Okay, I am going to fess up here: our house remodel is not finished. Seriously, I can’t believe you people are falling for this stuff!
Some things are going according to plan—in fact, almost all things are going according to plan. There was this one thing that was definitely not in the plans, though, and it took all of last weekend to clean up. Wanna see what it looked like?
That, for those of you lucky enough to not know, is a shower full of raw sewage and also broken glass, and during the night the raw sewage climbed over the lip of the shower, turned the corner out of the bathroom, and spread itself over every inch of our garage.
You know, the garage where we were storing all the stuff we moved out of the house for the remodel.
The broken glass came from a window the contractors accidentally broke last month, but since the glass all landed conveniently in the shower we decided to just leave it there until there was a reason to move it.
We didn’t know at the time that the reason would come in the form of a bunch of poop, sewage water, urine, and who knows what else. You have to admit, though, that you that that was a very good reason to clean up the broken glass. I can’t really think of a better reason, unless it you somehow threw a bunch of newborn babies into the mix.
It did give me some comfort once the plumber found the problem (a rusted backflow prevention valve) and to know that the problem was there already and was 100% guaranteed to wreak havoc at some point in the future, so why not now? Carpe diem, you brave little sewer pipe!
Otherwise, though, the remodel is going surprisingly well. We are just past the point where every decision we make adds another $5,000 and one week to our remodel. (Tankless water? Sure! Venting in the attic? Why not! Heat pump? Definitely! Retractable roof? Like, DUH!)
When we stop by the house there are usually two to three crews working and literally whistling while they work. I happily bake batch after batch of cookies for them and they happily eat them up. Every time we come to an inspection point we pass with flying colors. We like our GC so much we are thinking of proposing when this is all done (though he has all our money, so he might have to buy his own ring).
I still can’t wait for this whole thing to be done, though, so we can move back home and spread out and put tack marks in our pristine walls and spill our first cup of milk on our new rugs and start scuffing up our brand new hardwood floors, and…
I think I need to lay down for a bit.
WHAT’S COOKIN’ 2NITE:
Cornbread taco bake
Chocolate chip zucchini bread