Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day Fun

We were busy this Memorial Day. After discovering a bit of mold, I decided the cracked tiles in the bathroom just weren't going to cut it. Fearing the worst, we began demolishing the tub enclosure.

Tile Demo (that's our neighbor helping)

Surprisingly, (thankfully) there wasn't much mold. Yay! It still needed to come down. Cracked tiles are never a positive. The worst place was in the middle where the soap dish was. It was really bad.

Studs

Nest we put up roofing felt and then the cement board.

Cement board

We chose to use Hardiebacker because it's much easier to work with. I tell you, I don't think my days of working at Home Depot have paid off more than they have with this project!!

We greenboarded the rest of it and bought our tiles tonight. Tomorrow afternoon I'll be putting fiberglass tape and thinset in the joints and then we'll start putting in the tile. More pictures to come!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

My New House

Yay! The empire is back! We were able to get a 3 bedroom house in a great neighborhood AND rent out our condo. Sweet! cute huh?


We're hoping to move in June 7. What's been so cool is that we had a good offer on the condo after only 8 days on the market (but then we got this house and took it off the market) and had it rented after only 1 day on craigslist. We feel so blessed that we've been able to do this! We'll be poorer than church mice for the next few years, unless DH gets promoted (which is actually looking really good!), but I'm really excited to have a yard I can plant a garden in and let my kids run around in.