Friday, May 24, 2013


Monday, May 20 – Paul is happy to report that the bathroom renovation is completed.....whew! That was a bigger job then he expected. At least is took longer than he planned, but it's now done and looks wonderful.

One of his last jobs was to crawl up in the attic and attach a pipe to the exhaust fan to vent it outside. He had to do some serious squeezing to get that done, that's why he put it off to the end of the remodel. Actually, it went well and the job wasn't too bad. Marsha loves it!

paul in attic

Some photos of the finished product. Window coverings have been order.

Out with the old.
old bathroom

In with the new.

toilet area



A well-deserved rest after a very big project.
paul sleeping

The driveway guy is suppose to be coming before the end of the month. That's the next big job Paul really wants to get done around the house. A nice apron for backing in from the street and a nice gravel area for parking the 5th wheel and his truck. Eventually he wants to run electric out to the RV parking area.

Paul couldn't sit idle very long. After running errands during the morning, he came home and started the demolition of the old sun porch. This is a real eye soar, and it will be nice to be rid of it. It's all aluminum so Paul will load the scrap in his truck and see what they'll pay him for it at the recycle center.

Ugly sunroom.

We think this carpeting is a throw back from the '60's.floor

windows gone

roof coming down

It didn't take long (about a day and a half) to finish the demolition of the sun porch. The rear of the house looks so much better without that eyesore. It opens up the area allowing more sunlight to enter the kitchen and improves the view out the kitchen window immensely. Now to fix that wall and try to remove all that glue on the cement.


Now what does Marsha have next on his “honey-do list?” We have some grass to plant around the house so that would be a great “next job” for Paul. He needs a little break before beginning another BIG job.

Hopefully, our next post will be about the completion of the driveway.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y'all back real soon. Have a great day.



  1. Looks Beautiful! We find that all of our projects are a bigger job than we thought and take longer than we think.

  2. Very nice job Paul, it has to be a nice job because Marsha said she was happy. I hope you get at least a day off.

  3. Ah, the joys of home ownership. Wonderful job, Paul and Marsha. You two make a good team!

  4. Marsha, you must be totally exhausted from planning all these renovations and overhauls! And, there I see Paul just loafing in his recliner in the backyard!

    It's a good thing you're a good supervisor because the bathroom looks terrific - what a difference. Great job, Paul.

  5. Looks great but soooooo much Work, just when I think of changing life styles I read your blog, thanks for posting.

  6. I can't believe you wanted to get rid of that carpet. It's so special. Your bathroom is really beautiful. You guys are going to need to get back to TX so you can relax.

  7. FABULOUS. . .I would say on to the next project. . .but Paul already has that covered. . .he's like the energizer bunny. . .go Paul!

  8. Wow what a handy man!! Every thing looks so nice. I agree I like it better with out the sunroom.

  9. Another job well done, Paul...but at this point we expect nothing less! That "bigger than expected" is something that seems to be going around. In the words of another RV blogger, "In retrospect, that project was a bit more involved than I originally imagined. Or maybe it was my 20 year old mind that was imaging what my 60 something body needed to execute!" That carpet is right up there with the kitchen wallpaper! Be gone! We're enjoying watching you make the house your home!

  10. Good job Paul. Marsha....Give the poor guy a I agree with Eric. I think I'll stay in the rv.

  11. Yeah that carpet is special all right.

    Paul did a great job on the bathroom. You're lucky to have such a handyman.

  12. Wow, wow, wow!! Your new bathroom is beautiful!! That must have been one huge old shower/tub if you were able to get in a new shower and move the toilet over there. Nice sink and counter. So roomy now!! Paul, you did an amazing job. Great work!!

    So glad to hear the driveway is almost ready. John isn't sure if we can stop if he doesn't have full hook ups! Haha!!!

    Boy, your pictures made that sun porch job look easy. I'm use it wasn't at all. Sure opens that area up. You definitely deserve a rest, Paul. Marsha I am sure you were right there helping even though the photos don't show that.

  13. Bathroom project turned out really nice. Must agree with you ....the back of the home looks much better with the sunroom gone!

  14. Looks fantastic! I bet you have quite a list to add to his list this summer. You're both going to be very busy getting things done. Take some time off to enjoy though!

  15. Awesome job on the bathroom. looks like a busy summer ahead for you guys.
    Do take a bit of time to relax too thou.

  16. What a transformation with the remodel of the bathroom and the removal of the sunroom. Paul is a worker bee! It sure is fun to see the great changes you are making in your new home.

  17. Great job on the bathroom. I am wondering what you would charge to rent Paul out for the summer?!?! I could keep him busy around here for MONTHS!

  18. You do amazing work Paul. The bathroom looks fabulous! :)

  19. You do good work, sounds like the list is getting longer not shorter.

  20. great job on the bathroom renovation! looks fantastic!
    now as for Paul loafing around?..geesh!

  21. A little late with the comment but we've been busy and I often don't have time to read blogs. I had to come back in time to see what the finished product on the bathroom reno looked like and you have both done a beautiful job on it. Hope you gave yourselves a pat on the back for it.



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