Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Master Bathroom Remodel–Week 5

It’s still not done….wah wah.

Here is where it was at the end of week 5.


Lot’s of things are left to be done before we can call it complete.  But let’s just focus on what is left to do before it becomes functional.

1.  caulk the shower

2.  install mirrors and vanity lights

3.  install tub

4.  install chandelier above tub

5.  install toilet

The majority of the things left to do in the bathroom are up to Jesse and I.  But we have to focus on the bedroom and bathroom on the main floor so our contractor can keep working.  This means no time to finish up the small things in our bathroom for a couple of weeks.

So let’s take a peek at the progress going on downstairs.

Framing for the bedroom portion.


Framing for the bathroom and walk-in closet portion.


We had a little hiccup as we started to frame the bathroom when we realized the steel beam supporting the floor below was not in the location we thought it was.  So we spent half a day trying to rearrange our bathroom layout.  In the end we had to put up a false wall and changed the layout just a bit.  Basically we moved where the toilet was going to go.  The new layout makes more sense plumbing wise, but our walk-in closet took the brunt of the reduced square footage.

Friday, May 9, 2014

What’s Really Going On

This post has been a long time coming at least for me to explain what has really been going on around here for the last few months.


This is a picture from our vacation, showing Oliver goofing off on our boat excursion.  It also shows my ever growing belly.

I’m pregnant.

I’m about halfway through the pregnancy at this point.  And it has been a difficult pregnancy.  I’m not sure if it’s because it’s the third one and I’m busy taking care of the first two.  Or it’s because let’s face it, I’m not getting any younger.   Or if it’s just the luck of the draw on this one.  I struggle to get anything done, and by anything I mean getting up in the morning, taking a shower and brushing my teeth is a battle.  Let alone getting the kids ready for school, cleaning up the kitchen, doing the many loads of laundry, working, helping with the house remodel, doing bills…..which are all falling behind and suffering as I just try to survive each day.

So that pretty much sums up the lack of activity here on this blog. 

But I also dread getting dressed every morning because my maternity clothes are 7 years old and I hate all of them.  So I will be needing to figure something out and quickly so that I actually have something to wear.  Which might mean I actually sew something for myself.

Also my daughters legs are growing longer, but her waist is still super tiny.  This means the shorts that fit her around the waist, are well, a little short.  Kind of worried the school is going to tell me she is inappropriately dressed in her short shorts!  So I might have to make something for her in the near future.

And all that only happens if I can manage to make it past getting the kids off to school and actually having the energy to get anything done.

Oh and also thanks to my husband for putting up with everything right now.  I know it’s hard to understand when you are not going through it all yourself, and instead get to look at the huge mess around us, and the fact that I go to bed around 8pm every night.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Master Bathroom Remodel–Week 4

Last week was dedicated to finishing up tile and getting paint on the ceilings and walls.


This week should be the fun week, where all the finishes get installed.  If we are lucky we could be using our new bathroom by the end of the week.


Notice the weird middle space in the picture above?  It’s not for a urinal.  It is going to be for storage, but exactly what kind of storage remains to be figured out.  The original concept was going to be open shelving.  Now I’m beginning to rethink that idea.