Thursday, March 29, 2012

Beauty: Must Have

4 KIM!

Funny Animal Gifs - Animal Gifs: Haaaaaaaaaay

Thanks Ken!

Not everything is dirty or gutted.  My 'phew put up two of these and there's another to go in the dining room.  Plus a light fixture in the entry and above the front door.

I went by earlier and the drywall is up and in the process of being "mudded."

One window has been replaced and I asked for a quote on doing the rest of them.  This can get addictive.  It's too bad I don't have a bunch of money because I think I'm pretty good at this. Wait: I'm pretty good at asking my Mom for contractors and I'm a genius level shopper. :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


For anyone who thought I was just getting a few new appliances and fixtures for the bathroom...

There are still things that will be replaced and removed. Framing, old pipe, etc... John and Guy are on it. I have a plumber named John and I know a Guy who does homes.  Really. You can't make this stuff up.

I am a bit concerned about the old termite damage and moving a junction box, but my guy, Guy is not.

If you click on the pipe that is where the the pedestal sink is going in you'll see the giant clump of hair that made the drain really slow.

The demo broke the toilet.  I found out when I flushed it and had to mop up the concrete dust and water.

Musings on Reno

No wonder so many people get divorced when renovating or building.

This stuff is killer stressful.  The comparison shopping.  The perpetual surprises.  The crap you still don't know after years and years of HGTV and other home improvement channels, shows, blogs, books, magazines, and personal horror stories.

It's a rollercoaster of "COOL!" and "crap."

No surprise: I like the shopping aspect.  But I can get tired of my sweat equity portion of the investment when the pain starts keeping me up at night.  And then I start thinking about the lack of floor under that old cast iron tub. 

How much is THIS going to cost?

I bought two tubs.  At work, we make fun of people that hit "submit" more than once for tickets - it's humiliating to realize that my need to have everything timed out like a meal: demo, plumbing, construction, install - with delivery scheduled to follow construction close as a frog's hair -  I believed the web site when it said I still had a clawfoot tub package in my shopping cart.

Nice visual, eh?   

Had to email for a refund and I will have to stay on them, transfer funds to the card from Paypal. Argh.

AND, I got a call about starting to train for my second job.  Sigh.

Well, I do need to pay for that second tub. :)

Saturday, March 24, 2012


That's what living on the street naked gets ya!  It's a good thing it was only a day before he went home with some sweet people.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

For My Plumber...


Holy Crap

The amount of things that need to be done to this filthy dump to make it liveable.  I wish it were someone else's money.  But, I do love shopping. :)

And still no dog.  He's surely captivating someone. Who is a good person... and will return him.

Saturday, March 17, 2012