Tuesday, May 30, 2017

From The Ground Up

The Boy Scout and I worked in the garden this weekend. Looks a bunch better plus it felt good just to get outside with my thoughts and with this little piece of land that belongs to us. 

I have an aversion to jade plant. It stems from childhood and is no less fixed today than the first day I discovered my dislike, which was probably at 6 or 7 years old. My garden has a number of very old jade plants and although I feel a little guilty, I just keep cutting them back and back, until I am sure they will mush away. The base of one of them has got to be 24 inches round and stems just keep popping up. But, honestly, I am way more tenacious than a jade plant. Got a long way to go out there but one thing at a time and until this bathroom is finished the yard can wait...one thing at a time.

The new master bath is, at long last, moving along. I picked out my new tub (with bubbles) and a toilet. Flooring and vanity next.

Boy Scout digging out crawl space
Footing frames

New footing
My new slider ;)
View from my small patio

I envy people who can build something like this out of nothing. In my next life I may be a construction worker. 

Looking forward to christening my new bathtub. Meanwhile, have a fantastic Tuesday.


  1. I agree about envying builders. How satisfying (and empowering) it must be to feel you could build something like this. Very exciting.

    1. Yes, empowering is the right word.

  2. Nothing better than a relaxing bath after a long day of working in the garden! Soon, very soon.

    1. Yes ma'am. It's been a good long while. Cannot wait to get back to doing one of my very favorite activities.

  3. It's interesting how we have aversions to things. I love jade plants because my grandfather grew them. One of my aversions? Spoon collections. I have no idea why they anger me but they do. I see them when I am at work in clients homes and I glare at them.
    I am looking forward to your new addition. How exciting!
    A bath with bubbles is an absolute must.

    1. Hahahaha....spoons. Isn't it funny how we all have these little things that often times we don't even know why?


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