Having a home means there will always be projects. Home ownership is a great privilege, but it comes with great responsibility. This weekend’s project is the master bathroom shower. It is looking kinda rough after five years of tenants’ questionable cleaning routines and haphazard caulking attempts. I am grateful that I have some mad DIY skills and Google in my corner, because it looks like the original plan of attacking the hard water stains with heavy duty grout cleaner and replacing the mildew-stained caulk are not going to suffice. Four hours of cutting and scraping today revealed that the sloppy caulk job was covering up great huge cracks and gaps in the grout. Since I could buy a car for less than it would cost to cover the existing tile with low-maintenance composite Sentrel panels, I’m off to Home Depot to purchase a reciprocating saw with a grout blade and some unsanded grout. By Tuesday, barring some disaster, it’ll be like standing in a whole new shower.
I want to be a writer, yet Henry David Thoreau's cautionary words echo in my brain: "How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live." Knowing I have promised to blog daily for the coming year, I am committed to living the next 365 days to the fullest by seizing new opportunities, making old routines less mundane, and immersing myself in the details of ordinary situations. Building these habits will be key to convincing myself that I can legitimately sit down to write a future bestseller!
The Year in Review
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