The contractors came this morning for a few hours and got quite a bit more tiling done.
They are planning to come tomorrow morning, too.
The grout isn't in yet.
The painters will be here on Monday to finish the trim and to put on the baseboards and clean up stuff.
We are really really tired.
Greg's office, all painted and ready to be tiled:
Down the hall to the east:
The closets aren't tiled yet.
The paint is all dry, so we were able to let the cats out to roam.
They were surprisingly calm and have gotten some extra snuggles.
Down the hall to the west:
Look at how beautiful the master bedroom looks!!!
Stephen investigating the tile in the hallway:
We've been spacing out today, though there are some additional reasons why this day was tiring.
One of them is that it was HOT!
Our Spring has been record-breaking in its cool temperatures,
but I think that might be over now.
We ended up spending more time outside in the afternoon than we normally would have, because we loaded up Greg's truck with old carpet and old car
pet pad that he took to be recycled (isn't it great that the city of Chandler recycles it?!)
Another reason it was a draining day is because we discovered an orange cat in our backyard.
Our neighbor, Tia, told told us last weekend that the big orange bully cat that has prowled the neighborhood was really beaten up and sick, and that we should call her if we saw him.
He was lying under a tree in our backyard and looking terrible.
I won't go into too much detail because I don't want to think about it and I don't want to put visuals in your head that you can't get rid of!
Tia gave us the number of the Animal Care and Control people who came out to try to catch him last weekend, and I called . . . an hour or so later, they came to catch him.
But until they arrived, we wanted to make sure that we knew where he was because we didn't want him to be in misery and we didn't want him to die in our backyard.
Last time the animal lady came out (last Saturday), the cat was still healthy enough to jump over a wall and get away. This time, he was lying on our patio and barely had enough energy to try to run.
It was heart-breaking and horrible.
This world is a broken one.
Please consider supporting your local animal shelter or Humane Society.
While I was waiting outside, I watched hummingbirds (we have a baby one!)
I was looking into the master bedroom but saw myself instead of the room!
Then we came in and cooled down and drank a lot of water/tea.
Greg played the guitar for awhile
(we aren't bothering to try to get the dust under control because there will be more tomorrow!)
Now we're watching a bit of funny TV and enjoying the remaining bit of Saturday.
Hope you are, too!