Our Flooring Choices, Visiting Ozzie, Puzzling, and Mom’s Build Site Progress

Saturday morning we went to look at flooring. This is what I’ve picked out. It did NOT take but 10 – 12 minutes – if that. The person who helped us was very helpful. He knew what we needed when we said we had pets. And he took us to the section and I immediately picked the color. He gave us samples to bring home. How exciting. George is working from home Tuesday and they are coming to do estimates.

Since we were close to Paul and Judy’s we stopped by and George settled up with Paul for some things he wanted to buy from him, music related. It was another opportunity for me to say hello to Ozzie again. This time Ozzie seemed more interested in George. Those males bond together.

I tried to get him to look up for the camera.

He wants to bite and chew, still in his puppy stage.

He calmed for a few seconds for a tummy rub.

He has a grey seat! lol lol. And some grey in his tail. He has the shape of Maisy but just different colors.

To Stay or Go

Back to the flooring. There is a difference of opinion in the household as to whether to keep this marble or have the floor extended with the wood laminate flooring and no longer have the tile. The marble means nothing to me. It’s hard to keep clean. The copper tones in the mortar are what jumps out to me instead of the marble. It looks dated. I don’t really want to keep it. My family asks like I’m absurd to even entertain replacing it. A quick Facebook “ask” was met with about 2/3 get rid of it with new and 1/3 keep. I’m one for clean lines and no designs on floors – and pants, lol (tried on polka dotted pants yesterday and felt like a clown).

I’m curious as to what you think. If it stays I’ll be disappointed and kicking myself. It’s just not special to me. Just because it’s marble does not mean it needs to stay. It would be different for me if it didn’t have copper/brown/dark grey mortar in b/w in strange designs/shapes. I say it goes! Plus, all my life I’ve had to “settle” for outdated things. I’m tired of settling. lol.

It’s Puzzling What We Do Around Here…..LOL

The Ravensburger is coming along. I love these puzzles and now I am spoiled and don’t want to work another kind! It’s almost time to work another one. I think the puzzle table is good for us. It gives me something to do in 15 or 20 minutes when there is no time to get into a book or video editing. It gives my mind some time focus on something different. And it is quite fun and relaxing.

Mom has enjoyed it too. We mostly are at the table at different times as our schedules allow.

I finally got all the food “boxes” from Mom’s house all in one long stretch on the living room sofa and out of our way and off the floor. Mom said to use a lot of it. We teased her said “eating her food was her paying rent”. It’s really more about convenience than anything though. If she has it, we use it before going to the store to buy it again. There was some thought about eating it so we don’t have to move it, but really we’ll just be going to the store to buy it again, lol. But who knows it might be different stuff. Some things are dated and should be used I suppose.

I wasn’t sure I took a pic and shared the 4th of July touches to the mantle, or even my “Home Sweet Home” sign. I cannot remember. I added a flag, plane, ad Cracker Barrel game. It seemed to make it more of an “American Homelike 4th of July” touch! I’m leaving it for the summer til we have Labor Day I guess. Then it’ll be time to decorate for fall. It makes me tired to think about it and I hope I can get to my fall decor downstairs. I think I can. I guess we will find out.

We went to church yesterday morning and then out to eat with Richard and Kathy. Had a grand time eating Mexican. I had fajitas. Then we had a meal of corned beef and veggies at home for a late evening meal and watched a couple of my YouTube RVing/Sailing shows.

Update on Mom’s Build Site

Will you look at this? Mom said “My roof is leaking!” lol lol. But look what they have done! They are framing it. The wood came in and it’s being built! It’s going up!

That part to the right, is her garage. Here is the side view. Only one window for the side view. That middle room is like a sitting room or an office. The little slit of a window at the top is the bathroom. The left part is where her kitchen cabinets will be. She will have a window in the front and the back has big windows!

See the back.

It’s going to be so nice. It’s fun to watch it being built.

And that being said, I’m going to have to end the blog and get to work. I need to do make up and hair and pack lunch. It’s going to be a busy and full week this week. Filled with a few fun things, filled with appointments, and a few “to do’s”.

We will have Taco Tuesday, and Mom’s Doc Appt Friday afternoon, Fancy’s Trim on Saturday which should be interesting. I have to make an appointment for Mom to get her hair cut and also have to try and figure out lighting for Mom in the kitchen. We have ordered some lights but I’m not sure it’s going to work. There is already a lot of lighting in our kitchen but she wants under the counter lighting. It’s a little concerning that if she can’t see in our kitchen, how has she been able to drive, and I’m seeing just how little she can see without just sunlight bright lights and upcloseness. So we ordered these lights from Amazon but just not sure they are going to be strong enough. This kind of thing is not my strong suit. What is really needed are the professional ones and we are not buying those just for a temporary solution right now, as we have carpet and flooring to buy. But I was hoping we could do a temporary cheap solution, of which Mom paid for. But I don’t know that what we have is really going to work. Again, this is not my strong suit – lol. I’ll let her pick next time if we send these back. They are rechargeable lights and I’m not sure how we are supposed to hang them and be able to stick them up if we have to continually recharge them. I guess I was hoping we could just lay the bar down and let her use them as needed – as kind of a moveable solution and not fixed under the counter. Again for the 3rd time – this is not something I know much about.

