Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Rennovations Continue

It would be tempting to whine about having only one bathroom and having to trudge downstairs in the middle of night while our renovation is going on, but with the reality of what much of the world has to live with coming into focus with the daily pictures of Haiti I realize how much I have to be grateful for. The fact that I have a bathroom at all is blessing indeed and that perhaps by the end of the week it will be freshly remodeled with a new larger shower, new vanity and medicine chest, fresh paint and new flooring is wonderful. And when judged with my other contractor experience this one has been a breeze.

There’s no getting around the upheaval of remodeling unless are working on an empty house. Our clothes, medicines (we’re old and have lots) and cleaning supplies as well as linens are in tubs and piles in our bedroom which adds to the nightmare of middle of the night trips to the bathroom. Personally, I’ve been living out of what’s in the laundry basket which means that my coworkers are being treated to repeated viewings of my wardrobe. Since it is mostly purple they probably have quit noticing what exactly I’m wearing.


The work on the bathroom went much faster than that which we had done to the kitchen several years ago. All but the shower door is done and we await the flooring man to do the floor in Gabriel’s bedroom with the expectation that it will be done before his return from Brazil.

8 comments:

Grandma L said...

Your new bathroom sounds wonderful. It will be worth all the fuss and such. I am like you. Everything I start to complain about I remember the Haitian people. Especially when I crawl into my comfortable bed at night.

Stephanie Frieze said...

Yes, Grandma L, we are blessed in many ways!

Kim Thompson said...

You'll have to post pics of it when it's done!

Stephanie Frieze said...

I left my camera in Ilwaco, but will get Frank to take some pics. We are waiting for the shower door which will take two weeks, and looking for draperies to replace the sliding, mirrored (way too many mirrors) doors on the closet.

Jo said...

At our age, mirrors are to be avoided...at least for me!

Stephanie Frieze said...

I can tell you that at our age we didn't need seven feet of full length mirrors! Plus, rolling doors always jump the track. It's annoying. The next owners can put something else in, but I'm in the market for some purple draperies, but am having a hard time finding what I want.

Jo said...

It's difficult to find the right purple curtains. They don't seem to make them. We have lived in our house for over 16 years; I have yet to put up curtains in our bedroom and bathroom. I have something in mind, but haven't been able to find it. I do not sew, so I'm up the proverbial creek!

Kim Thompson said...

Wait a sec! I am late to the party, but may have a solution. I saw in a recent article of Real Simple magazine how to decorate with paint, accessories, furniture (etc.) in varying shades of purple. There were some luscious and stunning things in that article. I want to say it was in the Nov. or Dec. issue. Anyway, just go online to realsimple.com and give it a go.