I'm sorry I completely forgot to post yesterday. The weekend was just nuts and I don't know where my brain went, but I hope it's happy there...
RE: the bathroom renovations. This is pretty much it in a nutshell.
Ugly, twelve-year-old lineleum that was labeled "five year" when we bought it. You can't tell how really awful it looks from that picture, but the seams are starting to wear through and I can't get it clean anymore (it's badly yellowed):
The "tumbled marble" tiles we're using, laid but not grouted or sealed:
We used the same ones in DD's bathroom, and this is what the finished product looks like (grouted and sealed):
We LOVE the look of this stuff and are planning on doing the kitchen and entry way next year with the same tumbled marble. It's a pain to lay (because the pieces are slightly irregular) and it's about twice as much as tile, but we're just going to buy a little every month until we have enough. We were going to just use tile, but I know we'd regret it because the stone just looks so much better. I'll deal with the ugly linoleum for another year so I can have the stone. :-)
Have I mentioned how nice it is to have a handy husband?
The dog remains unimpressed.
You Get Your Energy From Goals
You are a driven and results oriented person. You always have an end goal in sight.
You bring a lot of purpose and meaning to your life. For you, small decisions and actions matter.
You feel like you are on an important mission, and you do your best not to lose focus.
For you, nothing feels better than accomplishment. You love being productive.
Yep... that pretty much pegged me.