On Thursday, our neighbor, Art the Architect, came by to offers his advice. We are looking to install an upstairs bathroom. There is an area at the top of the stairs where one could be put. Right now, and for the last thirty-five years, it has been just bare studs and subflooring. We talked and he looked the site over and gave us the thumbs up, as in it seemed feasible. This was good news, in that he and his also architect wife, Caroline, had performed a similar service for another neighbor and for them had come to the opposite conclusion. That neighbor eventually had to build an addition in which they could then install their new bathroom. Art promised to come up with a drawing, which we could then use to solicit bids. Right now, is not the best of times to commence on such a project. Through the pandemic, everybody and their brother has been undertaking new home improvement project and there by saturating the market.
On Friday, we took our next step on this project, we went downtown and visited the Saint Louis home and garden show. This was a rather disappointing errand, in that there were few vendors there and all except for one were unwilling to consider undertaking a project such as ours. Still, we have an appointment next week with one candidate. Since the home show didn’t take long, we decided to extend our downtown visit by seeing the National Blues Museum. This relatively new museum was right next door to the convention center. It is pretty small, but still very interesting and on a weekday afternoon, we had it all to ourselves. Pictures to follow. Returning home, we noticed that another neighbor’s crocuses are now in bloom, a sure sign that spring is soon arriving.