Goodness! Y’all worried about us? We are alive. We celebrated our various working anniversaries and then got back to the grindstone. No rest for the weary!
Lauren started today… a newbie and we are so very glad to have her!! Today in our “let’s not scare her off light-hearted” conversations Allison told her, and I quote, “I didn’t drink coffee before I started this job!”
I’ve driven Allison to drink. I told her I would help her through caffeine detox and pay for Crest White Strips. It isn’t all fun and games around here, whew, we work a lot. And we also sing and listen to music and laugh. But we mostly work.
Last Wednesday Allison and I set our alarms for 3:20am so we could jet set to Memphis for the day. My alarm woke me, but her alarm setting was unsuccessful. Luckily my wake-up text message at 3:45 woke her. Off we went. She’s a great traveling companion. And together we had a wonderful time and enjoyed checking on the progress of this project that we’ve both put in many long hours on. Obviously it’s a few weeks away from finished, but still so fun to see the progress! My first visit to this house could be classified as “frightening”. “Run down” and “unloved” are adjectives that come to mind. An addition (kitchen and master bedroom) were top of the list, while preserving the character and charm of the home’s original bones. This beauty came complete with operable transoms, intricate mouldings, original doors and hardware, cremone locks… all things I LOVE. Ahhh the details!!!
In the kid’s bath (below) we designed it so that bottom “drawer” is actually a shelf, so the wee little ones can brush their teeth! We wouldn’t want to be blamed for any teeth rotting!
The master bathroom glass shower enclosure was installed while we were there, but I snapped these photos before it was installed…
After a full day in Memphis I headed for a mini-vacay (without my voice, been a little run down and under the weather lately) to my parents farm, and Allison headed back to the beach. Bless her. An emergency landing in ATL, and she wasn’t home until 1am. I was going to try to give you a recap of my farm weekend… but whew, I’m tired. I’ll save that for tomorrow!