Monday, November 2, 2015

October: Looks Like We Made It

October sort of felt like everything and nothing.

After 5 weeks of waiting, our renovations got back underway. That took most of our attention. Work was really busy for both of us too. Then we both got sick.

But we made it out alive. Renovations are done, except for one niggling detail - the thermostat for the radiant heat floor is not working. We are really hoping it is to do with the thermostat, and not a problem with the actual floor because I don't want to start over again.

October Workouts
01: 25 min Walk
05: LM Pump & Shred
06: 25 min Walk + Renovation room clearing
10: LM Pump & Shred
12: LM Pump & Shred
13: 35 min Mall Walk
15: LM Pump & Shred
24: LM Pump Revolution + Post Reno cleaning
26: LM Pump Challenge
31: LM Pump & Burn

I really think pictures are the way to go this month.

The contents of our bathroom have been taking up space all over our house. As far as the cats are concerned, that means new and interesting places to sleep.

Work from home days, when someone needs to be around for construction, can lead to entertaining sights.

Lightning, a crash of thunder that sent the cats running, and a freak hailstorm are a different kind of entertainment.

Husband's den got a new hardwood floor, a pretty blue paint job, and then got filled with everything else from our bathroom...

While the new bathroom floor went in.

This is exhausting.

But worth it?

We replaced everything except the vanity - floor, tub/shower, toilet, sink, lights, mirror - and painted. It came out really well. Now I just have to put my house back together. Hopefully by then end of November, I'll have it all sorted out. :)


CARLA said...

Ill be so so impressed if you get it all back together
that piece is NOT my strong suit :-)

JavaChick said...

@CARLA - It is slow going, that's for sure.

Geosomin said...

That looks like it came back together really well. I hope the thermostat was fixable. We'd put that in our bathroom but since the duct under the floor of it is partly disconnected we end up with a warm floor anyways. Not quite the way to do it but hey! :)

How'd you keep your critters out of the reno zone? I'm curious to see how our 2 furballs interact with our bathroom renos...I've already had to wash paint off one of their paws so I know they're too curious for their own good.

JavaChick said...

@Geosimon It turns out the thermostat was connected wrong, so they fixed that and it will come on now, but it still doesn't seem to be working quite right. So not sure that we are done with that yet.

We had people in doing the work for us, and our cats pretty much stayed away from the strange men with the noisy tools. They were not happy campers while all the work was going on, but they didn't get into anything. The one thing I was worried about was the floor because the first night they put the tile down, we were supposed to stay off it til the next day. They took the door off when they were doing the work, so there was no way to keep the cats out. Frank weighs 17 lbs, so I wasn't sure if it would be an issue, but seems like it wasn't.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Acck, renovations! We're about to embark on some soon. So glad your's came out so well!