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A sweet story and a building project!

I had three completely unrelated things to share seeing how I needed to post a photo for challenge days 18, 19, and 20…  but then I realized I could very honestly share a project the three of us worked on today and have it fit for all three topics.  Yeah, it may be a bit of a cheat – but it’s not a huge one, especially considering I did grab snapshots on both Friday and Saturday, even if I’ve decided to only share a series of images from today.  LOL

But first?  First I have to share a really quick little story that is super cute and totally warmed my heart.  😀

On Friday I was over at my parents place – watching everyone so Mom could go with Dad to an out of town gig.  When Marie, my sister (whom Lily-Ann is named after), got home she came upstairs as usual then asked for my attention.  I stopped working on supper and looked over at her:  “Yes Marie?”



“Moby, look.”

And with that she held up the index finger on her right hand as if to say just one second.  Then she bent WAY down to where little Thor (one of my puppies from the Avenger litter whom is now my Dad’s puppy) was standing, and gave him a little pat.  She then stood back up.  “Moby.”

“Yes Marie?”

My sister, who has never been much of a pet person and who does her best to just ignore the other two dogs in the household, gave me a great big grin and an enthusiastic thumbs up.  To which I replied “Awwww….  Marie!  I’m so glad you like him.  He’s a cute little guy, isn’t he?”  She nodded in approval, which made me feel awfully wonderful.  😀

Okay…  now onto my challenge photos.  😉

So, I need to share for something I bought, sweet, and someone I love.  Well…  here are the girl and her Dad working together to put up the last couple of shelves in her room (which he and I started putting up while she was out with my sister Riki earlier today).  I think this series of pictures covers all three challenge topics pretty darn well.








photo a day challenge for january

Our little bathroom

We’ve lived here in our little house for nine and a half years now. I’ll be honest, we never intended to stay for more than about two or three. LOL. Life being what it is though, we just kept feeling more and more like this was where we needed to be.

One of the first things we did when we moved in was to rip apart the bathroom. Seriously, the one that was here was downright scary. LOL. No way was I even going to pee in that room, forget taking a bath… and there was no shower. We added a new soaker tub, built in a surround, added a wall to enclose the plumbing for a shower, put down new flooring, built a vanity, painted and sewed… and just like that. One crazy busy long weekend later? We had a bathroom we could actually use.

Today I built a second vanity (yes, I built the first one myself too) for the girl. Hers, unlike my built-in one, was modified from a towel rack kit. But I have to say, I think it’s going to do the job quite nicely.

Now all the bathroom needs is another new floor and hopefully it will get us through the next several years. 🙂

Want some visuals? Here’s the bathroom:






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