Saturday, October 18, 2014

Weather, walls, and water

We had a nice little surprise today.  A gorgeous, warm, balmy day.  So rare for this late in October but loved it.  I've been a bad blogger lately.  It's been a busy week and it seems there was little time for computers.  

My cousin the contractor arrived this week.  He finally got to my To-Do list.  I had an extra doorway in my living room.  It's bothered me since I moved in.  Here is the "before" picture

That doorway to the left of the tv leads into a closet area and then the bathroom.  But as you can see, you can also enter that area from the den.  So Mike has dry walled it in for me.  He has to come back for a little more work (mudding) and then I can prep the rest of the walls.  Here it is now, with a wall

I love it and can't wait to paint.   He also insulated under my eaves upstairs in the little cubby hole doors.  There are 3 of these little "hobbit doors" upstairs.  It should make the upstairs much warmer this winter.

But as usual, with the good comes the bad.  I threw in a load of laundry tonight.  Luckily I left the basement door open.  After the washer started to run for a few minutes I heard water.  Not the gentle sloshing of water filling a tub......the sound of water rushing......

Yup, that's soapy water all over the floor.  I ran down the stairs and water was shooting out everywhere.  Quickly I stopped the machine and found a hose off.  After a few minutes I figured out where the hose was "supposed"to be and shoved it back in.

I managed to finish the load but I think I've just added another thing to Mike's to-do list.  Now it time to dust off the hooking frame.  Cheese puffs in the oven and a glass of Pinot Grigio.  Happy Saturday !


  1. You are getting your house so comfy cozy. and cheese puffs and wine sound great. I just finished cheese cake.

  2. How exciting it must be to have some things marked off that "to do" list! It sounds like you are in for a good evening - cheese puffs and wine! xo Nellie

  3. That wash machine trouble sounds familiar to me lol😊

  4. Lucky you to have Mike for a relative :)
    Furniture placement will be so much easier without that extra door. You sure are getting lots done in a very short period of time (though it may not seem that way to you).
    Thankfully you were home with the basement door open!!! It could have been so much worse.
    Happy Sunday.
    Hugs :)

  5. Glad you know a handy man to make everything warm and cozy. Sounds like the wine and cheese puffs are well deserved! Have fun!

  6. Very nice, so welcoming and cozy,Kim. Yum, wine and cheese puffs, oh so Google.Blessings Francine.

  7. It will be a lot easier to decorate with that extra doorway gone. Only a man would have thought that it was a good idea to have a door there to save him some extra steps to get to the closet..., hehehe.

    I had that same thing happen to me a long time ago. For some reason the hose just popped out. My husband tied it so it wouldn't happen again.

    Wine and cheese puff sounds very good. Right now I'm dreaming of a piece of pecan pie.

  8. But how will the hobbits get out now? ;)

  9. I think all of it is pretty nice. I like how bright it looks in your rooms. Now the washing machine, aw well, you know how that goes.

  10. Wow, looking good! Good idea to close that off. I'm assuming those cheese puffs in the over didn't come out of a snack bag! There's always something to do in a home...always! Nice to have a handy man available!

  11. Don't you just love getting projects done? That makes so much sense to close up that doorway.

    A month after we moved into our "new" house the washer filled and didn't stop. It was a new washer! Our laundry room is on the main floor so the water went through the floor vent and rained down into the basement - what a mess!

    (It's me!)

  12. Looking good! Glad the washer was an easy fix!