Thursday, December 31, 2009

On Why Our Bathroom Remodel Is Behind Schedule

Oh, I'm not certain there ever was a schedule. Timing depended upon arrival of new tub and toilet (six weeks of waiting), upon completion of another job by Roger our carpenter/cabinet maker (whose work was delayed by various snowstorms and other minor inconveniences), and trying to work around holidays and company.

Doug the plumber had the new tub installed before Thanksgiving. One thing and another contributed to delay. We had a new tub and we had walls where tile had been peeled, cabinets had been pulled off the wall and 2x4 studs stood exposed to view. But, Hey! Everything worked. A functioning bathroom is a good bathroom.

Monday this week was supposed to be the "big" day of "beginning of completion". But Sunday night the heavy snowfall brought an awning crashing down from Roger's storefront. Roger had to meet with insurance people but managed to get to our house on Tuesday and he and his crew of one have been working busily. They are trying to have things ready today for Doug to come in and install the toilet. Doug, who will be wrestling a ton of porcelain, is heading for Colorado next week for back surgery. I haven't a clue as to why he took on this job with that kind of a back problem. But I suppose he knows how to wrestle fixtures using dollies and such to take the load off his back. But still!!!

Today I have to be away from home. Hubby will be here to answer any questions and to mostly shut himself up in his computer room, away from the noise and dust.

You can click on Roger's storefront for a closer view. Funny thing...where the awning used to be is now revealed some antique stained glass. I hope he is able to restore the glass as part of the "new" store front. In the photo the awning has already been removed from the sidewalk...I wasn't able to get a photo quicker than I did.

Gotta run! I'm headed to the Big City to see my oncologist.



Linda said...

Prayers are with you as you meet with your doctor!

Paula said...

Sorry about your bathroom, but I just have to say, I love old buildings!!! Have a safe trip to the big city!

Debby said...

Yes, I'll be praying too as you head off to see your onc.

The remodel? (*snort*) I am convinced that there is no such thing as an on schedule remodel. Even if you're doing the work yourself. We are still remodeling the house we began last fall. There was cancer, and then gall bladders, and there was joblessness and no money, and then there was money, but so many hours at work that there was no time... ack. We're back at it, and we hope to have this apartment done in about six weeks. I've said it outloud now. It won't happen.

Kelly said...

I hope your visit to the doc was good.

Wishing you a happy, healthy new year!

cinnamongirl93 said...

Hello and Happy New Year!!!!
I have been absent from blogland since September. I thought I would stop by and say hi and see what you are up to.
I know all about bathroom redo's. Our is almost finished too! Just the shower walls left to be put in.
Wishing you only the best for 2010.
God bless you and yours!

S. Etole said...

Clicked on the photo and that looks like a major job in the cold and snow. Yes, it would be wonderful if they could incorporate the stained glass in their repair work. Blessings for renewed health and strength for the new year and a soon-to-be completed bathroom!