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Aug 21

A Bathroom Reno, in GIFs

Contractor Extraordinaire Daniel refuses to to acknowledge his awesomeness, but I came home last night and our bathroom was pretty much done. To put that into perspective, our toilet was in the living room two days before this picture was taken.

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It’s time to cut the modesty, Daniel! His sidekick Tyler also has put in ridiculous hours (I know they worked long shifts while we were gone, and I know at least one of the days they were there from 8AM until 10:30PM. Complete and utter insanity. And I like to follow up complete and utter insanity with gif stories.

I’d give you details, but the bathroom isn’t done and still needs finishing touches. There is an inch of dust over everything (I am not even lying, I mopped the walls last night), and there’s remaining grout work that was curing behind that shower curtain, which will also soon reveal one of the major changes in the bathroom, too. In fact, during that first “Houston” phone call and hearing the words “black mold” and “the standing water under the floor was deep enough to splash”, Daniel adding “but you get your [surprise]” was the only thing that kept me from throwing myself off the mountain.

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Aug 19

Super Short Sneak Peek!

Daniel busted hard today (well, he has every day), and while there’s still a lot to do, I DO have a working toilet and shower!! The vanity needs to be installed and some little things need to be done, but it is good enough for a sneak peek. You ready?

Look at the dust on that mirror!

He truly has done a beautiful job and oh how I wish you could see the floor! It’s gorgeous but covered in grout right now, so that will have to wait. This picture is SUPER staged, because there is a ton of work that needs to be done and that curtain rod is NOT in the right place, but I do not even care. I couldn’t wait to share it!

Aug 18

I hate this bathroom.

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I wish

Ok, so we stayed on vacation an extra day because the contractor let us know that the bathroom wouldn’t be done in time. This was expected for a few reasons, one being that the “little bathroom renovation” turned into like…rebuilding a house. The floors were saturated in “things that had leaked” which is what I will term it because just trust me. The walls behind the shower surround were crumbling and covered in black mold. It had to be completely rebuilt. In fact, it was in such bad shape that it was almost a downstairs bathroom.

We had a great trip back, to be honest, especially considering we had Grumpy Toddler in the car. It’s amazing what two iPads, a dual screen DVD player with 12 DVDs to choose from, books, crayons, a big sister, barbies, baby dolls, and a Daddy that will sit like a pretzel just to hold a toddler’s hand will do. Whatever, it worked and I should probably be ashamed but I am not because we all got back alive and really, that’s my job as their mom.

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Aug 15

The Bathroom That Wouldn’t Die

One of my friends said it seemed like Love it or List it and that’s pretty accurate, except Daniel is way smarter than Hillary, thank The Lord.

We were on our vacation paradise when I saw a missed call at 11AM from Daniel, our contractor, which is like…never a good sign when they know you are on vacation on a mountain paradise. I called back, only to hear the words “black mold” (SCREEN YOUR CALLS, READERS) and I almost hit the bricks. It was more involved and luckily we trust him and he’s wonderful, so we put it in his hands. Also, we are six hours from home and that’s the only real option.

He sends me these pictures because I have asked for the worst and he obliged with these:

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At nearly 4PM on Thursday, I get a text that says

Your entire sub floor is saturated with water. Have to pull it all up and replace. The mildew smell is horrible. Trying to ventilate the house as much as possible. Oh remodels…never as easy as you think.

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Aug 09

I can see!

*Cue the Most Interesting Man in the World* I don’t write a ton of entries, but when I do, it’s all on the same day.

Ugh, so we’ve covered the fact that the bathroom is dark. One of the things I didn’t change last time was the overhead light, which needed it desperately. Not great lighting, y’all. It seriously is the ugliest light I have ever seen, save for the one in our hallway upstairs (there is totally a reason you have never seen a room up there).

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I went to Lowe’s and seriously could NOT find a light that I wanted that was small enough to fit there (the ceiling curves RIGHT after it, so a flush-mount wouldn’t really work. Nothing jumped out at me…at all. And the things I did like were outrageously priced compared to the stuff I’d seen at Home Depot. I wandered the aisles, totally annoyed that we couldn’t actually change the true problem, which was the lack of lighting, and I went and gazed longingly at the track lighting. As I was there, I noticed a light that just might work…except I had NO IDEA if you could just…do that. It was perfect, though, if it would work, and it was like $25 so totally worth the risk. Hubbin put it up tonight when he got home from work and viola!! It’s GORGEOUS and fits PERFECTLY and is REALLY bright (though I couldn’t really get a decent picture of it with the light on.

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Aug 08

Is that green paint in your hair, ma’am?

No sir, that’s Sea Sprite paint in my hair.

Here’s your other sneak peek, because I paint seriously quickly. Also, I’m nearly positive I found Patient Zero of the stinkbug epidemic. Like seriously. I took the lights off again and like a gazillion came out. I’m not even kidding you, I looked like this:

Anyway, the paint. It looks surprisingly good. Well, not surprisingly good to me, because I’m the one that picked out the color and I knew it would look good. It’s Sea Sprite, which is by Olympic, but I shop at Lowe’s because they are the closest store to us and I am super lazy (hello, title of the blog and all), so I had them mix it in their Ultra Reserve whatever paint that’s supposed to be the best of the best. And no, this is not a plug for them, because seriously, no one will pay me to write.

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