September 25, 2021

Temperature 90 Degrees

The Calvary Has Arrived

Last Piece of Furniture

Projects and Then Some

Well, the Calvary has arrived. Meaning, my son has come down from Maryland to assist me with some projects. More about that later.

However, before he arrived we received our last piece of furniture from Rooms To Go.

Thankfully, I did not have to put it together. It was their responsibility. We now have all our furniture.

Back to the Calvary.

We had a wee bit of stuff that was in storage in Maryland. Adam loaded up his truck and trucked it down to us. Suffice to say, I’m thankful we have an overly large storage shed. In time I’m sure we’ll go through it all and decide what we are going to keep and what we are going to get rid of.

The real reason, though, that he came down was because I had some plumbing projects that needed to be done. Many, many years ago he was a plumbers apprentice and, thankfully, he has not forgotten his trade skills.

The first project was replacing the old toilet. Oh, all that stuff on the seat – that was yet another project. Regarding the toilet, it was leaking around the base and it was too low. We decided to change it out for an ADA toilet. Translated, we decided to install what is known as a chair height toilet. This type of toilet is a good two inches higher than standard thus making it easier for those with bad knees – meaning the two of us – to stand up from. Ah yes, another sign of getting old.

The plumber at work.

Out with the old. This is when we discovered why it was leaking, the wax ring was no more.

The new toilet installed, it just needs a tank top and a toilet seat. Now, this is where things should have stopped. However, this is where things began to snowball.

We had also planned to install new bathroom faucets.

But after installing the new faucets we decided that the old sinks were just plain junk. They were cheap plastic sinks that were yellowed and old. They were probably the original sinks that came with the house.

So guess what we did? Yup, we pulled the old plastic sinks out

and installed new porcelain sinks with the new faucets. They really look and are so much better than the original sinks.

The finished bathroom off of our bedroom. We still have to install a medicine cabinet above the toilet. Oh, for the record though I have been referring to we in terms of doing this and that, Adam has really done all the work and I’ve played the part of gopher. I have to give credit were credit is due.

Remember all those parts on the toilet seat in an earlier picture? They were used to lower the shower head down to where we could actually grab it. Before, you had to be at least six feet plus to get to it!

Less I forget, our ever present supervisor.

That is where we are at on The Road of Retirement. There are still more projects to complete, such as replacing the kitchen faucets and we have some projects outside to attend to. But, we have something in store for my son that we’ve been looking forward to for weeks. The only thing we’ve told him is, we’re taking you to a restaurant were you are going to get soaked. More about that tomorrow.

Thanks for taking the time to read our blog.  We always appreciate your company, your comments, and your suggestions. Remember, take time to stop and smell the roses and live each day that God gives you to the fullest.


  1. The bathroom looks great! And how nice your son helped you out in a number of ways. Looks like things are falling in place. I look forward to hearing about Adam’s surprise. Enjoy your outing, and I hope you have a good week ahead!


  2. Bathroom looks great and it’s nice you know your plumber.. There are always projects and now a home and an RV, OH BOY! We’ve been working at our beach place and are nearing the end for this year. We’ll have a few things to do next year. Enjoy your time with your son.


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