here we go....

so here we are.  11 weeks before baby is due to enter this fine world.  the A/C officially is dead.  it went out but was temporarily fixed (leaking freon - nice and "green", i know) but two weekends ago the motor died.  or something like that.  all i know is it is HOT.  and i am miserable.  but they are almost finished installing our new HVAC system.  yeah!

meanwhile, the bathroom tile has been ordered!!!  yes.  ORDERED.  can you believe it?  should be here in 6 to 8 weeks.  leaves a tight time frame, but it is ordered and that apparently is a big step for us here at irvington bungalow.

good news around the house...

the garden and our flower beds are looking good:

the garden is a bit unruly and many things have died off but it is producing ginormous heirloom and grape tomatoes, so i'm happy.

but.  the day i had my first baby shower chad had to begin demo of the bathroom.  when i left the house, the bathroom looked like this (warning, if you are a hard-core preservationist, run away from your computer and this blog post immediately.  you will HATE us for this.. but guess what?  it's our bathroom.):

when i returned it looked like this:

yes, yes.  very, very painful to have to do this to the original tile.  but after years of deliberation we decided it had to be done.  and this has to be done now because the vent in the bathroom is being relocated since the original vent sits where the entrance to our new walk-in shower will be located.  i hated to see this go but we just felt like it is the best thing to do since we plan on being here long term.  judge us if you will. 

so the next few weeks will be a challenge on many, many levels.  thank God we can stay at our in-laws.  for rillz.  till next time.


SLOWLY but surely

progress is, in fact, occurring but it is happening slowly.  wouldn't want to switch it up on all of you, now would we??

baby room -
we cleaned out the room, including the closet.  and i have been removing wall paper with the added bonus of a layer of paint!  so fun.

the closet progress.  i still need to remove the glue and then i'm officially finished removing paper in the baby room.  two more closets to go and i'm officially FINISHED!

we took an impromptu day trip to columbus, OH recently.  we went to an architectural salvage store and then out to eat in an area called german village.

we bought a coal shoot door (just like ours but in much better shape), a cold air return grate that matches our original grates we have in the house currently and a pair of sidelight windows.

close-up of the glass:

LOVE this glass!  we're going to use them (eventually) when we finish the attic space for the bedroom.

work still progresses on the duct work for the HVAC.  the tile still hasn't been ordered.  i have no idea why.  ugh.  till next time.