Also we made the decision to spend more time both with family and away from home and to spend more money doing so since it is no longer earmarked for purchasing a much more expensive home.
Sunday we drove to Pasadena to take our older son and DIL out for lunch and have a good catch up chat before they head out on their summer vacation. We also brainstormed ideas for spending more time together as a whole family. They liked the idea of renting a place that was half way between (Paso Robles anyone?) and also thought a trip to San Antonio would be fun.
Our granddaughter loves to play with legos and loves horses ... so I sent her a small lego pony stable set. Approved in advance with her parents as I agree on the not too many toys approach.
We picked out the accent tile for our small bathroom update. This bathroom is the only part of the house that wasn't completely renovated when we bought it, but we are able to keep the parts that were done: flooring, vanity base, toilet and new paint on walls.
The rest is originally from early 1980's and shows it. We are redoing the shower and vanity top/sink, changing out the heat lamp for a fan & light combo, and having the ceiling painted. We started this project to help sell the house, but now that we are staying for a while we can enjoy it ourselves.
|Dark is vanity top, white large subway is shower and mixed is shower accent|
I cleaned out the garage storage and came up with a small pile to get rid of.
I found half a can of paint in a color a shade lighter than the garage walls so I painted the worst wall just below some high shelves. It looks much better and now.
I feel like we are nesting all over again 2 1/2 years after the flurry of our move.