Thanks guys, the grouting is DONE, the Slate floor is DONE !! only a few minor 'fixes' to be done today, then another coat of sealer. I brought in the bar-chairs from my Mom's apartment [she shows up on the 16th, and I have her apt. full of my furniture
] I set up the chairs, and cracked the seal on a fresh bottle of Vodka.. and sat down and had a cocktail.. somehow I felt like i deserved it..
I have to say, it has been very nice to have this forum and friends to share my frustrations and successes with.. helped me keep my sanity. Thanks to everyone for the encouragement!!
My buddy the plumber is coming by today to help me hook up the kitchen sink, prep sink, faucets, and icemaker.. soon I can install the trim on the fridge/freezer for the last time, and remove the protective plastic.
The general mood around here has perked up so much with the floor 99% finished, that the Japanese Miniature Pear tree decided to bloom !! [see photo]
Edit: I've been informed and enlightened that the tree is a Kousa Dogwood !!
Well, I've got to get to work, the yard needs mowing, and the sun is out..