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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bathroom Renovation Update

Wooden sticks. Kindling to some. A home to others.

To say I'm burning the candle at both ends would be an understatement. With a looming deadline for finishing the bathroom in my basement, interrupted by a vacation to Gettysburg, PA, I'm napalming the candle at both ends.

Each night for the past 3 weeks I've been up till about 1 a.m. Nineteen of those nights I've been hard at work. One of those nights we saw Indiana Jones Quatre (that means 4), and the other night we went to a CD-release party for our friend, Dave Gould, who is the most phenomenal drummer I've. Ever. Seen.


However, thanks to my long nights and early mornings, the framing for my bathroom is complete, including some heavy duty forms in the shower. I even built myself a little inset shelf that will also be tiled. And when it is, it will be more than little. It'll be so small I'll be forced to wash my hair with either Pert Plus, Head & Shoulders, or basically anything that comes in a single bottle.

I didn't really misjudge that so much as I ran out of room because of the foundation of the house. Sure, moving the shelf was a possibility, but the Smurfs came on TV and the next thing I knew I stopped caring.

My neighbour, a Master electrician, is basement-bound this week for the wirification of the illumination devices. Insulation and drywall will hopefully be completed on the weekend, giving me just enough time to have Atilla the tile dude finish the job before we head to Pennsylvania.

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Blogger SJ said...

You sleep all day then? I CANT go without my 7-8 hours of sleep for more than a couple of days in a row.

1:31:00 AM

Blogger Monogram Queen said...

I think you're doing an awesome job on the reno!

I love Gettysburg, it's been a few years since I last went but riding on top of the double decker bus with the headphones on and it sounds like the soldiers are talking to each other.. gives me chills.

8:27:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

SJ, I've been a Zombie at work. I'm constantly exhausted and can't function well on 5 or 6 hours sleep either.

MQ (formerly PC), we're signed up for a few of those tours. I can't wait. Last time I was in Gettysburg was the summer that Back To The Future came out. This year I return. For DELOREAN CAR SHOW '08!

9:19:00 AM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

okay, so it sounds like you deserve a vacation THIS time! :^)

9:29:00 AM

Blogger Akhor said...

I'm surprised you don't just throw in a heat lamp, add some white beach sand, and put up an unbrella..

The need for a vacation would be nil.

1:43:00 PM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

okay, martini, you've been tagged. go to my blog and see what your net post will be!

8:06:00 PM

Blogger Bella said...

I love the Smurfs!

10:11:00 PM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

I know it will be a while b4 you write your tagged post...and considering your busy life, I won't throw a full-blown caffeine fit....yet!

8:57:00 AM

Blogger Becky said...

Wow, now how do I get my husband to do that kind of shit?! My husband isn't the handy man type, but he does bring home money to pay the handy man. Gettysburg, sounds like a good place to go, I have to do that one soon. That isn't more than a few hours from where I live in VA. I'm such a dork for historical sites!

4:42:00 AM


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