Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tales from the bathroom

This is what our bathroom looked like before we took the 1970s surround out and put up tile. We call the bathtub the toe cracker! Isn't it nice how it sticks out in the middle of the room? I love the tub because of the size but just can't imagine what they were thinking when this bathroom was "designed". Originally I think it only had a tub and sink; the toilet was at the end of the hall. There were so many problems with the tub, I can't even begin to mention them.

See the crack at the bottom of the surround? It couldn't begin to hold enough caulk to keep the water out. This picture was taken after we pulled all the old caulk off which led to the surround tearing, my husband saying a few choice words followed by "Call Buzz (our friend/handyman/brother-in-law) and see when he can tile it" ~ Yea!!

This is what it looked like after the tile was complete (we didn't have the curtain up yet). It's still the toe cracker but at lease it looks better and doesn't leak!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Bathroom troubles...

This is our upstairs bathroom.
It's the one we all use everyday. We have a brand new bathroom downstairs, it's bigger and has a shower. That's the "guest bathroom"! Here's my problem, I hate looking at the plumbing under the sink. Does anyone have a solution for this? I have seen the curtains that you hang underneath the sink but I think that would just be a dust collector (and I don't need anymore to dust!).

I know that anyone else would want a big huge bathroom (to accommodate 4 people) but I like this bathroom. It's the original room where the bathtub and sink were (the watercloset was at the end of our hall) and I'm all about "original"! I don't want to replace the sink if I don't have to but this might be the only solution.

I would love to hear how other old house people have fixed this problem!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Snow Day!

Do you know what these are?

This is what Portsmouth looked like when we woke up Saturday

Almost 5" and counting.

I LOVE MY RADIATORS (had them drying clothes and shoes in 2 rooms)!!!!!

Having fun

A view from upstairs

Hot chocolate made with snow (we made snow cream after dinner)

Going for a walk

Snow fort

Found a snowman

Snowy streets

One of my favorite houses (love the roof)

The Clayton House

We haven't seen this much snow in ten years. To say my kids were excited is an understatement. I'm dreaming of warmer weather and time on my porch but for now I'll enjoy their excitement and keep the hot chocolate flowing!

What is the answer to my question? They're Virginia "snow" boots, of course!

Hope your weekend was nice!
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