Aug 8, 2016


Some more things:

Here is how my master bathroom looks at the moment:


I tiled the wall behind the sink and BOY, do I like how it looks!  We looked around some for mirrors, but everything we liked was very expensive.  So then we went in a different direction and found literally the cheapest mirrors we could: $9.99 a piece from IKEA.  And isn't the sink cool?


It is called a Trough Sink, in case you are wondering.  The countertop is Stainless Steel, and was made by a local heating and air conditioning place, for not much more than laminate would have been.  We had to make the plywood base and cut the holes; they just cut and bent the metals to our measurements and then we glued it on.  I still have to build the drawers to go in the vanity.  The only thing holding me back at this point is my own ability to procrastinate.  So we could be waiting years.

The other side of the bathroom looks like this:


um, yep.  You are seeing that right.  Big ugly hole behind the toilet.


We noticed some discoloration of the trim behind the toilet and couldn't tell what it was.  Turns out there was a leak back there, and it was molding the life out of our drywall and trim.


Richard found and fixed the leak, but we have yet to fix the drywall.   Now, before you start thinking, "Tsk, Tsk.  That is what happens when you act as your own plumber." Let me remind you that even the paid professionals sometimes have things go wrong.   Example:


If you look closely you will see that the railing is no longer attached to the wall.  It happened one day as I was walking down the stairs.  I slipped, and the rail I was holding on to for support just popped right out of the wall.  The screws simply weren't long enough.  It has been balanced on that old paint bucket for a couple of months now.

Last but not least, we have this:


That is an Upper Kitchen Cabinet.  Almost all of them have been installed at this point, though they don't have doors yet, so you are just going to have to wait to see more until I can get a picture of the completely finished kitchen.  This has to happen soon because the bank won't give us any more extensions on our loan.  We have to be done by the end of the month.  Period.  So everyone keep their fingers crossed.

Aug 7, 2016

I need you

Guess what?  My sister invented a board game!  And I have played it!  It is fun!  She even started a KickStarter campaign to try to get it made for real.  How it works is this:  She comes up with an amount she will need to have the game made by professionals.  Then the rest of the world goes to KickStarter and agrees to donate whatever amount they want.  If she reaches her goal, she gets to make her game.  Then everyone who agreed to donate will have their credit cards charged for the amount they promised to pay.  And if they paid enough, they will even get a copy of the game, or a short story that she wrote, or whatever.  If, by chance, she doesn't reach her goal, all of those who donated will not actually be charged at all.

Does that make sense?  I'm pretty sure I am explaining the heck out of it.  The gyst is, if she raises enough, she gets to make her game and everyone's cards will be charged. If not, no one's cards will be charged and she does NOT get to make her game.  Sad.

You know I never ask anything of you.  (Besides requiring you to read a bunch of mindless rambling or forcing you to learn about Stair Terminology whether you want to or not.)    So do this for me.  And her.  Go and donate!  Even $1.00 would be awesome.  And TELL YOUR FRIENDS because the whole point is to spread the word to as many people as possible so that those game lovers out there might actually hear about it and get to help fund a brand new game.  And she doesn't even know I am asking this of you, so help a girl out, and give her a dollar or two.

We are always looking for games that a lot of people can play together, and this one can have 8 players.  And it is fun because it is cooperative, so instead of everyone trying to destroy everyone else like you do in Monopoly, you have to rely on the other players if anyone is going to make it out alive.  It is good times. Oh, here is a video about the game!  I may or may not have a starring role in this film! 

Click HERE to learn more

And if you can't figure out what to do at KickStarter once you are there, let me know.  I'll do my best to help.