Welcome to the Renovation Reveal Party for the Hotel Thompson or as my cousin called it the Casa Thompson! My buddy Fozzie is going to co-host this party. To get things started, please enjoy some wine, soda and some snacks. Then sit back for the reveal and let us know what you think. If you have questions, ask. Mingle and have fun my dear friends!!
The following food was brought by Kali and Shoko of Canadian Cats. Everyone be sure to try some of these Canadian delicacies. I’m licking my lips now and fixing to jump in – YUMMO!
Poutine – French fries with gravy and cheese – how could you go wrong with this? Beaver Tails – Now Beatrice and Billy were not harmed in the making of this sweet treat – 🙂 Beaver Tails are pastries shaped like beaver tails with chocolate and banana or chocolate and M&M’s. Personally this little porker NEEDS one with banana and chocolate. Nanaimo Bars – These are named after a city in Vancouver Island. They have three layers of deliciousness – coconut, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate and custard.
Okay my friends – do you remember the ‘before’ pictures? Let me remind you what they looked like okay.
The front room was a cluttered mess as well as the kitchen area. It was definitely time to ‘grow up’ and get a new look. Below are now the ‘after’ pictures.
The entry way into the Casa Thompson. The new sofa. The new chaise – ❤
The overall front room view from the hallway. The new kitchen island. The new cedar flooring in the bathroom.
Thanks to my friend Jean with Canadian Cats (Shoko and Kali) for the beautiful virtual potted plant for the new Casa Thompson. It’s beautiful! And thank you my friends for bringing food to the party – I’m still licking my lips! And many thanks for the long phone calls, listening to me whine while drinking my wine 🙂
Thanks to my brother Easy and his mom for listening to my mom’s troubled woes during the ordeal – snorts – there were a LOT. Your emails kept her sane… well okay as sane as she could be.
Thanks for my great co-host and partner in crime Fozzie. You mean the world to us my sweet dear friend. The phone calls, the emails, the rants and raves.
Much love to all of YOU and to those that listened to the endless ramblings here in blogville about the renovation. We were so glad that we could share everything with all of you my dear friends!!
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Welcome back my friends to Phase III – floor installation.
Phase III was our favorite part here at the Hotel Thompson. Phase III meant that we had done our part – painting was done and the house was empty. This day, we could sit back and enjoy a good rest. We piled all of the kids up and shipped them to Nana’s up the street to spend the night. We wanted to have everything ready to go for the day and would pick the kids up tomorrow after the delivery of the furniture.
We had pulled carpet, linoleum and had things ready to go when the floor installation crew showed up at 9:15AM. Now, this almost gave me a heart attack when they showed up. Why do you ask? Because there was only TWO guys to do the kitchen, hallway, living room and bathroom floors. You have to be kidding me, right? TWO guys were going to complete all of this in ONE day. In fact, that was my first statement to them. After I checked the products that were ordered for the flooring, they assured me they had this under control.
I advised them the me and the hub would be out of their way out front if they needed anything. This way, if they had questions we would be out of their way. Let me add, it has been in the 60’s-70’s for the past several days. This day though – LOL – it decides to have a cold front come through. It was in the low 50’s with a wind. We felt every bit of it. Our nice neighbor even brought us blankets to stay warm. It was interesting to camp out, play games and keep ourselves busy. All the time, we could hear them inside knocking away, coming out to their truck to get things and then going back inside to work.
And of course, you know me. I had this small type dresser in our garage that I wanted to move into the kitchen. Since the contractors didn’t have to move any furniture out of their way, I asked if they would move the dresser into the kitchen for me. Which they did! Score for not having to lift anything heavy. By this time of the renovation, just thinking about lifting hurt – LOL.
And you are probably asking yourself TWO guys – how long did it take to do the flooring. I will tell you this – I was in awe and shock. It took them only FIVE hours to complete the job. And let me add that the job was FANTASTIC! Come back tomorrow for Phase IV.
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