Friday, February 14, 2014

Home Improvements in the Works

Last week I just about had a meltdown about the state of our house. Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by how much needs to be done around here and after spending an hour trying to clean the bathrooms (with Echo trying to help me by sticking her hands in the toilet and spilling cleaner everywhere) I had just about had it. The toilet in our master bath was scratched and stained and no matter how hard I scrubbed it just didn't look clean. I was so frustrated and felt like all my hard work cleaning was basically pointless.

That night I complained to Eric and told him how down I was feeling about it, lo and behold he installed a new toilet for me that very weekend! I told him I had no idea it was so easy to get what I wanted, all I had to do was ask. He said that's all I have to do any time I want anything, awww <3  So here is the new toilet!

I know I am a grown up because I am super excited to get a new toilet. Sheesh! What has happened to me? It's also the awesome kind with two different flush options and uses waaaayyyyy less water than our old toilet. Since this photo was taken I touched up the paint around the toilet, apparently this one is skinnier than our last one.

 Above you can see our old, yucky toilet and our new toilet in it's box. Apparently it wasn't too hard to install but it was pretty gross work. Maybe we will get a new toilet for the guest bathroom sometime soon too. The coolest part is that our new toilet was free! Our water company gives you a $100 credit for upgrading to a high efficiency toilet. Guess how much our new toilet cost? $98, oh yeah!

Two flushing options, fancy!
In other home improvement news we are making headway on the preparations for Echo's new room. We bought the bamboo flooring so it can be sitting out and acclimating to the air in our house. I have also started the mural in her new room and it is looking awesome so far.

Other short terms plans for house include putting in some shelves in the master bath to keep things from getting so cluttered and also to keep thing out of Echo's reach. There are still so many things that need to be done around the house but just making this small bit of progress really makes me feel better!

1 comment:

  1. Haha- best part of this post is that getting excited about a new toilet makes you feel very grown-up. So true!