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Welcome to our site! We are Joanne & Steve. After 20+ years working for a city school department and police department, we sold almost everything, bought an RV, and started living on the road with our three children. Joanne homeschools and works online.
What we have chosen is to live life as unencumbered as we possibly can and to spend time with our family, for our family, and as a family.
This website is a record of our travels. But, we also hope to educate, entertain, and inform others about RVing, roadschooling, and the great places we visit in this country.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

First Step to Shedding the Weight

Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. ~Frederick B. Wilcox

That said, the house must be sold. As Cortez did in 1519, we too, shall burn our ships.

Of course, sold "as is" will attract less cash than with a good remodeling. Luckily, the big one, the kitchen, was accomplished a few years ago. But, if I learned anything from HGTV, the bathrooms are just as important to a buyer. So, to better entice a buyer, I have started the first bathroom remodel.

New paint on the walls...basically same colors as before. New sink, and new commode. Just a spruce-up, really. But, of course...nothing is easy. Thought I had everything ready, but when I went to get the roller prepared for the walls, the old roller tube was stuck to the actual roller. There's a lesson here; clean your equipment when you are done. That left me with spackling, sanding, and painting the areas around the ceiling and trim...all set for rolling. Have to head out and grab that now.

I ordered the sink online at HomeDepot.com. Got free shipping, too, since what I ordered was over $249. Here it is...

The toilet is a white toilet...not much to talk about there. Neither matches the 1985 yellow shower stall, but, guess what...not changing it. A nice curtain will hide that.

Tomorrow, I need to add one more piece of wainscoting that we never attached. (Didn't want to take off the sink and toilet 9 years ago!) Then, I become a plumber...

and when the sink comes in, actually hook the new sink up to the pipes...I think I can handle it...really. How hard can it be?

1 comment:

  1. Not hard, you can do it. Now they have those new snap on fittings. - Pam


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