I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Rom 12:1-2

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The toilet is where?

"Hey, Mom!  Why is the toilet in the front yard?"

"I guess I might as well sit on it!"

We are having our bathroom remodeled!  Yippee!  

It is about time.  When we moved into our 1950's era house, I didn't have the money for a bathroom remodel (after ripping out carpets, redoing hardwood floors, and painting everything), so I said, "I'll save up and do it in a few months."  That few months turned into seven years. 

The plumbing in the shower finally completely gave out and that motivated me to do it.  Fortunately my parents live next door because it would otherwise be very tough to live in a house with no bathroom for the next week or so.  THANKS, Pa and Grandma!  AND I miraculously have the money to pay for it, thanks to a gift that will nearly pay for half of the remodel plus another source of income that covers the rest.  I am so thankful and truly overwhelmed by generosity right now!  God always provides what I need when I need it!  He is never late! 

I remembered last night to snap a couple of "before" pictures.  Stay tuned next week for "afters."

I am looking forward to no more linoleum, paneling, or plastic trim; white tile instead of weird maroonish-salmon; a new sink and toilet; and, most of all, a shower that works! 

Any ideas for colors to paint the walls?  It is a very tiny bathroom, so I definitely want something light.  I am open to suggestions! 

P.S.  Don't forget about the Mulligan Stew giveaway on my sidebar.  Right now they have matching funds for the Lost Boys!  So exciting!


Donita said...

Butter yellow or sandy beige...

Stori said...

I am so happy for you! I cannot wait to see it finished :).

Vicky said...

I can't wait to see the after photos!