Basement Bathroom

This summer we upgraded our basement.  We added a full bathroom, switched to a tankless water heater, upgraded our electrical panel, and added an egress window to the basement family room.  Rather than continuously posting photos all summer, we saved them until the end of the project.


Basement Project

We started by cleaning out our storage room and doing the demo work.  We then hired a highly recommended contractor for everything else.  The bathroom turned out really nice.  Our upstairs bathroom now plays second fiddle to the one in the basement.

Also, thanks to American Standard and this hard to listen to collection of “industrial musicals,” our bathroom now has a theme song.

Velocidents

With the death of Google Reader and the uncertainty of where I really want to be hosting my photos, I haven’t been posting lately.  Rest assured, we’re still here and doing fine.

Here’s some not-at-all-catastrophic storm damage pictures from last night’s hail storm.  I got caught driving in it.  Our house got caught standing in it.  At least the power is back on now.  We went over 12 hours without it.  Does anybody want to help us drink some ice cream?


Hail

Caribbean Vacation

Earlier this month, Marie and I went on a vacation with our friends, Matt and Janice.  We spent some time in Florida in addition to going on a Caribbean cruise.  We had a great time.  We left shortly after a large amount of snow fell in Minnesota.  This made the warm, sandy beaches that much more enjoyable.

I am experimenting with hosting our photos on Google.  I hope this works out.

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens was one of our first stops.


Vizcaya

Our next activity was this awesome speedboat tour of Miami.


Miami Speedboat Tour

Our cruise ship left Miami on Dec 10th.


Leaving Miami

Here are pictures from our cruise ship, the Carnival Destiny.


Carnival Destiny

On 12/12/12 we made it to Grand Turk. We went snorkeling from a catamaran sailboat.


Grand Turk

Half Moon Cay had an amazing beach. The sandy bottom went on forever.


Half Moon Cay

In Nassau we decided the term, “Christmas Jollification” was underutilized back home.


Nassau

Our last stop was the Everglades. That’s Matt holding “Little Snappy.”


Everglades