Today, V and I took a trip to Cedar Rapids, 30 miles north, to run some errands. Our local home store, while they had a particular wood panel (that V uses for backing for bookshelves) in stock, the new shipment was a slightly darker shade and wouldn't match the rest of the wood downstairs. So, we ventured off to the sister store in CR with a scrap to see if we could do a color match. Our store was also out of several bath fixtures (towel rods, etc) that we wanted.
Of course, paneling and bathroom stuff acquired, we just had to stop at the Hancock Fabric store nearby. Our fabric store options here in town are rather limited and I refuse to shop for fabric (or anything else, for that matter) at W**mart. While we were there, we checked out a sale that I was aware of. And V got my Christmas present early:
But, I probably won't be doing much sewing tomorrow anyway. The reason we were anxious to get all the bath bits we wanted is that V finally finished all the drywall work in the upstairs bath. The primer coat is on and I'll be doing the finish painting tomorrow. So, then we can install the towel racks and even a TP holder!! And all this after only two and a half years. It has been SOOOO, nice the past few days to be able to shower without having to go to the downstairs bath. We've got this bad habit of getting projects done to the 'We can live with this' stage and then taking a long time to finish as we work on more pressing things. I guess that's a problem when you buy a disaster of a house with so many things that need done. The upstairs bath was gutted and partially finished before we moved in but we were contemplating putting in a different window so V wasn't in a hurry to finish the drywall. With bare drywall over the shower, we really couldn't use it. But FINALLY!!!! WOOT! Maybe soon I'll have my wish of one room completely finished!! (I'm still waiting on my chair rail in the kitchen so it isn't officially finished) THAT would also be a fabulous gift!