Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Tile Man is Coming, The Dunes at Barnegat Light, That Owl Moved!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
We need to leave because The Tile Man is Coming

The blue is going to break through.

 Super storm Sandy hit our area on October 29, 2012.  Our sunroom couldn't handle the driving rain.  Water accumulated inside the room.  The carpet was saturated and had to be removed.  We decided that it would not be a good idea to replace the carpet.  A tile floor would be more practical.
Even though our sunroom has a heater, we rarely use it in the winter.  I wanted to wait until spring to have the room tiled.  It was around the middle of May that we began to accept the fact that Miss Spring just wasn't happening around here in 2013.  So we gave up waiting, picked out our tile and the Tile man is coming today.
I anticipate men traipsing through the house, noisy tile cutting machines, and Rico barking incessantly all day long.

So, we dropped Rico off at Lucky's Bed & Bisquit day camp,

went for breakfast here.


And then we went here.

To do this:

Loveladies is the beach we drop onto.  Even at the height of the season it is not crowded. 

Not The Season Yet

Next, we headed about five miles north of "our" beach.

These are the beautiful sand dunes at Barnegat Light Beach.

Ross Reading About Another Long Ago Super Storm

Yeah We Want That House

The Dunes

Ross insisted this guy was real.  He swore he saw him move.  I think NOT!

At then at the end of the day the Tile Man left us this.


  1. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the tile! Forget carpeting! We took all the w2w stuff that was in this house out (about 20 years ago) and the hardwood floors still shine. I would do tile in the kitchen but a) the laminate in there is still in good shape and b) $$$$.
    As for the beaches! How civilized they look! In my imagination, the east coast beaches are one long stretch of flat sand with quirky houses and neighborhoods. In contrast, the west coast beaches (at least north of Santa Barbara) are rocky cliffs with pauses of flat sandy beaches. Here and there you will find those wooden boardwalks and pieces of civilization but not so much. Just different. I want to visit your beaches in person some day.

  2. We wound up replacing our carpets with hard wood in every room but the bedrooms. They are going to be next. We probably wouldn’t have done it as quickly as we did, but we have a puppy who is not always the best behaved.

    There are no cliffs at the Jersey shore, that’s for sure. But there are some beautiful natural shorelines.