Thursday, August 7, 2008

Anna and Joe: Angels, The Best Friends Ever, Or Both

8:30 a.m., Saturday, July5th when everyone else was sleeping in after festivities and fireworks, Anna and Joe came to our house with a friend's tile saw and tons of tools to help me tile our bathroom floor. After getting a layer of cement board down over the wooden sub-floor, Joe took his position in our bathtub as tile saw operator. By 10 p.m. we still weren't done and the two came back after work Monday and Tuesday until all the tile was set.
Brian and Eli got tons of one-on-one time; they went to the playground, farmer's market, swimming, and Eli saw his first movie: Kung Fu Panda. We weren't having quite so much fun. The thing is, they offered, well, Anna offered. Maybe she didn't know how much work it was going to be, Joe sure did because he had done this before. Either way, they're the best friends a person could ask for.
This past Sunday they came over and I made them a dinner to try and say Thank You. Homemade pasta with prosciutto sage cream sauce and some spicy grilled shrimp. Our new floor cost $200, a fraction of what it would have cost to pay someone. After much work, major aches and pains, and plenty of time spent, we have an attractive floor. I'm now glad Anna convinced me to choose the more labor-intensive diagonal pattern. Thank you Anna, Joe, and Brian, without whom, our bathroom floor would still be carpet.


Leilani said...

oooo! I wondered when I would see pictures of the famous bathroom floor. It looks great! Good job guys.

Anna said...

we are pretty awesome. actually that pasta was pretty awesome. so yummy. don't forget to go get some veggies from our garden while we're gone. :) we have them watered by a timer but we aren't there to eat them right now!