Eric did such a great job with the trim in there--I'm so proud of him. We had a contractor come in the other day to give us a quote for the shower and he couldn't believe that we'd done this ourselves. So, next time you see Big Sweetie, give him a pat on the back for a job well done. And I get a pat too, for spending so much freaking time painting this crap.
Dad, is that a good enough picture of the window to let you judge the appropriateness of an interior or exterior mount for blinds? The trim is 5.5 inches, and there's about a half inch for each of those steps going toward the window.
The guy we brought over the other day to look at the shower gave us a great quote, so we're going to start next Thursday! You know what that means... A shower on the 2nd floor!!!!! Serious--the quote he gave us to build the pans AND tile for both showers was just $300 more than the other contractor quoted for just the pans. I'm feeling good about this.
In other news, Eric got a new car today. I have been dreading this day for a long time, not only because it means that we have another payment to make (it's been nice not having a second car payment for a couple months...), but because Eric is borderline OCD about this stuff and I knew that it would be an extremely long day at the dealership. He has also been doing extensive research online for the last 3 weeks or so. We headed out this morning, and got back around 3:00 this afternoon with a Chevy HHR. Eric loves it, and is dreaming of all the home improvement projects he'll be able to do, now that he has a big car to tote around wood and other stuff. The rule is, now that he has his car, he's not allowed to talk about cars anymore. He's happy, I'm happy... Good tmes.