Sunday, January 20, 2013

Tiling Monopolizes the Weekend

Our efforts this weekend centered on tiling more of the dining and kitchen areas. Lucky for us, we had some great help! Laying the tile is a slow but steady process, and as of this entry, we're maybe about 50% done (just don't count the powder room.)
Saturday morning, Kevin and Carl were at the house before 10, ready to pitch in. Carl and I back-buttered the tile while Scott and Kevin put mortar on the floor and set the tile in place.
I'm so proud of Scott for letting Kevin help with this! Kevin has enough experience with tiling to know what to do plus, if anyone is a persnickity as Scott, it's Kevin. Too bad he had to rush off after lunch to spend the afternoon at the zoo with his wife and baby! (Just kidding - I'm glad they got to enjoy some family time on this unseasonably 55-degree day.)
Thanks again, Kevin!
Carl is becoming a back-buttering expert! He spent a portion of his Sunday with us, too.
Thanks again, Dad!
We were so glad that Pete had a chance to spend some time at noTTafarm on Saturday! Because his work schedule rarely allows for free weekends, this is his first visit to see the interior of the new addition. Marita joined us after lunch and cheered on the Creighton Bluejays as they faced-off against the Wichita State Shockers on TV. Who knew my mother-in-law was such a big college basketball fan?! (Sorry, the Jays lost by a few points.)
Pete pitched in with the tile work, too. Now he can brag about his experience as a back-butterer. Plus, I think it was fun for him to hang out with his favorite Aunt, Uncle, and Grandparents.
Thanks for your help, Pete!
By the end of the day (Saturday) more than half of the kitchen area was done. The tricky part will be the many cuts needed to tile near the cabinets. We still hope to have the tile all done by next weekend so that the grouting can begin! 
Stay Tuned for Our Next Adventure!

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