A week later than anticipated, we started tiling the shower. We got all the way up to where the decorative tiles will go (little marble pebbles, reminiscent of the beaches here). We back-mortared that section because the tiles are slightly thinner.
This is the first time I've used a tile leveling system and it's a game-changer. Wow. I would never tile again without it.
We had strong winds and pouring rain today. The parks and beaches were closed due to the weather!
I made purple risotto today, and my mom cooked flat beats (long, flat, and about a foot long) plus apple crumble. Yum.