Saturday, January 3, 2009


This is what the inside of my bathroom currently looks like. Now I should mention, that when I say "my bathroom" I don't mean my personal bathroom. I mean the one bathroom that we have in this house. The one bathroom that I have to share with 2 teenage boys & my husband.

The good news is that as our Christmas present my dad is paying to update our one sad bathroom. The bad news is that my hubby & dad are doing it themselves. They are wonderful men who I love immensely. These are men who should never, ever be allowed to attempt any plumbing work.

Jack fled the house last night at 10:00 p.m. He called his dad, Asshat Photobucket, and complained that they would be starting on the bathroom at the unheard of hour of 8:00 a.m. Fearing that this would disturb his vacation sleeping-in time he was gone in a flash.

John is stuck here. We let him know that his 6 ft. tall teenage strength may be required. He said bad words.

Now that the tub & surround are ripped out, my workers have discovered that all of the plumbing needs to be changed. They are still planning on doing it themselves. *whimper*

If any of my Michigan bloggy friends want some company this weekend, just let me know. I may be a little smelly from lack of shower, but I fear the testosterone/frustration level around here may be more than I can handle! *help me*

*Update #1 - This is a piece of the bathroom wall that is currently sitting in my living room.


This particular wall was scheduled only for painting, not demolition. Perhaps the thinking is that it will be easier to paint this way. *sigh*

Update #2 -


My new tub is set into place. It's extra deep, I'm SO excited. No jets, but I'm thankful for what I've got.

On the negative side, my dad's patience is wearing thin & they are only about 1/3 of the way through the project...

Update #3 - Eek! Chris is currently sitting in the living room using a small blow torch to do some type of welding. I'm not too comfortable with the words blow torch & living room being so close together! My dad has gone home for the night & Chris plows forward with the plumbing. Please pray for him to have steady hands so my couch does not ignite!

Update #4 - Thankfully my couch is flame free. I love how Chris looks like he's in jail here!


Kat said...

Oh God Pam, I wish I lived closer! I've lived through that do it yourself mode - more times than I wish to count and I feel for you.

Hopefully things will go ok and it won't be too bad (I'm keeping my fingers crossed). Who knows they could surprise you.

Denise said...

I feel so bad for you....our kitchen remodel a few years back was a horrible experience. I cant imagine have one bathroom and going through a remodel on it. Just take some deep breaths and try not to cry. {{{HUG}}}

Lynnette said...

Oh my!!! I feel for you. Hey, I bet it will look great when its done! Be sure to post pics!

Jen said...

Home remodeling is never fun and never goes the way that you planned. That right there is about the only thing that you can plan on!

Vic said...

wow! Best of luck getting everything organized.

Heather of the EO said...

Ugh, house projects...hate em. Sorry you're in the middle of one with hatass and cranky pants. :)

Misty Dawn said...

Ummmm - are we long lost twins or something? My bathroom has been unfinished for over a year now... and I haven't had heat in my bathroom for over a year now either.

BUT - progress has been made. Hubs informed me today, in his rather pleased-with-himself voice that he got the bathtub hooked up and will be tearing the shower out tomorrow. EH??? What about the HEAT in the bathroom???

Rachael said...

Growing up with a handy carpenter electrician etc stepdad, I totally know what it's like to have a ripped apart bathroom.

I also know the GLORY you will feel when it's done and you take your first shower in it! Woo!

Neal said...

Good luck. It's a mess now I know but you'll forget it quickly when it's done.

He And Me + 3 said...

Oh Pam! Feel free to pop on over anytime. I feel your pain. Luckily my parents live right around the corner, so when our bathroom was out of commission we just headed their way to get showers. Good luck!

Named Alicia said...

Oh too funny! I pray everything gets back together quickly! And yes, I love the jail pic!

Jennifer said...

OMG Mimi--I hope they get it done soon! I'm sure it will be amazing when they finish--that tub looks very inviting. GOOD LUCK!!

Reader Wil said...

Have patience my friend! At least you haven't lost your sense of humour!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Been here done that - TWICE in the last 2 years! I'm here to tell you there is life after a bathroom remodel. Have patience and lots of laughter!!

mannequin said...

Oh you poor dear. Anytime DH says, "I can fix it myself" I shudder at the thought.
It's just like there; always, always, always bad words and the work somehow gets brought right into the living room or kitchen.
Tsk, tsk, tsk. I'll say a prayer for you tonight honey.