Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Remodeling Life

Seriously...
Renovating the bathroom & kitchen is NOT FUN.

Crap.

Yeah okay, there are no more leaks in either room...
And it does look better.
I put a deeper tub in, thank you Jesus.
And a higher toilet that is 'wheelchair level.'
Ya never know when you'll need one of those...

But here's the thing.
You get what you pay for...
And we went with Lover Girl's Son's Friend, "the plumber."
So he can change sinks & tubs - sorta...

But his tile abilities suck... the grout is still everywhere... plaster & paint in the sinks... Filth tracked in & out out the house & carpet... And some of the tiles are already moving around the window when I put curtains back up. Lord knows how long the rest will last...

AND I still spent a shit load of cash...
All the money I had wanted to buy a new RV with a bigger bed...
But Lover Girl said NOOOO, we have too many problems to fix in the house.

So the fixing has begun.
I don't think it will ever stop - there is just toooo much.
Although we put a good dent into it
and Sweetface is happy.
Me?
I'm happy she's happy.

But what a crap lesson to learn -
to go with a more expensive professional.
It's not like Dorko & his lame cronies didn't try.
They really worked hard.
REALLY hard, huffing & panting...
They just aren't that good at it.
And Don't even KNOW they suck at it.
Pathetically.
Really BAD.
Which is just very sad.

For all of us.

But for my True Love & I -
It is still better than before...
And we shall continue to fix the joint up...
And not be so embarrassed when relatives drop by.
Maybe...
Sooner or later
One day at a time.


6 comments:

poet said...

we have not had the fun of remodeling yet. our home is only 5 yrs old, and we just got it painted to suit us. we did get a deck built this year, tho. :) have fun with the remodeling, (she says dryly)

the only daughter said...

uuuuggggghhh... i am most definitely NOT looking forward to the day, days, weeks, months... but, they must come, at some point. uuugggghhhh...

best of luck on "it holding up" and any, all of the rest.

plufrompdx said...

I feel your pain! I made the mistake of agreeing to let my cousin and his friend reroof my house. What a disaster! Mind you, they were 'professional' roofers, but boy did they do a lousy job. I'm still dealing with the water damage.

CJ said...

Always a tough decision - spend the big bucks on someone that comes well recommended and then feel like you are way over-paying OR use a friend, relative, co-worker, whatever and wind up with a severe headache but more money in the bank. I hate home improvement tasks!

poet said...

hiya. :) how is the remodeling going? are you getting thru it ok? it is snowing here again today. :( lets' hope i can stay upright when i take the dog for his/our walk today. :) make today GREAT!!

thEbalzie said...

There are always crap lessons to learn in remodeling. Have fun with that ed-gee-ca-shun.