Gold vs White, but Worried about the Blue

Don’t laugh. Sometimes comfort overrides looks. I had a soft white comfy cushion added to the toilet a while back as I knew that asking for bathroom remodeling is next in line to asking for a divorce. Quite literally. You get used to things – mainly because you have to accept them I guess. But I didn’t really realize just how bad it looked til the new white toilet was installed. The better news, it wasn’t even my idea. I mean I still have blue linoleum guys. We are back in the 70’s here still. So to me, the flooring and kitchen is more important – til the potties and sinks back up. Oh well. So they have been out here working on completely redoing our pipes and of course installing the new toilet. As with many redneck Tennesseans, the old toilet did not stay on the front or back porch after install, or not kept for planting flowers in the side yard. But don’t think I didn’t think about it. It was wrapped in a trash bag and carried off as if it was dead. It kinda was. I guess the trash bag was so germs would float off into the Hiller van and catch itself up someone’s nose and cause COVID-like conditions. Good move.

Before I go on to grace you with the new white potty, I did want to show you my new shower curtain. I like it, but it’s really only there to hide the ugly sliding glass door that I’d really like removed along with the “gold tub”, but as previously mentioned – I just don’t ask for stuff anymore. Best to just go get on the computer and scurry up a blog post, watch a show, and forget the gold tub, blue linoleum and the other long list of “it’s gotta go’s”.

And now here is new white potty. The seat closes slowly – no slams. Now if it can just remind the Hubster to actually CLOSE it so it can close slowly instead of leaving the seat up. Do you know how many times I almost grabbed a black marker and wrote on the back of the toilet seat “Please Close me!!” Instead, I myself would slam the old one closed as it made me so mad. So the sign on the back of the toilet seat will still be an option – however, it’s so nice I might order a label machine and make a nicer little sign instead of one with a marker.

And I notice the tile really needs to be cleaned. Now that there is whiteness in the toilet maybe I’ll be in the mood to clean the bathroom more often. And yes, my efforts at cleaning the kitchen have waned because my distaste for the kitchen has grown. I really don’t even like to cook anymore b/c I hate the kitchen. I tried to renew my efforts at liking the kitchen by redecorating with cacti to give a southwest Texas kind of flair, but I guess now with all the expense here, will make my kitchen redo and floors – further down the road. If we’d not waited so long to remodel things – they wouldn’t all come up at once. But who can complain when I did want the new living room furniture as I was tired of the 15 year old itchy and scratchy. And I wanted the big TV. So again, when I get disgusted with the way things look, I just go watch TV and poof it’s gone again. I have always said – the house may fall down around me, but I’ll always eat well. George loves to cook. But I’m not giving up hope. I may one day have to risk divorce. But I’m wanting the flooring and kitchen done.

Insert your Survivor music here: (Here I did it for ya).

I had to change the soap basket. I love my little basket of soaps. Only appropriate since I’m on a Soap Box apparently this morning.

I am grateful for the new white potty though. But seeing all the work done makes me realize my floor and kitchen is further down the road. I think I really have given up hope on all my dreams but what I can create on the computer. No travel in an RV. No new flooring. No dream kitchen. There are a few things on the horizon to look forward to though at least. Til then we hide away in a sea of Netflix adventures, YouTube adventures, and getting around learning curves to video what small excitements we do have in life – like white toilet installs and sewer line redos. Yeee Ha.

Sorry, purging this morning. I am truly grateful for the new changes. But I’m worried about my floor and kitchen!!!!!!

Katy and Cody arrived last night. We got to see them for about an hour and we provided some appetizers of potato skins and meatballs. They had a dinner to go to at Cody’s Mom’s. Wedding festivities and prep happen for them in the next few days and they also visit with friends. We get to see them again on Sunday before they take off on Monday. I didn’t get pics. I was just happy to see them. They had been on the road all day and I didn’t wave cameras in front of them. But Katy says hello. lol

So the hay was put over the dirt in the yard at least. But the BIG problem right now is quickly turning away from the floor and the kitchen because the washing machine broke and it’s been several days of no laundry. Things are going to get critical really quickly. We may be using the new toilet for reasons other than it was intended.

What? It has a great spin and rinse cycle?

Anyway, the place George called yesterday will not service a Whirlpool. What? So now George has to call someone else. I just want to hear that “we have an appointment” and someone is coming to fix!!!!

I agree I am definitely testy this morning. For some reason I am tired and cranky and should not be. But I am. I am trying to figure out why. I am blessed and grateful.

