Our monthly letter writing has been delayed recently due to much-needed home renovations.

Thanks to generous gifts from you, our friends, our twenty-five-year-old carpeting, stained and fraying, is almost all out.  Most will be replaced with bamboo flooring.  Two walls have been removed.  Popcorn came off and the ceilings have been smoothed and painted.  The 1970’s tile in the kitchen, dining room, and entry is gone.  Linoleum from the laundry room and powder room is removed.  Two and a half tons of debris was loaded out.  Over a ton and a half of new bamboo flooring and porcelain tile was purchased and unloaded.

Most of the tile is now installed.  The bamboo flooring is still sitting in the garage waiting to be installed.

The wait is due to repairs that were needed because of the mess left over from a party. Continue reading