Sunday, June 2, 2013

Day 14

Another scorcher here today!  The temps were in the 90's for the fourth day in a row. The good news though is that a cold front has moved in and the temps are dropping. Supposed to be in the mid-seventies for the rest of the week. I am in Heaven during those temps.

The good thing about this kind of heat is that I don't want to eat.  I find myself reaching for more fruit and water than anything else. Not a bad thing at all!  That will certainly help with the weight loss. The bad thing though is that working out becomes more difficult.  As you know, I don't deal well with the heat. I am cranky and miserable (I was hoping that would change with weight loss, I guess we'll see). I think I'm going to have to make more of an effort to get up in the morning to get some movement in before the heat gets out of control for the day.  Something for me to think about and work on.

Our plumber showed up today.  He feels that we could get away with making small fixes in the bathroom. Hubs cut away the floor where most of the damage was.  There are still some dark spots in the wood but the wood is all solid. We were planning on cutting it all out and replacing it but the plumber said where it is still solid, as long as it's treated and dry it should be OK. His thought was to take all the caulking out of the shower and re-caulk the whole thing. That would be best for our budget but there are a few problems with that - 1. I hate the shower. It's an eye sore.  The doors have frosted glass that was ruined by a cleaner that was used on them. They look horrible. And 2. the floor is now more damaged than it was to begin with. (the vinyl tiles were starting to slip, leaving gaps in the floor). 

Hubs and I have discussed our design options and just have to let the plumber know our thoughts so he can get us prices.  It's all going to come down to the cost. As much as we hate spending the money, we might just go ahead and do it to get the project done and done right. We'll make decisions later in the week. Until then, it's a good thing we have two other usable bathrooms in the house!

I won't bore you anymore with the bathroom play-by-play.  When we make a final decision, I will let you know and I will be sure to share pictures of the final product.

Have a happy and healthy day!


  1. It's been hot and humid here too the last few days. Tonight here is almost freezing - but bring it on!! I hate the heat with a passion. Crank up the heat and I get crankier.

    When doing repairs or renos in my house, I've learnt the hard way that it never pays in the long run to go cheap.

    1. Hi Linda!
      I'm glad I'm not the only cranky pants in the heat! :)

      And you are right! It never pays to cut corners when it comes to home repairs. Ugh!

  2. It's fairly chilly in Wisconsin right now. I had to wear a light jacket when I walked our dog last evening. But, yes, I don't feel like overeating when I'm hot feeling either. Hopefully, we will enjoy our icy water, iced tea, and cool cucumbers this summer. The teen kids enjoy that we have a huge jug of cold water in the fridge.

    :-) Marion

    1. The temp has dropped her but the humidity has sky rocketed. Can't win! We'll make it through though. Always do.