Friday, July 15, 2011

The state of my bathroom

The bathroom project is almost done.  Well, the parts of it that are being done by a "professional" are almost done.  Today, the tile was grouted and the baseboards were put in.  This afternoon the toilet is going back in.  We will be able to shower tomorrow!  Which is good, I'm sure we're mighty smelly.  OK, I'm kidding, we actually have used the "illegal" shower in the basement a couple of times.  And to be perfectly honest, I can't remember the last time James had a bath...  Oh well, he goes in the pool everyday at daycare, so that must wash some of the stink off. 
I know, that probably sounds like totally negligent parenting on my part, but some days a bath for James is just not in the works.  He sleeps in until around 6:30 a.m. (on good days), I get ready for work, and we're to daycare at 7:30 a.m.  I get home at 4:30 p.m., feed the animals, and walk the dog.  I occasionally start dinner or pick up the house and then go get James from daycare around 5:10 p.m.  After dinner, cleaning up, and bedtime routine, James is to bed by 6:30 or 7 p.m. at the latest.  There just isn't much time to squeeze in a bath.  But now that the new tub is installed, with no stupid, pain in the ass shower doors, I will happily bathe my child more often.  I swear!
OK, that was a bit of side tracking on my part.  The final steps of the bathroom project will be completed by us "do-it-yourselfers".  We are painting the walls and vanity, installing a new sink faucet, and installing a few other new fixtures (the hand towel ring and TP holders).  The how-to on the internet made the faucet seem easy, so hopefully that is the case.  New towels, shower curtain, and floor mats will seal the deal.


  1. Some advice: if the new fixture is going to be a nightmare, try Roto-Rooter. I've used them a couple of times. Although they prefer that you buy the fixture from them, they should install yours.

    On the wall mounted fixtures: two words - wall studs.

    The tub (here comes the dad voice): always make sure to take out all of the toys all of the time; make sure the tub drains completely, and never leave pork chops where the cat can reach them while you're doing CPR. (End of dad voice...yes, I'm still scarred for life.)

  2. Thanks for the tips, bear. We decided not to put up a new hand towel ring thingy and just get a stick on hook. That might be the easy way out, but at least we can replace it if need be. The contractor put up the new towel bar for us, so I'm sure he found the studs. And I promise to practice tub safety. Now please stop using the scary dad voice, I have PTSD. ;)