Derek’s birthday just might be cursed.
This year he was fortunate to get something even more expensive.
Any guesses what glamorous item it was?
At least we got a cool new touch screen thermostat out of the deal (and some touch-up painting).
So yes we have a new furnace and AC. And I bought Derek some of his favorite candy and wine (wrapped of course) in case that beauty in the yard was not thoughtful enough…
And for anyone who has had to decide on a new system when it was 102 or minus 10 outside you have my respect. There were so many options and so many choices that I don’t know how we could have made a decision quickly. I think we made the right decision both financially and comfortwise (at least according to our spreadsheets)…..but who knows.
So in that thread I wanted to share before pictures that don’t have an after. And won’t anytime soon. Unless maybe we find a winning lottery ticket.
Why? Because I don’t want to just show all the pretty parts of our house on the blog and pretend like the others don’t exist. And because the master bath was next on the to-do list until it got bumped by a non-working AC. So to look on the bright side, it’s ugliness is going to be celebrated. And I want to make you smile on Friday.
Because I know pink always makes me smile….
No? Or maybe some red to go with the pink and teal?
Or maybe some pink and blue vinyl and nasty carpet around the vanity, tub and shower?
If that did not do it, the Baskin-Robbins wallpaper that I shred occasionally for stress release could. Obviously working out is not relieving stress since my motivational calendar is from last August..
I know…the the shiny brass and scalloped sinks can brighten your Friday…
We have talked about doing some minor things to make it a little better like replacing hardware, stripping wallpaper and getting a new window covering. But we are planning a major overhaul involving moving the tub and shower so we worry that anything we do will just be throwing money away before the real remodel. So it looks like the day we moved in….with some new wallpaper shredding.
So did I make you smile….or maybe cringe?