Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bathroom Remodel: Before and After

So we bought this particular house because it has a great neighborhood and it didn't need any work.  Well after living here for 3 days we discovered they had painted the tub and surround with normal paint, want to know what happens when you do that? It peels off!  It wasn't even the special enamel paint, just normal latex paint.  So please if you are trying to sell a house just do it right, I'd still have bought the house, but it would have been an expected repair, not a surprise one.  Or here's a novel idea do it right the first time and be done with it!  Ok I'll get off my soapbox now.  

Anyway we looked into getting it fixed and decided the best bet was to go with bathfitter, done in a day and a permanent fix that I wouldn't have to revisit in a few years. Now just a heads up they have the longest sales pitch ever, okay not as bad as Hoosier Windows but just about as bad, especially since I knew we already wanted it and just wanted the freaking price.  The lead time is pretty long, we got the ball rolling in August for this project and we actually had it installed early because of a cancellation, it was supposed to be installed in November.  The installers were magnificent, super polite and did an even better job than I had anticipated speaking to the salesman, he truly went above and beyond what was originally planned but it turned out so much better and we love it! They didn't finish up until 10pm after starting at 9ish.  

Nasty peeled tub

yes they had blinds in the shower window

Beautiful tub and new fixutres

There is the whole finished product.  I love that they cut off the window ledge and wrapped the whole window area in the same material and took it up to the ceiling arc in the back.
 I wanted to actually have some color in my house, we've been living in 50 shades of beige for too long and I need color in my life!  So here we go, I'm loving the orange and blue combo.  Now to paint some other rooms and get rid of the yellow beige.  Though I am thankful for the beige because it is easy to paint over and is doable but I do like some color in life.

Oh if you ever get Bathfitter to redo your bathroom, let them know we sent you so I can get some kickback. ;)

A Day on the Beach in October

Yes you read that right we went to the beach in October. It has been really warm here lately about the mid 80s all week.  We were going to head to the zoo but Phil said he'd rather go to the beach.  I wasn't the biggest fan of the idea, we had recently cleaned out the van from the sand, and I'd mopped the floor that day so everything is covered in sand and filthy again.  Story of a housewife.  The water was chilly, but it didn't stop Phil and the kids from getting in for a bit, no thanks personally.   
Phil got Nora ready...

Nora's mad because the boys went in without her, but she cried about touching the water

after playing in the water

a Sandy footprint

Here's noras..

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Our First Comicon: Hampton Comicon

I've been trying to check out cool things to do in our new area and have fun. A friend I met here shared an event on facebook about a local comicon! I knew it had to be fun and we had no plans this weekend and neither did Mother Nature (we got hit last weekend with Hurricane Matthew).  Nora and Pete both dressed up (we call it cosplay for this though) Pete chose to wear his Kylo Ren outfit and Nora had a hard time deciding between batman and Elsa (in the coronation dress...yes there is a difference...yes I've seen the movie WAY too many times) She ended up as Elsa.
Nora all dressed up and ready to go, she wore the dress up until bedtime

My sweet little Kylo Ren, he has the sulky look down really well. 
We saw a batmobile
Pete was thrilled with it and ended up with a new transformers comic book collection. We bought a new game a couple local guys made via kickstarter, we haven't played it yet but we are excited too.  It was super fun lots of people in awesome outfits, we went to a panel discussion on the 501st, yes we may be planning our "life after kids".
had to get a selfie with him
Pete kept getting asked for pictures with people.  Towards the end he was tired of it so he said he would if dad would come too.  Nora also joined in on this one. I covered up the girl's face since I didn't have approval to post the picture.

Loving the area we are in!  So much to do and see, loads of history, great people and I'm just really enjoying it.  I was worried about moving and actually enjoying myself but really I love it here so far. Now just to convince family to move this direction and it will be perfect.