Tag Archives: construction

the bathroom is almost finished.

I need to make a mental note of what they have left to do.  I think they’ll be done by Wed so I can clean up the basement in time for my Christmas Eve party.  Let’s see, they have to put in the toilet, the vanity, the shower door, and the baseboards.  Think they can do that in 3 days?  Hmm, I hope!

bathroom’s getting closer and closer to being done and done. yipee.

The next day:

Bathroom update

It’s slowly coming together.

Here they cemented the bottom of the shower.

bottom of shower

They smoothed and fixed the mysterious hole in the cement covering the new pipes in the basement.

the waterproofed the shower walls

beautiful slate floor.

what's picked out for the vanity top.

messy construction workers and puppy pics. Hmm, a bit odd, momma knows..

One day I came home to my key in the doorknob, with the screen door wide open, so everyone and anyone walking or driving by could see.  This just really irked me.  Those damn construction dudes.  When I walked in the door, one of them was coming up from the basement and before even saying hello, I said, “you left the key in the door.” Dammit.  My dh thinks it’s possible (and I may admit this, too) that they thought I was being a beyotch ( and I wasn’t on purpose) (or maybe I was) and because of that they have been doing a shitty job since.  Case in point?  The mess they left:

And this mysterious hole in the cement they had poured over the pipes in the basement (in the laundry room), which was a shitty job in the first place.  How am I supposed to put tile back over it?

But okay, okay, the actual room is starting to look fabulous.

Well, dh just told me they have a week and a half worth of work left to do.  I have a feeling I’m going to be spring cleaning and rearranging the basement as soon as they’re finished.  Ahem, as well as doing a deep sanitizing on the upstairs bathroom.  I kinda don’t think vinegar is gonna cut it for this one. (see previous posts)

Anyway, in my furry, I was getting a bit camera happy and decided to take some pics of the pups to make me happy.  You know what is hilarious?  Charlie licks his mouth every time I take his picture.  Check it out:

And here’s Jake, trying to shake:

aw, Jake, such a tough guy.

Taking pics of pups is a good de-stresser.

I have a story to tell – it’s about my steps.

If you’ve been reading this blog (thank you) you know that I have the renovator bug.  Soon, new siding.  But yesterday…..tadah…new steps.

Here’s a pretty good shot of what they looked like BEFORE:


(See all that concrete patch work?  Yeah, that’s not something I am proud of (I obviously did it myself))

Well, I am so lucky my brother and dad wanted to help (it was more like me bugging them, but I love em anyway).  Here’s how it all happened:


I have a newfound respect for these guys – THEY BUSTED THEIR ASSES!  and I have to say, it is the most beautiful part about my house, on the outside and at the moment.  Thanks guys!