Friday night, after Greta went to sleep (around 5:30 pm--we know...we knoowwwww), our cute, little babysitter came over and we snuck out. Chris and I hadn't been on a date in a long time and with the Expo Home Show in town, it seemed like the perfect excuse to finally hire a sitter and have a night on the town with our friends (who we happened to also be related to) Brandon and Steph. They are closing on their first home at the end of this month and we are so excited for them...and us--they are moving to our neck of the woods. Double the projects, double the fun--that's my motto.
We went to the same home show last year, before we even closed on our home and it was much more exciting this time around. Now, after nearly a year of research, we are rehearsed in good deals for flooring and tile and this time we were actually looking for specific products and ideas. We entered just about every contest they had and watched lots of demonstrations. One of the best demos of the evening was this guy:
He cut tiles, mirrors and glass with one tool and very little effort. Normally you would need a wet saw to cut these things, but with this tool (and a little oil on the blade) he showed that you can cut straight lines or curved lines. My eyes got big. My mouth dropped. And Chris pulled out his wallet. $30 later (he gave us a great deal) it was ours and we can't wait to tile some floors now. Or cut a crazy shape out of a mirror. Ha!
Here's the lovely Stephanie's arm demonstrating the tool. You just score it with the rolling blade.
And gently squeeze:
It is soooooo cool.
We eventually made it over to the cash machine. Surprise, surprise. The person who caught the most cash in 25 seconds got it all. None of us ended up being able to keep the cash but it was still fun to watch the varying methods.
Chris kept his stash against the inside wall:
Steph went all in with both hands:
And I choked under the pressure of a crowd and the timer staring me in the face, and pretty much just ended up moving my arms up and down:
Brandon was only a dollar short of being the highest, but that didn't keep us from celebrating with a bite to eat afterward. It was such a fun night and I can barely wait to use our tile cutter. I guess the Laundry room DOES need some new flooring. :)