Sunday, December 09, 2007

Why you haven't seen me around for awhile

Remember last week when I said I was "going dark" because I was going to be busy remodeling my bathroom? Well, I'll have you know I have now been a prisoner to my bathroom since Friday morning.

Yowsa. During this quality time I've had to remove all the fixtures, tear up the old subfloor, abate the black mold, reinstall a new cementboard subfloor and lay the new ceramic tiles.

Now then don't worry, I'm not going to bore you with step by step pictures of every hour I've spent on this project, but I will give you two quick snapshots of what I've accomplished so far.

Here's what the bathroom floor looked like when we first peeled away the rotten linoleum by the bathtub a few weeks ago...


That was the flooring the previous owners put in at the last minute just so they could sell the place. We absolutely HATE this crappy linoleum and have hated it since the day we bought the place. I had no idea the Dollar Store even sold linoleum.

Now, here's what it looks like at this very moment...

I just finished laying the tiles and will clean and grout them in the morning.

So that's why you haven't seen me stopping by your blogs and leaving my impossibly clever witticisms. Gee, I sure hope you're all doing ok without me.

Oh yeah, and one more thing. I did manage to send my friends over at Central Snark this post the other day so make sure to stop on by and read about my favorite holiday treats. I'm quite confident you will want to get your mouth around them for sure.

21 comments:

neva said...

even when you're NOT posting, you're making me laugh. okay, so much of my laughing began when i first read your Snark post, but that's beside the point. the point, which is looking for something to eat that's NOT shaped like a "ball", is that you're funny here, funny there, and funny funny everywhere!

ooooh, and accomplished, too. i mean, that floor?? absolutely beautiful! : )

Anonymous said...

rick said...
Now I don't mean to sound critical,(not me,never) but now that the floor is earth tone, and the wall tiles are earth tone, don't you think the blue bathtub might clash just a bit? I'm just saying...

Jeff said...

neva - Aw shucks, now you're embarrassing me. No wait, what am I talking about... keep talking woman!

rick - We chose these specific tiles because what you can't see in the picture is that there is a bluish vein of color (that matches the bathtub) that runs through them, which actually ties the tub, the walls and the new cherry-colored sink cabinet all together. It should look pretty sweet when it's all done!

Anonymous said...

Rub a dub dub, it's still a BLUE tub!! Bill

Anonymous said...

Mom says--your "new" bathroom sounds beautiful---I'm anxious to see it!! That was one big undertaking---most people would've hired someone to do all that. I'm very proud of you!!!

Anonymous said...

Bill said, My cheap shot was wrong. We are proud of your willingness to undertake such a project with your schedule. We are willing to settle out of court for the bad humor.

Mama Drama Jenny said...

I love the tile.

Just get a looooong shower curtain and the tub will be invisible(ish).

Mom Thumb said...

I've had your mom's jello with Miracle Whip. What's not to like? Jello, good. Miracle Whip, good.

The tile looks great!

Julie Pippert said...

I'm sending my husband to this post. I hope he sees my comment that men who lay flooring are HOT.

(Looks great!)

Julie
Using My Words

Charli said...

Rick, If you are willing to help pay for the college tuition we have impending in the next couple years we would be more than happy to have that blue tub disappear buuuut...since that isn't likely we have to settle for that LOOOOONNNGG shower curtain that will always be pulled shut:)
Charli,
the grateful wife

DrowseyMonkey said...

So glad I've found your blog...it's funny and written by a handy-man! Very cool combination ;)

Anonymous said...

rick said...
Charli; I don't know what happened. What I actually typed was, "Great progress Jeff, it's gonna look awesome when you're done!" and instead that other message showed up. There must be something wrong with this computer. You can bet the folks at Hewlett Packard are going to get a good talking to!

Heather said...

I love the tile. Can you come and work on ours when you're done?

Kathy Frederick said...

What I want to know is "How's everybody handling just one bathroom?" Wars have been started over less than that.
Kathy at The Junk Drawer

Windyridge said...

So that's why the traffic went way down on my blog. LOL

Charli said...

Rick,
I thought you would see it as beautiful!

deborah said...

sweet! don't forget to add some jewel tones in the wall tile with those very pretty glass tiles. It sure looks like you can handle it

VE said...

Just don't put in these new energy saving toilets in or you'll be joining the new Plunger Pals super hero league like me. I get to spend every day unplunging toilets around the house. Fun!

Anonymous said...

The Consumers Digest recommended the Gerber ultra flush pressurized toilet years ago VE because it utilized the city or pump pressure. Most low flow toilets do not work without pressure instead of gravity.

Windyridge said...

Oh forgot to mention that the toilet we bough for the cabin was called "The Toilet to Go". Seriosuly, got at Lowes, it's relatively easy to install, comes with all the parts, hence the double meaning.....

wayabetty said...

NICE Jeff! So Santa will definitely be very good to you this year huh? I think Al Gore is sending you a new eco-friendly mouse trap!