And Life Goes On

Each day brings us  a little closer to being in our new house.  This week they have worked at putting down the tile.  Tyler is having the whole house tiled.  The plans came with carpet in the living room and bed rooms but he felt like I do that they get so dirty.  Stop to think what the floor looks like after a week with out moping it!  Now think of a wall to wall carpet that goes for months with out washing it and think how dirty it must be.  And since he did not want to change the carpet every year or two decided it was best to tile the whole house and then use area rugs in the lining room and bed room.  That way they can be shampooed or changed often with no trouble.  In my room I will use my braided rugs that I made back in 1963 and used in every home I have ever lived in.  They don’t look like new as I know what they looked like when they were new but they wash easily and can be kept clean and look as good as any new braided rugs you can buy now.  They also have great sentimental reason to use them.  They are made from new wool made in the woolen mill where my father worked all his life and where I had my first jobs.  I can tell you every step of the process to make the wool from the time the wool comes into the picker house though until it goes out the door as beautiful wool fabric.  Norman had his first job when he got out of the Navy in this mill before he moved to the Ball Bearing industry.

Any ways here is Tyler’s tile. 

This is the living room.  I am standing in the garage as the men were still cleaning up and had just put down the tile.  No party here this Saturday as the tile needs a few days to set before we go in and walk on it.  Besides Tyler is not here this week end, he is at a paint ball tournament so he was not hosting a house party this week.  

This is the dinning room and kitchen area.  Today the men are back working.   I think they are grouting the floor because I think all the tile is down.  It is a large area to tile and will be so easy to keep clean. As you see the tile will be under all the kitchen appliances making it easy to replace any of them later in the life of the house.  They also have the mop boards out in the garage so they may even be putting those on.

.  Can’t wait for them to finish today’s work and then I can go over and look in the door again.  I have promised not to walk in on the new floors until they are all done and set but. I can take pictures and dream.

It will be fun getting all the fixings for the house but we have to remember this is a single man’s house and he will want it to look like that with no frilly do dads all over the place.   At present the colors are simple and elegant and we have to honor that theme as we fill the house.   Any frilly touches will be in our bed rooms only.   Have a good day.

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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