My kids love to create stories. I often wake up to small drawings such as the deathly hollows symbol above, as they like to take the drawings and create another story. My favorite thing to do with my kids is to let them hear new music. Instrumental music from movie soundtracks are our favorites! We take the long way home every time we fall in love with a new song. Each of us take turns telling a story to what we see with the music. They have become experts at creating these elaborate short stories! So I have decided, this is the year I write their stories down! I want to make a book for them to keep. I’ve never done this before and I’m sure I’ll have to have someone proof read and edit it but I’m excited! To me it doesn’t matter if these books sale or go big, I am doing this for my girls. I want them to always remember and cherish our time spent together.
I thought demolition would be the hard part. Man oh man was I wrong! It took us a good four hours ripping my surround shower tub combo out. We used different saws and hammers to break it apart and then carried it out in chunks. The guys helping me capped the water off so that I’d still be able to use the sink and what not. Let me state this now, if you haven’t followed my previous blog we are all winging this! None of us have ever redone a bath before and we have been prepping ourselves with YouTube videos and advice from people we meet! On that note, my ex husband does drywall for a living and offered to handle that part. He is also a compulsive liar and it’s rare for him to follow through with anything he says. Thursday was our demolition day, my ex was supposed to drywall Friday, and then Saturday we would tile. It’s Monday morning and here I sit staring at the unfinished wall in my bathroom.
I’ve decided that after my morning class I am going to come back home and finish the job myself. Heck, I watched him do it… he measured the wall, cut the hardie board with a razor and then screwed it to the wall, how hard could it be? That’s only one of my dilemmas. The other dilemma is that facet. I think the guys helping me rigged it in the bathtub because it is not holding up well.
It’s not centered and there is a big gap between the tub and the facet. I’m having a mini stroke just seeing it, and imagining how in the world we are going to fix it. If ANYONE, ANYWHERE has advice for me I would greatly appreciate it!!!
Do you see that awful blue bath tub? That’s my only bath tub and after 50 years in has finally given way and cracked at the bottom. As you know I’m a single mom so paying someone to replace the tub is too expensive for my tight budget. I had a lowes contractor come out and give me a quote on the labor which was $5,000…. um yikes!!! The bathtub I found to replace it only cost $300 so that means if I can tear this thing out and replace it using YouTube videos I’d save money that I don’t have to spend. I know it’s an awful idea but it’s pretty much my only option. My friend Jacob offered to help although he has never done this before either. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!! I spend my Saturday looking at tile because Jacob has a tile cutter and said we could easily do the shower walls with that. We found this amazing place in Crossville, TN that will sale pallets of tile for $35 bucks! The employees that worked there were super chill and offered to give me a great deal on this tile I liked for 10 cents each. I hit the jackpot! I’m going to spend the next few weeks researching out how to do this project and then update how it went.