Monday, June 3, 2013

Drum roll please!!!!!

Before Dear Hubby could get the bathroom to go from this:
to the final product

He had to demo
the neighbors and dog had to deal with this:

because of plumbing issues that were years in the making

we HAD to use Marriott rewards points and spend a night here

wish we could've spent a couple nights there. I thought we might need to go old school and get one of these:

the spot where the medicine cabinet used to be wasn't quite right:

so he had to use his super powers and make it right

but the wait was worth it because in the end Dear Hubby's super powers produced this

Monday, May 27, 2013

My current excuse for not dusting

           Dear Hubby cut the hole for the T.P holder in the wrong spot...then he had a water issue....

someday I'll find another excuse for not dusting, but for now I'll blame the mudding, taping and sanding said mud....

Friday, May 17, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013


For the 23 years I've been in and around this house the light switch in the hall was also the switch for the bathroom. We constantly had to tell visitors to use the hall switch when they went to the powder room. Sometimes we would wait to clue 'em in after we let 'em fumble around in the dark for a few minutes. Cheap entertainment. This is no more the case! We'll have to find something else to entertain us....

Hall light off, bathroom light on!

Hall light on, bathroom light off!

We have TWO thrones!

For the first time in the history of this house there are two Thinking Thrones!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Re-bath ala Dear Hubby

The bathtub in the main bathroom is original to the house. That means it's a nice deep cast iron tub. Not one of those new ones that when it's full your butt is barely covered.  One might be able to learn to snorkle in the current tub. We've been buying materials for years. I know we bought the sink, medicine cabinet, faucet (that isn't the right one - another rant, another day), sink cabinet and some other materials back in 2007. I remember because that was one trippy trip to Lowe's....morphine pain pills and Lowe's - I still have flash backs.  Surgery was still looming. Through that season of morphine haze, I do remember that Lowe's trip. ANYWAY, we contemplated our bathtub options and finally decided we had nothing to lose if we spent $50 on a reglazing kit since really that all that was wrong with the tub was the shiney was all gone.  Fast forward almost 6 years, past a kitchen remodel...Dear Hubby's first attempt at re-glazing the tub has turned out quite impressive.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

This is his brain on paper…

Dear Hubby says this is his wiring diagram for the bathroom....I don't think I'll push the issue...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dust me, maybe?

power was cut to the room - you know for safety - so not the best pic...demo...

footprints in the dust

you can see the walk way in the dust

the back yard...where all the stuff went

I apologize to the neighbors

look, no bats in the attic!

under the window needs some attention

Saturday, February 9, 2013

the continuing toilet saga

since the main toilet area looks like this, and DH had to put a fan under the house to get it dry enough to work on the water lines, which caused mold to blow into the house, which in turn started my allergies to start rearing their ugly heads, we went to a little slice of heaven in Downtown Tulsa.  I had enough Marriott points for one night at the Courtyard by Marriott at the Atlas Life building...

     I think they felt sorry for us, they gave us an upgrade...

The sign on the shower made us feel  at home....
Not enough Marriott or Hilton points for another night at a hotel so DH drug this out of the shed...

Not sure why putting the porta potty in the bedroom seemed like a good idea, but after I informed DH that wasn't acceptable, he put it in the 3/4 bath...I hope there's no spiders in that is Saturday and day four of the toilet saga...think I'll go use the Marriott points credit card....after I find some unsuspecting soul to let me use their facilities...