Bathroom progress, week 2

tile mosaic pic1 730x315 Bathroom progress, week 2

Today we’ve got an update on our progress in the Imagine the Impossibilities Challenge, which you can read about here (or here or here or here or here).  Click here for our week 1 progress report.

This weekend, all three kids were with their other parents.  All weekend.  0 kids.

I’m sure you can do the math:

2 days + 3 nights + 0 kids = Not a lot of obvious progress on the bathroom renovation

But let’s break the numbers down further

1 movie + 1 play = lots to talk about that doesn’t include plumbing, tiles, fixtures, or cabinetry.

Midnight in Paris Movie Bathroom progress, week 2

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1 brisk walk in a favorite neighborhood + lingering light on a Saturday afternoon + 2 hands holding = good exercise that doesn’t leave us with sore backs, smashed fingers, or scraped shins.

esparzas pic 730x547 Bathroom progress, week 2

1 hour in a coffee shop with tea, bread pudding, and savory cornbread, watching the people of Portlandia, goofing around with the camera, laughing about how we will never, ever be hip = a kind of bonding agent they don’t carry at Lowe’s or Home Depot.

cornbread pic 730x547 Bathroom progress, week 2

(3 hours + many many many boxes of Pratt & Larson tile at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore) + (.05 cents x 262 tiles) = more than enough progress toward reaching our goal.

tile at restore 730x547 Bathroom progress, week 2

cane tile restore pic 730x547 Bathroom progress, week 2

1 long soak in the new tub – (wallboard + tile + spout) = inspiration to keep going.

tub filling pic 730x547 Bathroom progress, week 2

1 man + 2 Hardibacker panels + 2 hours = extra credit/personal victory/evidence to support our belief that we can do this project.

hardibacker 730x547 Bathroom progress, week 2

1 clean house + a quiet dinner + a blazing fire = a lovely end to a lovely weekend.

fireplace 1 730x547 Bathroom progress, week 2

To measure progress accurately…

rita in coffeeshop 730x973 Bathroom progress, week 2

…you’ve got to have the right ruler.

Any house can be beautiful, but a home is only as lovely as the family inside of it is happy.

How did you make progress on your home this weekend?