I think there is always the problem of the day to solve. I thought we had most things worked out for her to be able to temporarily live here. She’s also ordered a skillet. We have tons of skillets – both lightweight and heavy but she did not like them and said ours was too heavy so has ordered one.

About the time we get totally settled I guess her house will be ready. I think they will have us do the dry wall meeting in August.

It is a rainy Monday and it looks like we will get to row to work! Ugh! Anyway, I need to get going. Ya’ll have a great Monday. I’ll be back Wednesday.

OHHHHH! And guess what, I’ve really worked hard on the next Video which was our Winter in Tennessee. I think I can have it up and going next Sunday. We shall see! I’m doing the final touches. Trying to edit a few more minutes out of it but I think it’s about as short as I can make it w/o cutting out story line or funny things.

So, ya’ll have a happy week and I’ll see ya Wednesday morning, Lord Willing.

6 responses to “Our Flooring Choices, Visiting Ozzie, Puzzling, and Mom’s Build Site Progress”

  1. It’s quite strange this comment thing. I was about to start when I noticed I could see everything I was typing so realised when I got to the next part where I put on the e address. Name etc the full type was seen So I stopped went back to original blog and tapped comment again and up comes this page that I know works, so here’s hoping. First question about the marble flooring definitely to go …I think new wood like flooring would look nicer, I know people like the …old….type flooring but like you it’s not my style. I love love love the colours you have chosen, keeping fingers crossed it won’t be to expensive to do the floors you want. So I’m praying that’s what you will have… I’m almost as excited as you are to see your NEW kitchen floor. Hope that it’s done soon. What fun to see Mums house taking place . It’s so different from how homes are built over here. We NEVER see a house being built first with wood …they are always built of bricks often two layers with insulation in between the inner walls then plastered and then painted or wall papered….so it’s great to see Mums house growing so quickly. I’m looking forward to next Sunday when I will be reminded of what you did when you were in Texas…..hope that the dog groomer is up to Mum and Fanceys standard ….I’m running a bit late myself today so am going to stop now and get some lunch made for Mary and me. Mary has kept chatting to me whilst I’ve been typing so hope I’ve not typed anything in the wrong place etc ( only seeing half a word it’s quite difficult if I stop and have to go back to change something ). Anyway love good luck with the flooring.. will be looking out for up to date news on Wednesday….take care God Bless

  2. Get rid of the marble. You really won’t like it once the new flooring goes in.
    Trust me!
    Out with the old. You’ve waited too long.
    Your mom’s house built is interesting.
    I love that Ozzie fur baby. Does he have a sister?

    • No sister for Ozzie that I know of. He’s sweet, and I’ll get a dog one day! Need to get some trips in first! Yes I have been very patient with flooring! Have a good one!

  3. Your house is going to look so good with your new floors. I am thinking of ripping up the carpet in our bedroom. And putting hardwoods down there and in my kitchen and master bath. I would get rid of the marble too.
    Get it exactly how you want it. Or you will never be satisfied. Fixing up your home is a wise investment. The prices of houses have skyrocketed. In case you ever want to sell.
    I know your mom is going to be so excited about her new house. It looks really nice.
    I have the under-the-counter lights and I really like it.

  4. I love the flooring! Great colors and hide multiple sins of accidents ! As for the marble floor. I love it. I think its unique but saying that once you have the new floors in you’ll want to change it up. And why not!? All new!! Nothing like it ! 🙂

    I love puzzles! We did some last year for a bit, but I didn’t have an extra card table for them and anything left on my dining room table for long gets the boot! I hate clutter! lol

    I can’t believe from the last pictures you posted of your moms house to now! That is going to be up in no time. I am always amazed at how fast buildings , houses are built. Your mom is going to love it!

    The dog is adorable! But with puppies bring pee-pee and other things! lol We have contemplated on getting a dog recently. But on the 4th of July one of our guests brought their older dog and their new puppy. While adorable they (the humans) weren’t able to sit and relax or play outdoor games because they were constantly having to get the pup, feed the pup and entertain the pup! That cured me! LOL I’m embarking on 58 in a few days and while I love dogs I don’t want all that comes with it. I guess I am being selfish! (don’t tell my husband that!) LOL LOL

    Take care !

    • The dog thing is hard. I always love the bond. They can be trained- we had a smart poodle but as they age you have to put in diapers when they get too old. Still we have problems!

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