Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
How I'd spend every day if I weren't redecorating, cooking, sewing and blogging!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Bumps in the Road


Have you ever experience bumps in your life road? I've had a few the last 3 days.  

Bump One - My oldest daughter and one of the Grandgirls missed Easter lunch because the little one was sick. 

Bump Two - It rained here on Easter so no outdoor egg hunting for the little ones and we were looking forward to watching them, they are at such a cute age. But egg hunting isn't really what Easter is about anyway. We celebrated Resurrection Day and enjoyed the short time we got to spend with the other two Grandgirls.

Bump Three - The reason for our hurried return was because we had a small hiccup in the tile installation in the bathroom and needed to add an unplanned trim piece to make things all "even".  Thankfully, Home Depot was open on Easter and we found a really nice accent piece that we are going to pretend we planned from the beginning.  Crossing my fingers that the tile portion of the project finishes today.


SuperDave had to travel for work this week so before he left we needed to remove the faucet and drain from this vanity because counters for two bathrooms are being installed tomorrow.  If anyone could love a SEASHELL sink it should be a beach lover like me.  Maybe if the seashell sinks were in a beach house? Or maybe if they weren't this funky yellow color?  Or maybe if most of the world didn't consider seashell sinks "dated"? Whatever the reason, they have to go.


Bump Four - This is normally a simple task, except when the water shut off valve breaks as soon as you turn it.  Time is 5:15 pm, Home Depot closes in 45 minutes.  My husband says you can't make this stuff up if you tried.


Have you ever been here?  With 45 minutes to get to the store and buy parts? Your should have seen us scrambling around trying to shut off the water and get him out the door while I stayed on site to empty the bowl.  Or maybe you shouldn't have, I'm sure it was a comical sight.


Bump Five - 5:30 AM today, my home alarm starts beeping like someone opened a door, or maybe it's a different kind of beep.  Whatever it is I was startled out of a deep sleep and ran stumbling to find the reason my alarm was making noise.  It appears the battery is failing and needs replaced.  I ordered a new one and was told that when I clear the notification it shouldn't go off again for 24 hours. I sure hope the low battery "notification" doesn't choose 5:30 am tomorrow morning to remind me again.

I take a deep breath and remind myself that these are all little things, easily resolved things. These bumps are just bumps, easy to get over and continue on my journey of life.

Much love and laughter.

Laura


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Friday, April 3, 2015

Bathroom Renovation Part 3, The Fun Stuff

Spring has arrived in north Texas (with a vengeance).  The wet weather followed by sun and heat has caused an explosion of spring allergies trees and grasses.  I LOVE  LOVE  LOVE being outside so much, but with 25 mph winds many days the last 3 weeks I've had a headache for about 2 weeks.  Every spring and fall I get a sinus infection, you would think I would learn to stay indoors, but that's not likely.  I think possibly today I'm finally starting to improve. 

But there is good news - this is our week off from the bathroom renovation. The guys installing the tile arrived on Monday and are installing the tile this week. I've also ordered the counter top for the vanity and am super excited to get that installed.

Here's a sneak peak of the floor



And the tub/shower surround



So this week, all the work we've been doing get covered up!  Except the tub, which gets uncovered soon, and it's shiny and white and beautiful.

Today we have

A City inspector coming to inspect the water heater installation;

A stained glass repair artist coming to repair broken pieces of this window; 




AND......The tile guys continuing the bathroom tile installation.

That's a lot of progress for one day.  It's good I decided to take a half-day of vacation this afternoon. I'm ready for a long weekend.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend,

Laura


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Thursday, March 26, 2015

California Adventure - Muir Woods

Taking a break from the bathroom reno to relax for a moment and remember our lovely California Adventure vacation last summer.  I do love California, especially that you sometimes need a sweatshirt in July.  That NEVER happens in north Texas - absolutely never!

Sometimes I just get sidetracked and forget to finish things for a while. I never finished showing you all the stops on our vacation last summer. But maybe the timing is good as people start to plan for summer vacation.  The final tourist stop on our California Adventure last summer was the Muir Woods National Monument. The pictures speak for themselves.


Really BIG trees


That have been here a really really long time


Make you realize how small you are in the universe


A walk in the woods is always a good way to spend a day


I wish we had spent a full day here, we would have enjoyed hiking some of the outer loop trails.  We might come back here some day and stay longer, it was definitely worth a visit.  Things we had read said take the shuttle due to limited parking.  We would have needed to drive in the wrong direction to ride a shuttle so we drove ourselves and had to park beside the road about a mile from the entrance. So my advice is take the shuttle, even if you have to drive in the opposite direction of the park to get on it!

The walk through this beautiful forest was peaceful and relaxing, if you are in northern California I would recommend a visit to Muir Wood National Monument.

Much love and laughter,


Laura


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