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When I got home from my “mini vacation” this past week-end, I was delightfully surprised to find Bob working away in my tiny house.  This was not only unexpected, but downright fantastic.  It never ceases to amaze me how much work that man can accomplish in a short time.  He is constantly telling me not to worry so much (but I do). 

Let me share with you the wonderful things he had done for me.  The counter tops are in place and bolted down.  Here he is getting ready to install the kitchen sink.

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This is the installation of my sink.  Isn’t it a beauty!

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Here’s the faucet.  I chose a “bar faucet” because although it has everything I want, such as the end pulling out for a sprayer…this is a must for washing my pooch, etc., it is on a much smaller scale than a regular faucet.  Exactly what is needed for a tiny kitchen.  Also, I am really excited about my kitchen lighting fixture. Perfect!

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I hope you are enjoying this adventure as much as I am.  Thank you to all of the people who are touching my life in such a positive way.  As with any adventure, sometimes the roads we travel down are not yet paved, but all of your encouragement make me glad to say “I’m hanging on”.  My greatest hope is that in the end, my son will be pleased with what I have done with his gift to me!


so they say.  That being said, I am feeling oh so virtuous!  I promised to get back to you, but believe me when I say sh** happens.  Bob did the formica on the cabinet fronts…not the doors (they are still in my future) but the actual fronts.  I took pictures but did not down-load them onto the computer. My husband, thinking that he was doing something wonderful erased all of my work.  I could hardly contain my excitement at that news…for those of you who don’t know me, that was my best shot at sarcasm!

My counter tops are here.  They are not installed, but they are here.  That was the sound of disappointment, not sarcasm.  The work that has been done is absolutely beautiful.  I am just a little more than anxious to see in come to fruition.  I am enclosing several pictures.  Mostly of my tiles and I know that is not what this is about, but since I have no tiny house pictures to share, “you get what I got”.

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On a lighter note…

In my frustration, I have called up one of my “best buds” and I am leaving town tomorrow to spend the week-end with her.  Our priority is to go to an original Irish pub and get sloppy drunk!  After two beers I promise not to concern myself with lost pictures, lost time or a tiny house.

Until next time, CHEERS!

This morning when I awoke, it was indeed a new day.  My “crew”, Bob and his son Randy were here and working just as promised.

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By day’s end they had delivered one of the kitchen cabinets.  Tomorrow morning they will be back to install it and do some other “stuff”.  Each day (weather permitting) I expect to see wonderful things happening before my eyes.

Bob convinced me to paint a backsplash for my tiny house.  I expect in part it was to keep me busy so that I would not be on his case every day about the cabinets!  That didn’t work, but I am creating a neat backsplash.  I am incorporating my love for birds as well as adding some of my favorite quotes.  I won’t bore you with all of my pictures and writings, but I will share a few.

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These have been fired multiple times in the kiln and so will withstand much use (and abuse).

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I expect I will be writing much more in the next few days.  My thanks once again to Bob for being there as promised.  My thanks to Lolly for allowing him to be there and for the gallons of coffee I have consumed at her dining room table while I “fretted”.  My undying love to Rick, my husband and partner in crime and to Dan, who never once believed I couldn’t master this computer. THANK YOU ALL!

When I first thought of setting up my tiny house I gave much consideration as to what should go where and why.  I imagined myself getting up in the morning and heading to the shower.  I purchased a clear shower curtain because I want to be able to see every inch of space available.  I know where the towel hook must go (no room for a towel bar) etc.  As I was mentally undressing, I realized that there was no place for a hamper.  This was definitely something to address.  I took my “problem” to my “carpenter” and as you can see…problem solved!  the top cabinet is for laundry and the bottom is for trash

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Dan had visions of my setting up a small table and chairs near the kitchen but Bob is building me a long cabinet (Who can’t use more counter top space) With room underneath for canned goods and cereal boxes.

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  Bob is busy with family obligations this week but has promised me that next week is dedicated to the tiny house.  I can hardly wait!