Thursday, March 25, 2010

Faucets, fostering and Gary Foster's farm tables

We are headed back to NY on Saturday morning for a week. Jim the Builder says the slate tile floor downstairs was a "real bear" to lay and grout. The pieces weren't square, and the rough surfaces sucked up the grout even after 2 coats of sealant. It is finished though, and he says it does look good. I told him we need the rough surfaces to work as nail trimmers for the dogs who don't like getting their nails trimmed...we won't have any cement sidewalks up there to serve as nail files.

I told Kelly at the bath showroom to go ahead and order another top with the widespread faucet holes. She sent a photo of the current one with a 4"-faucet attached, and I was not happy with it. Delivery of the new one will not happen in time for our visit, but I am sure we can make do with the downstairs bathroom. Especially since that downstairs bath is sporting a new tile floor and its real sink and vanity (I hope).

I am convinced that any potential adopters are being scared off by the rescue agency that has poor Ruby the Foster Dog, but I have been posting her little Home Wanted posters everywhere that they'll allow it, including Petco and vets' offices in NJ and PA. She'll be making the trip north with us again.

And finally, a shout out to Gary Foster the Farm Table Guy: We are coming up this weekend. We want our kitchen island to be done and waiting for us. See what you can do to make that happen! (Note: talked to Gary the next day. He is working on the island, but he doesn't expect it to be quite finished by next week.)

No comments:

Post a Comment