Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Make over

Our bathroom was in desperate need of a make over. The linoleum was peeling up in the corners and had a 60's feel, mottled in blue and cream. I took out the toilet and wedged a screwdriver under the old stuff and hammered until I had a big enough piece to pull. Then pull and tug and pull some more. Under the linoleum was some tile laid down by black glue. I opted to tile over this because I didn't know if it contained asbestos. I found this advice on the web. "When asbestos flooring needs replacing, install new floor covering over it, if possible."
And down there in that second picture.... Yeah, the wall wasn't painted behind the toilet. My neighbor and husband laid the tile. Thanks! I love it.

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Veteren's Day

To honor those who selflessly serve. Thank you.


We took the North Pend Oreille Valley Lions Club trian ride. It was the weekend right before Halloween. The girls bundled up in coats and hats and blankets. We choose to ride in an open air car with a pic-nic lunch consisting of rotisserie chicken, potato salad, and cranberry apple juice. The ride began in Ione Washington where we boarded the train. It took us along the Pend Oreille river north toward Canada.
We got to stop at Box Canyon Dam on the trestle bridge. This is a view of the river from the bridge. Then we looked down, down, down into the water below us. Our ride snaked along the mountain and through two tunnels. We stopped in Metaline Falls and were robbed by Ma Cutter and her gang. It was quite the adventure and very majestic.

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