Such is life in the summer.
But I'm posting to show you two befores and two afters, just for the heck of it. A sort of What I Did This Summer prequel (heck, if Star Wars can do it, I can do it).
First, the new downstairs bathroom. We left this room out of the renovation equation when we moved here because it wasn't too bad, but over the past 4 years things seemed to deteriorate. It didn't help when one neighbour laughed heartily while telling us how one of the previous owners' kids had dumped a 50lb sack of concrete INTO THE TOILET. Methinks it was the same kid who had a black bedroom and charred one of the ceiling beams with his lighter...
Anyhow, this summer one of MY kids turned into A Showering
It wasn't particularly hard, but it took a while and let me just say that it's a jolly good thing there are stores that rent jackhammers and stores that sell porcelain tile cutting drill bits.
Now all we have to do is keep the Showering
Next, the Lemon Arbor. Such are the wonders of the summer season that even though we've had the worst summer on record (I don't have any stats for you, only the opinion of every single person in town, which I think is far more official) there has been a lot of beautiful green action going on around here. Not a lot of ripened action, per se, (except the lemons, which have been prolific enough for me to make marmalade) but a lot of green action.