For the handful of you who noticed my absence this past week, please accept my most sincere apologies. I wish I could say that I had been jet setting off to some foreign land, to have a romantic getaway with the hubs, but that would be a big fat lie. Truth is, I was home. My SIL came for a visit to keep me company while Roon jet setted off to Orlando to bask in the joy that was some computer conference. I did not envy him at all.
Before my SIL arrived, Roon and I planned several home improvement projects that we wanted to accomplish while she was here. I had mistakenly thought that I was a laid back person, and as such, would be able to relinquish control of my day to day chores to a helper, so I could concentrate on my bigger remodeling projects. I was wrong. One of the ugly truths I have learned about myself, is that I'm kind of a control freak...who knew?! I thought I was only picky about my laundry, but turns out...I'm picky about just about everything. I almost felt bad for my SIL, because I was constantly beating her to the punch, and then telling her that I had everything under control.
Some unexpected circumstances caused my SIL to have to go home 3 days early, only 1 day after Roon returned home. So much for getting our projects done...
Friday night, we started our big bathroom renovation. YEAH!!! The looks of shock and horror on our children's faces as we hauled the toilet out to the garage, were priceless.
"We not doe-ing to have a potty anymore, Daddy?!" was Bug's worst nightmare.
When we also removed the pedestal sink and mirror, leaving the room completely void of anything resembling a bathroom, I thought he was going to have an aneurysm.
"What did you do dat for?!"
Aside from the joy that it brings me, being able to expose my children to the same do-it-yourself mayhem that I was exposed to as a young-'un, there is also one other reason I love being involved in the remodeling process.
I now have permission to comb the internet looking for useful (and slightly entertaining) home improvement videos!
From the New Jersey native who taught me how to install my new floor, to the countless tile people who basically contradicted each other, and finally to the random man who showed Roon how to remove a toilet (without ever actually removing it), we couldn't do it without you!
As our bathroom makeover reaches the halfway point, there is only one question that comes to mind...
Is it too late to hire a contractor?