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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Pros and Cons of a Bathroom Remodel

Right now, this is what my master bathroom looks like:
So, there are a lot of obvious cons to such a remodel -- I mean, c'mon, I have a table saw sitting in my bedroom -- but I am trying to focus on the positive, so I figure I can list a few pros to the situation:
  • Interesting conversation piece. Who doesn't want to talk about toilets?
  • It means I only have one bathroom to clean.
  • And because the constructions spills into our bedroom, it's pretty pointless to clean in there as well.
  • Norah thinks showers are fun.
  • Picking out all new stuff. In some ways, it's a pain trying to decide on every detail, but in other ways, it's also kinda fun looking at tile, fixtures and new tubs.
  • The end product.

I'll keep you updated as the construction moves along, and in a few weeks, when everyone wants to line up to take a bath in my new tub, you'll have to pick numbers.

In the meantime, while Jerry is getting his workout in chipping up tile, I have been doing the usual: running. Yesterday, I snuck an afternoon 3 miler in between thunderstorms -- we got approximately 18 feet of rain yesterday -- and it really was the only 30 minutes of the day that it wasn't raining. Tonight, I plan to do something in the range of 5 miles. Now that I don't have night class, I have my evenings free and that means I have the opportunity to run sans Norah and the jogging stroller, and I'm looking forward to doing something a bit longer than the standard 3 miler that I always run with Norah in tow.

Lastly, I know I have largely been absent from regular commenting on your blogs. What can I say? I've been busy, but I've also been taking afternoon naps. But in my brief break before the start of the fall term, I hope to get back to some regular reading and commenting. So the crying and hair pulling can cease.

12 comments:

Carly said...

Yowsa! We are right behind you guys doing the bathroom remodel and I hope to get it done before winter. Good luck, I hope it goes quick.

Charbelle said...

Afternoon naps, I'm so jealous!!! I think they frown on napping at work and I like my job so I'll just be jealous of your naptime. :)

Leah B. said...

Have fun making your bathroom beautiful! I know it can be stressful. I bet it's fun taking your sweet baby on runs with you. Maybe one day I'll have a little running buddy :)

Viper said...

In which box do you take a dump?

Marlene said...

Ahhh, sounds like fun!

Can't wait to see the finished product. I'll bet you can't either!

ajh said...

I am a grouch when I am living with construction but in the end it is worth it.

Breandán said...

Another positive is that you don't have to spend as much money on toilet duck.

Anonymous said...

Man, that is what I should be doing to my bathroom.

Just think how sparkly clean and shiny it'll be once it's done...

Happy napping....

Laurel aka Lily

Agate Lake Girl said...

Can't wait to see the end result. I'm sure it will be beautiful. Plus I'm living vicariously through your remodel (our master bath needs one too).

Aka Alice said...

Remodeling is a full time job! I cannot stand making all the little decisions about tile and color and fixtures...GAH! It stresses me out just to think about it!

Enjoy the break.

Andrea said...

It's ironic but I am also excited to see the outcome!..I'm sure your bathroom would be as beautiful as what you want to be.

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