Thursday, May 20, 2010


Okay, it's not a Harley, it's a 1985 Honda Spree--a scooter/moped. But it's easy to ride and surprisingly "peppy." Fun, too. Doesn't require a special license, so the next time you visit....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bathroom Renovations

We are always watching those home improvement shows where people are remodeling their kitchens or bathrooms. And, of course, we always talk about what we'd do in OUR house. So, this year we used some of our tax refund to take the first step of installing new counter tops, sinks, and faucets in two bathrooms--downstairs and the master upstairs. Took some time, but it turned out to be a lot of fun!

First, we picked out the sinks and faucets. You can't believe how many choices there are!

Then came the real fun--choosing the stone for the counter tops. We used a kitchen planner at the local hardware store and remodeling center. She could not have been nicer or more helpful. She took us to a marble and granite contractor where we could choose from, literally, hundreds of slabs lined up in their parking area. Lots of options, but once we saw these two pieces, we instantly agreed on the choice.

The brown top is the downstairs bathroom. We love the striations and patterns in the stone. The gray/white top is in the master bathroom. It's a perfect complement to the tile on the floor. Note how the contractor fabricated the tops--they did a superb job of matching the patterns in the stone so they flow from the counter top to the backsplash. And we really like the look of the undermount sinks and the single-hole faucets.

A little work left to hook up the water and drains, but we are VERY happy with the result.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cape Cod

The Sharon Open golfers and the two non-golfing spouses went to Cape Cod recently for a spring gathering. Rory's mother was gracious enough to open her home in Chatham for the group. Good company; weather was perfect; food was excellent; and golf was fun. We had a wonderful time.

Here's the official group photograph, taken on the beach near the house--obviously at night.

On Sunday morning, Sue and I walked on the nearly deserted beach at the Chatham Lighthouse.