Moving right along...
Well this weekend was full of house related work as we continue to improve our front entry way. I will elaborate on that in a moment.
First: HELLO NEW READERS! I am giving you a cyber chest bump!
Second: Weight loss news. Well, I have lost 2 of the 6ish pounds I gained on the cruise and the days that followed. Which brings me back down to 236, total of 91 pounds lost. This week I intend to lose the remaining 4, to get back down to 232. And I will do this bc Angie and I decided we would get our act together and keep things simple and clean this week. Nothing extraordinary, but time to get back on track. No skipping meals, no drinking sunkist or adult beverages, protein first, water, etc.
It is amazing how easy it is to slip back into old habits. And if I can gain 6 pounds on a 4 day cruise, obviously...we need more than the band to achieve our weight loss goals. But we all know this. Sometimes we forget though and I will look at my naughtiness as a learning opportunity :)
Third: Back to the house. Now, you should know that I moved in with Tracey one year ago. This is his house, and he has lived there for 17 years. When the house was bought, they paid $11,000 for it. That's right. You read correctly. Since then, the Tracey has added our current living room, a garage, our master bedroom, a room that will be our new kitchen someday, and a laundry room.
What we are working on is our front entry room, which used to be the original living room. We live in a block house (the old part of the house is basically concrete block). There was green carpet that was probably about 40 years old. Under the green carpet is a horrible asbestos filled brown vinyl tile, put down with TAR!!! We will eventually pull that up and put down nice tile. But, that is the next round of money and time. SO, we pulled the carpet, cleaned the horrible brown tile, caulked the wall and holes, sanded the baseboards, fixed the ceiling, and started to paint. I will be covering the brown tile with a wonderful 8 x 10 rug I bought. I also bought the most beautiful mirror from Pier One. We are also adding a bookshelf, entry table, and pictures on the wall. We went with a dark smokey blue on the walls, and I am doing cream colored drapes from World Market. We still have to finish some painting, so you dont get after pictures until we are done...but here are some before pictures so you can see why we had to do something!
The wall with some of the color samples we tried. The blue is what we went with. Tracey is trimming out.
Looking out the front. Looking into the kitchen. Soooo tiny.
Blurry again. Looking in FROM the living room.