He has reached the 55 year mark. We can now go eat at Uppy's and he will qualify for the senior citizen discount. Uppy's is a convenience store / BP gas station in Clarksville where you can get a meat and two vegetable dinner for less than $5.00. They have a variety of viddles - fried chicken, fish, prime rib, chicken livers, mac and cheese, turnip greens, broccoli casserole, green beans, cobblers, etc. A very cheap eat.
How did we celebrate?? We went out to eat and to the movies - saw James Bond in Quantum of Solace.
Let's take a tour. We're going to go up the steps to the second floor and right in front of you is the bathroom. When you go inside, you'll turn around in a circle to your right. I thought I had a picture of the bathroom before we began the remodeling process, but I can't find it. You'll just have to imagine. We took up 4 inches of mortar from the floor, took out old pipe, the radiator, the short tub, and the toilet. I don't remember there being a sink.
On the left, where you see the four-door cabinet, there used to be a wall and the radiator. When we took out the radiator and the wall, there was oodles of space under the roof. He built this cabinet and is now making slide-out drawers to utilize this space. It will be great for towels, sheets, toilet paper, etc. Note the sloping line of the top of the cabinet -- nothing is straight in this 1790 house. You go with the flow.
The photo to the right shows the cabinet he built utilizing the extra space beside the shower. He can get in and work on the plumbing if need be and there is space inside to store tall or possibly a vacuum, clothesbasket, etc.
There's also a new linoleum floor - beautiful subtle leaf pattern that picks up the paint color and also includes some tan browns.
The goal is to get the bathroom finished by Christmas so we'll have a second bathroom while the boys and Eryn are here. I think we're going to make it. At first, Andy was going to make blacksmithed accents - toilet paper roll holder, towel racks, etc. but he's busy at work and doesn't have time. We decided on the pewter-like finish for the lights and accessories. Everything looks very nice. I absolutely love the paint color - Thatch Brown from Sherwin-Williams.
When Andy's birthday arrives, I know mine is not far behind. His was this Saturday and mine is next Saturday. How will I celebrate???? I'll celebrate and others with Sally Melville at workshops hosted by Yarns, Etc. and Great Yarns in Chapel Hill and Raleigh, NC. I can hardly wait!!!