear out a major amount of space under the bed, because early next week Sunshine will be heading to Shreveport for the afternoon. I got his dad’s house sister’s jar goods all gathered together in cute little baskets I bought. I also put two Christmas ornaments in each basket. One was a clear plastic bubble that got Mardi Gras themed confetti stuffed in it. The other was a boot made from old/retired Texas license plates, made by the ladies at the local tag office and sold for a small donation to their preferred charity.

Now, I need to go get ready for work. I hope everyone has a beautiful day! 


Weekly progress report: baby steps

Rude Ass got started on installing the plumbing fixtures in our shower. It took some creative problem solving since we were using bits and pieces from two different boxes. The rain shower head is chose came in a box with the tub filler and the temperature control valve. Since we have no tub, we aren’t installing the tub filler. That created a problem, because the diverted that tells the water which place to come out of? Is on the tub filler. Rude Ass came up with a solution that we actually kind of like, because it’s a little bit weird, just like us.

Yep, he put a red outdoor faucet knob in our shower to control waterflowtothe rain shower. He also got a button that will control water flow to the handheld shower head. He got the washing machine connection done, and a valve for water to the toilet (in case we don’t go with an incinerating toilet).

Sunshine and Biff have been busy, too. The scratch coat has been applied to all the walls (except in the bathroom, where we’re still dealing with plumbing.

My kitchen back splash has been installed, and I think it looks amazing. 

It looks even better when there’s a fire going in the fireplace,  but I didn’t have my tablet down there to get pics of it. It’s an Italian, iridescent, murano glass mosaic that we snagged up when we got the opportunity to clean out a defunct tile warehouse some time ago. We also got some cobalt glazed tiles that will become the bathroom back splash, some textured (no slip) industrial kitchen tile that we’ll be using on the bathroom floor, and a small box of beautiful blue glass tiles that are iridescent  that we will be using in the shower niches. They’re only 2×2 or so, and there aren’t many, so sadly I couldn’t do a backsplash or anything with them.

Final note: While I’m sitting here at work posting this, Sunshine is at home working on applying the top coat finish to as many of the walls as he can get to before dark. I’m going to be scheduling up a few days worth of posts because our Internet is booked at home. If I’m slow to respond to comments, I apologize and ask for your forgiveness. I’ll surely have to do some catch-up reading with all the blogs I follow, once we have Internet at home again. I promise, I haven’t abandoned anybody. I’m just dealing with the shitty Internet issues that seem to come with the territory when one lives in butt fuck nowhere. 


The skies have been grey for the last week or so, and today a cold grey rain is coming down. Sunshine decided it was a perfect day to work on our little house.

He’s inside, with a fire going in the fireplace, putting the first coat on the interior walls.

It’s going to be hard for me to let him go over this dark grey scratch coat with a lighter colored finish coat. I’m seriously loving the idea of charcoal grey walls.

Seriously loving it.

Bits and bobs

Yesterday, we went to the big-box home repair store to look for the shower heads and knows for the bathroom.  We can’t finish the ceiling in there until the rain shower head is installed.

I was very disappointed in the selection at the first one we went to. They had exactly one shower head that I wasn’t mad at. If the best I can say about it is that “I ain’t mad at it”, it’s time to go.

We did get lock sets for the exterior doors while we were there. We had to piece together a set because the one I liked didn’t fill our needs (key on both sides of the deadbolt). It wasn’t exactly what I wanted, but that’s not the hill I’m choosing to die on.

I did find something I liked at the second store. It wasn’t exactly what I wanted, but again…. that’s not the hill I’m choosing to die on.

We also got the stuff to finish the fart fan installation.  While this isn’t sexy, it’s certainly necessary. 

We’ve also lined up a guy we know and trust from Shreveport to come build me some custom cabinets. Now we’re starting to approach the hill I’ve chosen to die on–my kitchen. I compromised on the faucet to save some money. I am not compromising on the cabinets, lighting, or appliances. I think we’re going to have this up build us a custom platform bed frame and maybe even our living room storage units.

Weekly progress report

So we know that Rude Ass finished most of the ceiling. 

Sunshine has finished the fireplace and chimney! We’ll be able to keep air and water out of the house as soon as we buy locksets for the doors.

We gave the fireplace a little test drive one morning,

and Biff/Goldilocks snapped a family portrait for us.

One step closer to finishing!