It appears the dust has settled and the endless parade of people through the house is over! YAY!! The house didn’t have an enormous amount of things to be done but did need some updating in places. All together we have renovated the kitchen (except the floor) with new appliances, granite countertop, new sink and faucet and paint.
The guest bathroom did not have a shower so we installed one in that bathroom. In order to do that we had to tear out most of the tile in that tub and then retile. We put in an exhaust fan and new light fixture and of course…..paint. The master bathroom received a new pedestal sink because the contractor dropped the old one….YAY!! In this bathroom we installed a new light fixture and mirror along with the new pedestal sink, faucet and of course…..paint. Both bathrooms have retained the black and white charm of the 50’s period. They are small but hey….we’re rver and used to small quarters. It works just fine for us. At the last minute we decided to tile the sunroom….so much easier to keep clean especially with little doggies!
The many azaleas are beginning to bloom and the birds are abundant. The backyard is very peaceful and we enjoy just getting lost in it. We spend a lot of time on the back porch just sitting and listening to the birds serenade us.
We are continuing to work on Mike’s health and getting him healthy once again. We are still visiting the doctors on a regular basis but that, hopefully, will get better in the near future. It makes it hard to take a road trip but we hope that when the dust settles we can take some trips from here. Our plans are to downsize from the Dutch Star into something smaller for our part-time lifestyle. We will take our time looking for just what we want but right now we will focus on getting settled in the house and Mike’s health. Not the original plan but not a bad one either.
I’ve included some pictures of the house including the areas we renovated. Enjoy!