It's been a GREAT weekend--I ran a half marathon, Tavo has the cement backer down on the kitchen floor, our fridge, stove and fence are soon arriving, and OH YEAH--we have plumbing!! (no hot water yet, but jeeze, who cares??)
Work is coming along quickly on the red house--this was last week; currently they have the roof completed and new shingles. Hurray!
Meanwhile, we plug away at our current residence. Here's Tavo, grouting our new glass tile counter.
...a bandito stakes out the scene....
Not just any old bandito. A DRYWALL BANDITO!
After all this madness, I honestly have really REALLY slacked on my training, but I'd already paid the fee so I decided to go ahead and run the ING Atlanta Half Marathon on Sunday. Here's the pre-race eats. Chianti for me, Rogue ale for Tavo. Rosemary sourdough, jalapeño cilantro hummus, and "cave aged" gruyere. "Cave Aged" is the best adjective, ever.
Race goods--bars, peanuts, popcorn. I decided to run in my long sleeved Detroit shirt--it was 37 chilly degrees the morning of the race.
This girl doesn't care that its 5:45 am, 37 degrees, and she is about to run 13 miles. This is my "finishing strong" pose.
I did it! Though I went so terribly slowly I'm reluctant to post my time, let it be known that I was happy and jolly for the first 10 miles...then finally my lack of preparation hit. Pure stubbornness got me though, and I ran all but about 5 minutes of the race. I definitely ran the entire last mile! ("ran" being a synonym for "shuffled painfully.")
Ever the hard worker, Tavo laid the cement backer throughout the kitchen. We plan on tiling tomorrow.
Now...the moment you have all been waiting for. PLUMBING! Look at our gorgeous sink fixtures!! (please ignore the lovely blue accents on our wall)
Our enticing bathroom fixtures!
The finished bathroom--well, without paint and mirrors and shelving...but you get the idea.
Finally, our brand new hot water heater. Which will work beautifully...as soon as we get some electric wiring over in that direction. Slight oversight, but hey--cold showers are invigorating :)