I was asleep last night by 10:30pm but up and awake at 11:45pm because – my husband snoring. So I got up and watched “Younger” and crocheted away on a new sofa blankie for Miss Frankie. My husband got up around 4am and I got back to sleep around 4:30am and then awake at 7am so I could shower and dress before Chavo got here.
So I’m a little tired and irritable. (And some of you are thinking, “What does tired have to do with you being irritable, aren’t you always irritable?”)
I’ve been anxiety-ridden and testy all week. This 4-5 day bathroom renovation has been more aggravating than the 3-week kitchen renovation. I suppose because it started out badly with the complete lack of communication from the reno company. That lack of communication continues through today, and I expect tomorrow and who knows perhaps through to next Monday.
The shower will be finished today, and Chavo will build the frame for the countertop and sink, hang the shelf and the mirror and then…we wait for the countertop people to come with the countertop and sink and then we wait for someone to come to install the faucet. I have no time-line for the countertop/faucet install because – who the hell knows why. Because no one knows? Because no one cares? Because even if someone knows they can’t be bothered telling me?
I’m glad that I requested Chavo to do the bathroom, he is the gentleman who did the kitchen and I know his work is exemplary. If I had known that Chavo did side-work on his own I would have by-passed going through the company and hired Chavo directly to do the bathroom.
I had communication problems with this company with the kitchen and it did hold up the reno for a couple of days but this should have been a much simpler job and should have been done, completely, today, but noooo.
Management sucks but the work their skilled employees do is terrific – or at least the work Chavo does is terrific.
The shower is very, very plain and I have a tiny regret about not adding some little ‘designer’ touch but I’m sure that would have added another $1000 to the bill and you know, it’s a shower, who sees it besides me? There was a problem with the niche that holds the shampoo/soap and stuff. Because of the way the building was built the niche would only be 2.5 inches deep – not really deep enough for a soap dish but I’ve worked around that. Old buildings have their own special little quirks that in this modern day and age can cause a few problems, eh, it is what it is. Adapt, adapt, adapt.
I know I said that I was going to mail out my Christmas cards in batches, geographically, but yesterday I decided to hell with that and I put everything in the mail, which because there was no mail service yesterday, won’t get picked up until today. So if you know you are on my Christmas card list, know that you will receive your cards by early next week. I hope you like them. I’ve wanted to do a card like this for some time and I’m happy that I finally could this year.
Maybe when the bathroom is finally done and I can get this place cleaned I will drag out my Christmas decorations – which consist of my Charlie Brown tree and my jingle bell wreath. I have a Christmas music box, maybe I’ll put that out too and that will be that. I do really love the Charlie Brown tree…
UPDATE! UPDATE! UPDATE!
Somehow the granite/countertop company got my sink/countertop done and delivered today. The bathroom will be finished today! YES!