Last weekend we took a break from home renovation. We drove the new Altima to Louisville for the day. We visited a variety of places - Home Depot (they need to have a discount card for as many times as we shop there), Dick's Sporting Goods, Glassworks glass museum, and two salvage yards - Architectural Salvage and Joe Ley. Joe Ley offered more antiques than salvage. Architectural Salvage intrigued us more and provided our minds with more ideas for future projects. The door above provided another idea for potential new front door. Some day we'd like to get a new one that is better insulated. We looked through lots of old doors and shutters as potential tops for the coffee table that I started what is at least 3 years ago. Maybe in another 3 years I'll get it done.
This week Greg started his next project. The water was down to a trickle in the upstairs hall bath. He removed the old fixtures and has been working diligently to get the new plumbing and fixtures installed. Today it is working, although he has to get a new shut off valve as it is leaking (always seems to be something). We still don't get as much water flow as we'd like, but this will do until we do a full bath renovation...years from now.
Last night we went to the French Lick Winery and West Baden Springs Hotel for Jenny's birthday. We had an Italian dinner at the winery and spent the rest of the evening in the hotel lobby and bar. The hotel has undergone a fabulous renovation. If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend visiting. The picture is of the lobby dome. The girls wondered the lobby, as well as some took the elevator up to the top floor in hopes of stepping out onto a balcony but unfortunately couldn't gain access. The guys took their seats at the bar and talked of past fishing trips and looked forward to the upcoming May trip. We all enjoyed the extremely wide lounge seating and I suspect someday we'll have to find one for our living room.
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