Monday, December 29, 2008

I had a plan

And my plan worked! I had set a plan/schedule for what we needed to get done over our 4 day weekend in order to get the bathroom done by next weekend.

Thursday- Enjoy Christmas and don't do any work on the bathroom
Friday- Tile
Saturday- Shop for bathroom supplies in a.m. and finish all tile in p.m.
Sunday- Grout all tile

Here's how it went down;

Wednesday/Thursday- Grant and I went to his mom's house after work on Christmas Eve. We celebrated Christmas there with is mom and two sisters, one of which lives in Minnesota and get to rarely see. Then the next morning we had a delicious breakfast then made our way to my parents house where we had another Christmas celebration. It was my dad, step-mom, brother, grandma, grandpa, step-grandma, Grant and I. We stayed and had dinner then we were off on our way home. That was the fun part.

Friday - Tiled our bathroom shower!

Saturday - Woke up early and made our way to Chico to go shopping. We got the mirrors for the bathroom and stopped by Kohl's to use our gifts cards from Christmas. Why is it that when I have a gift card or money to spend on shopping I never find anything? I had a nice sized gift card and I just bought a $3.99 Christmas platter that says "Cookies for Santa". After shopping we went home to do more tiling. We were able to finish the shower and do the whole floor. Yay!

Sunday - Ordered the shower heads then grouted. Have you ever grouted? Do you know what you feel like the day after you spent 6 hours grouting a bathroom? It feels like someone put me through a meat grinder then electrocuted me. I was in so much pain by the time we got done (at 10:30 p.m. and I have to get up at 5:30 a.m.) that I couldn't sleep. I woke up after my peaceful 1 hour of sleep that I did get and it felt like someone had broken my arms. There's no other way to describe it. And today I can barely walk. Grant and I agreed that we'll be going to bed by 8:00 tonight.

So that was my holiday weekend. But I can say that my plan worked, the bathroom is almost done. This weekend my dad is coming over to help us (or really just Grant) plumb the toilet, two sinks and two shower heads. Then we'll have a working bathroom. Oh except for lights. If we want lights Grant will have to climb in the attic to do some electrical work. Maybe he can do that on Sunday! :o)

This was several months ago when my Dad came over to install our bad ass vanity countertop. And there's Grant working in the background


Kaci said...


Cindy from Cali said...

Oh how exciting! We have done several remodel projects, and as much of a pain as it is to live through, it is sooo exciting when you get near the end and can't wait to just use it!