I got a call from the tile store yesterday that most of our tile for the bathroom is here. I loaded it into the station wagon today (my truck) and took it upstairs. Here's what it looks like now:
Also yesterday the electrician started to hang light fixtures and install switches and outlets. I bought five $5.00 light fixtures at our local Habitat for Humanity Re-Store to hang in the hallway and the closets. I put up the medicine cabinet and here it is below the new light fixture:
Today I also started to haul the oak floor I salvaged nearly 2 years ago from a house on Rochester Ave. in Iowa City that was being torn down. I've had that floor in the basement here at Foxcroft since January of 2004. It is 1.5 inch wide oak, just like the main floor is. I'll order new 1.5 inch oak to do the rest of second floor. Here is my closet full of salvage, and the big pieces are in the master bedroom:
*This is of course the title of one of my favorite albums by former Iowa City funnymen Duck's Breath Mystery Theater Two members of this troupe were well known to public radio listeners: Merle Kessler as "Ian Sholes" "I gotta go…" and Dan Coffey as "Ask Dr. Science."