Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Name that list!

10. Bathing the dogs
9. Chapped lips
8. Cleaning
7. Oily T-zones
6. Having the Dust Bowl of 2011 entirely inside our house
5. Expensive pet medical care
4. The fact that my Spring Break is half over
3. Baiting rat traps
2. Dark rooms
1. Rats

Guess what the title of my list is?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Stupid me

I'll say it once, only for the benefit of anyone who doubted our ability to do this bathroom renovation: I screwed up.

And by that I mean that I should have taken the time to move us out of our room before we started anything. And because of my lack of foresight (or laziness) I am now subject to sweeping/dusting/vacuuming every night before I can go to bed.


Other than that, the bathroom is swimming right along! Thanks to the help of my lovely parents, we were able to get up most of the drywall on Saturday. Now we are mostly done with the sub-floors and cement board which leaves us with a few solid half-done jobs!

Since pictures do a better job of showing progress than my beautiful prose, I'll share some.

At this point (in the photo) we have finished the ceiling and started on the wall. By "we" I mean "Kennedy & my Dad." This was after an 8ft piece of drywall fell on my poor Mom's head, knocking off her glasses and popping out a lens. Then I decided it was a good idea to have my camera out.

This is a view from where the shower will be. The exposed studs area is the future site of our vanity.

Kennedy's workflow differs from how I would do things, but he also works a lot faster than I would...However, don't leave drills and power tools lying around, plugged in and ready to chop off any appendages that should get in their paths! Kennedy almost lost a foot 5 times today.

My darling claw foot tub, sitting so patiently. Still needs to be painted and sealed - (I didn't know you could paint a tub?!?!)

Also, we bought floor tile today at this wonderful discount tile warehouse. Is it possible to be in love with a tile store? If so, then I am. We chose black slate tile - can't wait to get that in there!

Oh, and on an unrelated note, we have a rat in our house.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Sometimes I say I'm going to do something "right after I check my email," and then 3 hours later I have succeeded in avoiding said thing.

I don't mind that I do this, but it does make me feel a little guilty when Kennedy is upstairs remodeling our bathroom single-handedly and I'm down here facebook stalking people I went to college with.

There are a lot of things you hear about living amidst a home renovation, like it's the hardest thing to do, it's so inconvenient, yadda yadda yadda. But I tend not to believe anything anyone says until I can experience the pain myself. And living amidst this bathroom renovation has been UNCOMFORTABLE.

For one, I have to walk all the way down the hall to use the bathroom. Don't get me started on how many times I've gotten in to bed, only to realize I forgot to take my contacts out and UGH I have to get up and walk all the way to the bathroom! (I know, tough life.)

Another thing is that since we chose not to move out of our bedroom during this time, our bathroom is now barricaded off with a big blue tarp. And the dogs are fascinated by what is on the other side of that tarp. So that's inconvenient.

I'd have to say that the biggest inconvenience of all is the dust. THE DUST! It's EVERYWHERE! And I'm going to go insane before we even put the first tile up.

So I will continue to avoid dealing with it by going to the dog park now.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Why was I so much funnier in college?

I used to have a blog in college, that was more like a Twitter account (minus the 140 character limit.) I would post almost every day and it was always about nothing. (

It felt less like homework than this blog. What am I saying?

Was my mind more stimulated in college than it is now? Probably. Or maybe it was more well-rounded, and now I have a very strict, adult-like routine that keeps me from having creative inspirations to write in a stream of consciousness type fashion.

I haven't figured it out yet, but this blog may be evolving soon (or should I say DEvolving?) back to my original writing style.

Less emphasis on home decor and more emphasis on this amazing brain of mine.
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