Over the weekend I managed to get a few things finished or worked on here at the house. Not everything I wanted got done, and now it’s Monday and back to work, but several things were finished.
First up, the bathroom remodel, that was started last spring, is finally OVER! DONE! COMPLETE!!!!! (according to me, DH is thinking new countertop but I kind of like the brightness of the white).
Those walls took forever to finish. First the drywall compound gave me fits, then finding the right color for such a small room that was warm, neutral and went with the two pictures that were to remain was challenging. And of course that type of work is slow for me to accomplish. In the end I’m pleased with the results. All of the woodwork was custom made by DH (with a little help from the youngest grand over the winter holiday visit). And it was done one step at a time. Which is how we do things. First piece goes in, then the second piece is decided on. In the end I have exactly what I want, open shelving, some decorative, some functional, and the room kept it’s open feeling. I didn’t want the room to feel overwhelmed with the storage needed.
DH also got my lighting under my kitchen cabinet changed out over the holidays. I can now see when I pour my coffee into one of my darker mugs. He would have done this ages ago, but I balked on the cost of the fixtures, they’re LED lights. As per usual, I should have said yes ages ago!
And we finally have hens, or one of them, laying again.
My hens went off laying in early November when they went through a molt. Then the shorter days kept the lack of eggs going. Yesterday I got my first fresh egg of 2018! I’m down to five hens now, re-homed the older ones. Five hens is more than enough for a two person household once they all start laying again. And they’re not all seven day a week layers, so I’m anticipating about 3 eggs a day. Perfect numbers if it all works out!
I also spent some time this weekend with knitting, both working on the in process mystery shawl and some new stitch markers. Once the stitch markers are knitter tested, I’m planning on adding them to my etsy shop.
All in all, it was a busy weekend. But now it’s Monday and it’s time to head back into the studio and the office for the week.