Mudroom Lit and Heated


The mudroom now has electricity, a variety of lights, and baseboard heating.

This makes a tremendous difference.

Above, you can see Xopher is already making himself at home.  This is the site of a future util-a-tub.  Hopefully plumbing work will happen this week.  That’s the last major piece to be done; then it’s just furnishing and fixing and finishing.

Mudroom Floored


The mudroom has a floor now.  It’s vinyl.  I don’t like a faux wood look very much; but Xopher helped pick it out.  It was hard to find something not cheesy-looking, that we thought would look OK with the walls.  I’m not entirely sure we succeeded… but, it’ll be covered in mud soon enough.

The vinyl goes slightly up the walls for ease of lots of wet mopping.  That was one of Xopher’s few requests.

I got seriously complimented on my sweater today at the Hapless Bagel Store.  That makes my day, and makes up for them being so hapless.  It’s the Norwegian Fishmerman sweater.  It is pretty impressive looking.  It’s black and white, with just a touch of red at the edges.  But the black and white makes such a great contrast, it just makes the pattern totally … impactful.  Looks not handmade.