Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Birch Bay Low Tide

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Our Bathroom Renovation: Slow But Sure Progress

We've previously commented on our bathroom renovation efforts, starting with the new shower and following up with our new granite countertop. What's new since mid-April?

Since you ask, we've can check off a paint job for the bathroom, a sink and tap installed, and the tile backsplash put into place today.

Next we grout those tiles, install new flooring, and complete the project with a new toilet.

We're getting there.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bathroom Renovation: Grappling with Granite

Last week Brian picked up a slab of Brazilian granite at Scrivanich in Bellingham, where we had been able to choose from among a variety of suitable "remnants" to find a piece that really appealed to us. Dennis at Scrivanich couldn't have been more friendly or helpful.

The timing was perfect. Dennis helped Brian load it into the car, and our David, who was visiting, was waiting at home to be at the front end as we carried the 160-pound piece into the bathroom and laid it on the vanity. Dave also held it up at various angles to allow Kathy to caulk underneath.

We've put the project on hold for a few days due to a delightful influx of grandchildren but we'll carry on as soon as we shake off our not-so-delightful colds.

Belated Birthday Cake

Kathy's theme is Easter for the twins.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Social Climbers?

Courtesy of blogger Lucky* at One Mile at a Time:

Russian Free-Climbing Daredevils...

*We met Ben a few years back at a frequent traveler event and look forward to seeing him at another one in Seattle at the end of April.