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Bathroom: DONE

Continuing the trend of “things I made progress on and therefore not everything in this world is a shitshow”, I give you…

The upstairs bathroom:

Once known as the "bathroom from hell", and "bitch bathroom", after four plus years it is now perfect.

Once known as the “bathroom from hell”, and “bitch bathroom”, after 4+ years it is now PERFECT.

I even got old Pepsi crates from Fresno for shelves. Totally CRUSHING the Museum of Us mission.

I even got old Pepsi crates from Fresno for shelves. Totally CRUSHING the Museum of Us mission.

It’s REALLY DONE now.

Yes, construction was finished like over six months ago, and then I even fixed the construction that was broken. BUT it took me a while to get everything I wanted for it. Everything has to be just. so. in Lisaland. In my museum.

And now it is.

(Just so in time for our first non-dog bather, too, when Munga comes to visit in three weeks!)

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Bathroom: Almost Done

It’s time for a bathroom update. Unfortunately, not QUITE yet one in which we declare it “done.” But an update, nonetheless.

(doesn’t that sound so nice and calm? that’s vacation, doing it’s job…)

I’ve at least stopped panicking about our defective/mis-mixed grout fiasco. After several awkward conversations with our contractors, the tile store representative who sold us the grout, and the grout’s regional distributor (yes! I went that deep!), all standing around in our 100-square-foot bathroom and refusing to look each other in the eye (seriously; six people in a tiny bathroom with their faces glued to the floor is hella awkward)…

It appears we have a fix:

We're re-staining the grout in place, using what so far seems to be a pretty great product called Aquamix.

We’re re-staining the grout in place, using what so far seems to be a pretty great product called Aquamix

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…and I’m pretty darn happy with the results thus far. Go figure!

And, we’ve made good on our declaration not to spend a dime on anything.

(I have to say, our contractor has jumped every time we’ve said “jump!”)

So help me god, there’s gonna be a “DONE” post soon…

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Bathroom: Not Done

We’re now just three days from departure to Europe, and our bathroom remodel project is supposed to be done.

Of course, it is not.

Of course, I am losing my mind with stress, and losing use of my left leg with multiple sclerosis as a result.

I’m like a little 1950s robot spinning around short circuiting from all the activity, smoke coming out of my ears and my limbs rattling loose.

That’s exactly what I am, actually.

I want to scream.

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Bathroom: In Progress

Completely demoed and ready to go.

Completely demoed and ready to go.

As of yesterday morning, I believed this would be a “Bathroom: Midpoint” post. But as of this morning, seems like we may not be quite at the “midpoint” yet… Continue reading

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Bathroom: Before

This is the door to our upstairs bathroom at 3675. Yes, it’s the actual door. Upstairs, on the main floor of the house:Bathroom_Door.jpg

The last dipshits who lived here thought they would paint it, I guess, but they obviously ran out of paint. Or just ran out of steam. Or brains. Who knows.

They also didn’t install the door right, because it’s been scraping against the wall for years, making the paint job look even. more. pro. If you can believe it’s possible.  Continue reading

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