Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Project Now Looks Like a Bathroom

 While there are still a lot of smaller chores left such as more trim, mirror, light fixtures, back splash and such, we can take a shower and use this room now on Day 22. I hope we like the door because most people are shocked to have an outside door in a bathroom. This was my idea to save the rest of the house from DH’s dainty footprints of sawdust down the hall. Now he can step out of his woodworking shop, onto the deck and into this bathroom off our bedroom without playing Hansel and Gretel with the wood chip crumbs. What started as a green tinted room has somehow morphed into shades of beige (Sandy Shell) and white. The counter top is a dark green swirled with shades of the Sandy Shell. It will be interesting to see what this room does look like in the true finished stage.

Nice things are coming together decently because the mail brought a Woman’s World rejection. Thought sure one of the last offerings might make it, but alas, no. DH asked if I had studied the other stories. Dah, I have about 300 on file that I have studied, and I don’t know what I am doing wrong when I write my own. Actually, wrong it the not the correct word. I think competition is just so heavy and choices are so many for the editors that it is like winning a lottery to get published in Woman’s World. So many people have “the ticket”, but only a few are winners!

Despite my writing life being in the sewer, I think the rest of my life is going to be a Royal Flush with the new bathroom!


Linda O'Connell said...

One of my blogger friends said planet Mercury is in retrograde and her rejections are piling up too. Maybe that's the answer.
I read soemwhere that Woman's World doesn't buy the story, but the idea. I wonder if that is still the case?
Isn't it great when these littel home remodeling projects finally come together? Looking good.

Linda O'Connell said...

Look at all those typos. Sorry

Bookie said...

Thanks for comments, Linda. Glad you appreciate. One of our sons seems a little upset we have a DOOR in the bathroom! I know it is unusual, but we thought it worth the try!

Ah, rejections abound? Mercury to blame, that is good one and I will go with it!

BECKY said...

Hey Claudia! Personally, I LOVE the idea of the outside bathroom door! I mean, Who Cares? And with messy men around...and possibly little sticky fingers and feet around...I say, Why Not?!! Also, I'm sorry about your rejections, but remember it's not your writing, it's just not the right place, at the moment!