As much as adults don’t necessarily like having construction in their homes, at least we know why it’s happening, and that the end product is (hopefully) going to be worth it.
We’re having our main bathroom re-done. Our old tub started to leak downstairs when we ran the water, so it was time to have that replaced. The original fixtures were just that – original, and very ’70s. Yellow tub, yellow counter, yellow toilet. So we wanted to replace that stuff too, as well as the floor, so we figured we would just get it all done at one time. Neal installed the new countertop and sinks, but we’re having the rest done professionally.
And yes, it is annoying. Since the leaking started, we have had to use the shower downstairs, and since yesterday, we have to do downstairs to use the washroom as well. But then again, we also know how fortunate we are, because there are a lot of people who only have one bathroom, one shower. It’s also annoying to have someone in here, which means that to some extent, Claire and I are stuck here as well (I suppose we could go for a walk, but it’s bloody cold out), and as much as I don’t really like doing housework, I have realized that I do spend part of each day doing that. There’s no point in washing floors and whatnot since it would just be covered with dust anyway.
But it is going to be worth it in the end. We’re going to have a nice white tub and surround, a white dual-flush toilet, porcelain tiles, and of course the nice counter Neal has already put in.
Claire, on the other hand, doesn’t know what the hell is going on, what all the loud noise is about, who this strange man is, or why she is taking some of her naps in her playpen in the basement (her bedroom is right next to the bathroom, so there is no way she would be able to sleep in there!). And believe me, she has let me know that she does not like it at all.
Hopefully she will appreciate it someday!