Sunday, July 13, 2008

Holding It

That's kind of what I've been doing, although it's more like strategic hydration. Our bathroom has been torn apart, which is awesome from the perspective that it will soon be gloriously shiny and new, but not awesome from the perspective that we go lengths of time with the water shut off, and therefore get limited options for relief, if you know what I mean.

Here are a couple of before pictures, from when we did the home inspection before we moved in:

We've removed all the wall paper (yuck) to reveal a stunningly purple bathroom.

I don't know if you can tell from the bathtub pics, but there were yucky plastic wall thingy's that were not installed well as a tub surround. I'm so excited, because they're now gone. We're going to be tiling the tub surround, so it should be much better. J also spent the weekend changing the shower from a handheld device to a proper behind the wall kind of shower, which should be much better for tiling.

I can't wait to post AFTER pics. This week we hope to install a new tiled floor, a new vanity a new mirror and light fixture, and maybe a new toilet. We'll see how strategically we can accomplish all of this, as it's our only bathroom. I'm OK with intermittent toilet allowances, but no toilet allowances may be tough to plan around. Oh yeah - and we'll have to paint too. GAH. So much work for such a little room.

The purple wall colour is something that has us wondering, though, especially since it looks like it was a bright baby blue before it was purple. We only wonder since we've had the chance to remove the wall paper in our bedroom to reveal a lime green that is VERY VERY bright, and under the wall paper (still to be removed, sigh) in the other two bedrooms, there is bright pink paint. The kitchen, which is now dark green, was at one time bright red. Either this family was pretty big on the rainbow, or it must have been pretty trendy at one time to go big or go home in the paint colour department. Granted, these rooms could have been painted at any time over an almost 50 year period, so who knows what colours actually co-existed. A mystery for the ages.

Also - summer has officially begun. Big Brother 10 started tonight. GAWD I love watching that show. I can't wait to really get into it. Looks to be a spicy season already.

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