Aside from all the pouring rain this past weekend, we still managed to make it to Lowes and Home Depot to make our purchases. I have to say I'm super excited to have the house coming along, little by little. After buying the house, we really spent like crazy trying to update so many things asap. The feeling was great but then we got into the, "I don't feel like doing anything else mode." Needless to say, the market is terrible right now and I can't see investing so much money and see no return in the future. Minor updates of painting, door handles, lighting, faucets, mirrors, hurricane shutters, SS appliances, etc. are all understanding. Since we have so much traveling in progress, we really just wanted to focus on enjoying this year, etc. but the urge of fixing the house, came up again :P I absolutely fell in love with the color of our granite counter top (Pegasus: Montesol), so we placed a special order from Home Depot and it finally arrived. Color seems a lot darker in the pic but it has many hues of grey and kind of a natural pinkish/beige tone throughout. Much prettier in person. Then we got our espresso vanity, by Allen + Roth from Lowes, and its sitting in the box waiting to be installed. We even got the matching mirror and can't wait to see it all come together. Very exciting! Contractor should be coming by today to start work.