Sunday, May 29, 2011

Installing tile floor on the Sun Porch: Part 1

This was a busy weekend at home for us. On Saturday, we worked from 8am to 7:30pm on tiling the sun porch that faces the backyard. We recently had vinyl windows installed in it, and needed to cover the concrete floors, so we decided on tile. It was a LONG DAY. Here's a photo journal of it, that you can use (if you dare) to install your own tile. Note: It takes a long time, and days!
Found our tiles at Lowes

Tom wheeling the heavy tiles out of Lowes
Step 2 Cutting orange underlayment
Step 1: Washed concrete. Step 2: Measure Underlayment
Step 3- Laying grout (Rob mixed it all) for underlayment

Step 4- Underlayment 1/2 done

                                                                                    
First tile inserted on top of underlayment







Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14