Truth be known, I guess I am just over the work week already. There is so much going on and I just really wish I could be home this week. Maybe I should put in for another vacation day. I don’t know. I definitely need to work on my attitude. So in preparation for that, I went and got more coffee.

Findlay has arrived. She is a sweetheart.

The Blue Angels fly over today. I wonder if we get to see them. If not, we may at least hear them.

OK, so all that said. I am thankful and happy over many things. I am just a bit of a perfectionist sometimes. And I’ve really been very patient for MANY MANY things over a long period of time. And I know that God has plans for those that have patience. So I will continue to press on although please understand that these little eruptions will burst through the surface periodically as they have today. But I choose to remain married and I will accept the white toilet and hold on to the hope of losing the blue linoleum one day.

And that is all she wrote today. Off to work we go. And in a hurry.

8 responses to “Gold vs White, but Worried about the Blue”

  1. Ahh, that kind of “gold”. I was picturing shiny gold gold. LOL
    The new potty is nice and shower curtain is good looking. I know once you replace one thing it has a domino effect. Eventually you’ll get to the kitchen redo. Have patience. My washer has also been acting up…like not draining properly. Last week our septic tank started to back up. Thank God, the hubs noticed some wet areas in the front yard and called company to come & clean it out. That was a lovely situation. lol
    It’s always something.
    There’s more but this isn’t my blog. lol
    Good news? It’s Thursday already. I really need a hair cut by a professional.
    Stepping down >>>

    • It’s ok to blog in my comments lol! I enjoy reading! Hope all your repairs get done. I’m giving myself a haircut soon and my nails are horrible today!

  2. Your shower curtain is so pretty. Little things like that brighten a home. Your new commode looks 100 percent better. Since you guys are staying home more your husband should let you update your floors and kitchen. I know we are not spending as much going out to eat or trips. It is fun fixing up and remodeling. Plus it increases the value of a house.
    I want my kitchen cabinets painted white and new countertops. But because of the way things are right now I have to wait. I feel anxious about letting anyone come into the house. Who knows if they carry virus.
    How nice you got to see your daughter and sil. Looks like her little dog feels right at home.
    How are things in Texas? I have always wanted to go out west. Maybe someday.

  3. I was thinking very gold! lol But that isn’t horrible. The new potty chair looks nice in there with the new shower curtain. I am a very impatient person when it comes to getting things done. I love my home but man it needs some upgrading. We started with painting the kitchen and well then the floor didn’t match nicely . Thank God my son used to install flooring so I paid him to come and do mine. Then of course the bath off the hall needed to have flooring because we had a new tub put in. So yea, it trickles down once one thing gets done. My hubs tells me “baby steps!”
    And forget if something breaks. I’m not demanding but a washer / dryer is a must!! Thats not a want thats def a need at all times working! I’m sure a repair guy will be there soon!

    We are still hunkered down here. Suppose to have a phase in time period for Mass to open. Our govenor is being super careful. But its getting harder and harder to do anything because of the coverings. Its so exhausting to go our anywhere right now. Lets hope it all ends soon, but sadly I think this is our new normal.

    Findley is adorable! 🙂

    Take care,

  4. I wonder if sometimes the problem is making things big when something in the middle will be fine. I have habit of doing that, it’s all or none thinking some times. Especially money/projects. We had a kind of horrid cabin with a really horrible kitchen floor. Finally just bought some cheap peel and stick tile squares, amazingly cheap and easy and they really do stick/wear well about six years ago. Now my daughter two years ago bought a new (older) home with ugly gold linoleum from the 60’s. She found the cutest gray and white patterned peel and stick tile from like Lowes or Home Depot and redid the kitchen herself in one day. (Husband went out of town). My other daughter has done a bathroom in black and white print tile and a entry way/mud room in a colorful (matches Pioneer woman colors) tile. By herself. You cut them with a heavy duty scissors and peel and stick. The cabin’s probably being bulldozed down this fall but the kitchen floor still looks good. Also for your tub I think you can buy replaced glass door kits that a handy man could replace. (Wish I knew how to show you a picture of my daughter’s floor) ……. inexpensive, and easy.

  5. i had blue linoleum in my kitchen for more years than i care to mention. so i understand where you’re coming from. take the small changes and find joy in them. your new toliet is lovely. and the shower curtain is very nice. i love the pattern. we had glass doors removed here but it wasn’t straight forward. so don’t be in a hurry. take comfort in what you have. have a nice weekend. stay safe.

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