You know there’s something so very special about a home with running water. It’s not like I – being raised in the suburbs of Atlanta- ever had to haul a bucket from the nearest spring, but dang Skippy, if we didn’t get some water up in there soon, I might have had to do just that!
Drinking from the garden hose apparently will kill you dead, so we’ve been bringing in bottled water for over a year. One day Ninja Man got “uppity” and bought one of those styrofoam coolers and filled it with ice. We remember that cold-water-on-a-hot-day like it was yesterday.
It WAS yesterday!
But today is a new day! A day filled with the sounds of not only flushing, but water running freely from a spigot.
A red letter day indeed.
Here’s my pride and joy- the IKEA sink. I love so many things about this sink. I think I’m in love. I mean, I can wash puppies and grandLittles in it! It’s multipurpose! I do love me some multipurpose. Y’all have no idea. More on that in future posts.
Not only does the kitchen sink just make me beam like my kid won a blue ribbon at the county fair, but check out the master bath! There is water, y’all.
Real water! Out of BOTH faucets!
I am, without a doubt, certain that our plumber (the REAL plumber) (reference earlier post about the landscapers who said they were plumbers) ANYWAY, my bill had a snarky little note on it – something about furniture and holes getting cut in advance. All I can say is we had that conversation before he got started. So there.
Ninja Man will delight in altering the drawers to fit back into their former drawer holes. I decided they can hold itty bitty things. The center of that “vanity” has several (3?) good sized drawers that will house necessities.
Now. Y’all have to see my studio bath.
When I say “miscommunication” just picture me talking into a box and no one freakin listening. Sometimes that happens- especially when one ALWAYS has an opinion (me). Anyway, the plan was to design this bathroom around THIS mirror frame (no mirror yet) and THIS “vanity”. the frame is too high because the outlets are too high and someone who CLEARLY was not in that box I was talking into, decided the vanity would be centered on that wall. While that sounds perfectly reasonable, I wanted it centered from the toilet’s perspective. In my plan, one could draw a straight line from toilet to sink. It would provide a visual ease to the room while also creating a cubby for storage on the far left side of said vanity.
Besides, the special lighting fixture won’t fit at the top now.
What we have now is a non traditional solution. Well, isn’t that what Six Little Acres is all about?!?! Hooray for consistency! The solution will be revealed in an upcoming post. Be sure to subscribe!
Now this video is blurry but it’s the sight and sound of dang Skippy REAL water coming out of a real faucet! The plumber sent this before he snarked all over my bill. Click here- and look closely! There’s water!
Wanna see the kitchen? Ohhh. I’m in love and it’s not even finished yet! BUT since my last post, the flooring is in as is the stove, fridge and dishwasher. Not to mention THE SINK! I know, I’m a bit crazy over stuff starting to actually function at Six Little Acres. Those of you who “know” appliances may note that I have a really nice fridge and a VERY basic stove. Why is that? Well, it’s pretty simple. My refrigerator skills far exceed my stove / oven skills. The sales dude tried to sell us a top of the line stove but I said I wanted the cheapest one he had. He gurruffed a wee bit as he took us to the dark corner of the store where I spied “it” and proclaimed loudly, “that’s IT!!!”
Sales dude was not amused.
Anyway, now that I can flush, wash, shower and bathe, this place is starting to look like a real home. At least on the INSIDE. Outside is a whole ‘nother story.
Next up: doors. Some are like regular doors, some are sliding barn doors and still others are gonna work like saloon doors.
Don’t miss it. We are moving right along. Well, I should say Ninja Man, our FSIL, the electrician and the plumber are all moving right along. I have the most important job of going with daughter for Baby Wren’s chemo. Heading home tomorrow for 14 days then back for the next round. Your prayers keep us going so please keep Wren and her family in prayer.
Baby Wren heard her mommy praying over her, saying, “Please, God.” Wren began to whisper, “Bees Dod.”
Yes. Bees Dod.
Thanks for stopping by and may God bless you.