Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Waves of Progress

This year has been the year for upgrades on "this old house"! I know I should have been blogging more about it, and I have intended to more, really I have. It's just that I get caught up in everyday life and get engrossed in reading everyone else's blogs, and don't give attention to mine as I should.

We have done quite a lot, though, and hopefully I will manage to post about all of it before the year is out. I do want to show you a "quick" update that was made just today. Here's what I mean by quick. A NEW MICROWAVE OVEN!
I know this is not very exciting to anyone else other than me, but I am pretty excited about this little beauty considering what she replaced.  The picture below doesn't show the broken handle and how yellowed it had gotten.  Trust me, it was pretty bad.  I didn't know just how bad until it was removed completely.  Yuck!

My husband is such a DIYer!  It would have been $150 to have this installed by the store where we purchased it.  He says, "thanks, but no thanks"!  He has saved us tons of money!  I sure am thankful that he is willing and able to do these kinds of things. 

He did say that this project was a little more than he had anticipated~
The difference it has made in the kitchen, though, has been well worth it. 

Oh, by the way, it matches the new fridge that the Lord blessed us with a couple of months ago.  I have intentions of a blog post about that too.  Little by little,  in  "small waves " the kitchen make-over is taking place! 

You will never believe what my husband did after he got through installing this microwave.  He began tiling the floor in the upstairs guest bathroom!

Progress on upgrades is looking up!  He is such a busy man and I am so grateful for all his work. 

I'm linking up to A to Z's  Tips and Tutes


  1. I LOVE making progress in my home...doesn't it just make you feel SO good to get those things done? Your microwave looks really nice and I know you'll be excited to get new tiles! :) My bathroom needs to be re-done SO badly, but it's just not in the budget right now, so it will have to wait. :0)
    Hope you have a great week!

  2. Hey Gail! :) Yep, all those bloggers are from KY/IN...with the exception of one that came from TN! Most of them in the pic were bloggers too, just a handful were friends of bloggers. We had a wonderful day!! I wish you could have gone, but I'm sure they'll do it again, maybe you and I could go next time! :)
    Have a great week!

  3. Hi Gail! :0) You're right...my laundry room doesn't even look like the same room and I'm happy about that! lol I just LOVE how it turned out!
    I've been cleaning all morning long and just sat down long enough to check my email..etc, so I better get back to it before I lose my energy.
    Hugs to you sweet lady!