Remodeling

Hatred. Stressful. Exciting. Exhausting.

Those are some terms to describe my feelings towards our bathroom remodel. To be honest, I have not done a lot myself for the remodel, I pretty much just help pick out the items we need for it and that’s basically it. I do have to live with not having a bathroom, having wood chips stuck in my socks, going to the bathroom with no door, and the best one yet, sitting on a wobbly toilet and being able to see through the cracks in the floor right to our basement.

It started as every day I come home, more and more of my bathroom went missing. It started out as Matt said he “accidentally” put a hole in the wall when pulling off some of the tile in the shower. I was thinking maybe the size of one piece of tile, instead, this is what he meant:

The next day I come home and most of my walls in my shower are gone as well as the curtain that shielded the window and matt put plastic all over the walls. I’m not a person who gets claustrophobic but being surrounded by plastic sheets just freaks me out. The next day I come home and most of the drywall is gone, my bathroom vanity is gone as well as the toilet. Well this could be an issue since it’s our ONLY bathroom. Needless to say, that night I may or may not have had to pee behind the vehicle in my backyard (it was dark and I was pretty hidden). Matt put the toilet back in thankfully each day when I got home after that. The next day my tub and shower were gone. I literally went FOUR days without an actual shower. I gave myself “bed baths” and washed my hair in the kitchen sink. That same night I heard a lot of sawing and loud noises and then watched as Matt and his cousin pulled up our old flooring including the plywood or whatever it is. The only flooring left in the bathroom was the wood they used for floor when the house was built and since it was never meant to be the actual flooring, it has some nice cracks in it so you can see clear as crystal into our basement. Matt ended up making us a temporary shower in the basement thankfully so we could officially shower again.

Most recently, I care home from work and my new tub and surround were put in, I had drywall covering most walls and the ceiling, new plumbing and best yet, new wood on the floor so I could no longer see into the basement! I was seriously so excited I had tears!

We still have a long way to go before it’s done, but we are definitely making some serious progress!

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