Friday, September 24, 2010

Bathroom remodel: Days 19-23

Monday - (9/20) - Contractor patched drywall and installed hardware on drawers and cabinets.
Tuesday - (9/21) Dehumidifier taken away, drywall patched
Wednesday (9/22) - Peace at last, no leaks. Now for wall color decision. I painted two more color samples. Do we want to go with a warm buttery yellow or a cool blue? (the yellow won)
Friday - (9/24) - While on the golf course, playing in my first ever golf tournament, the plumbers called. I was too afraid to answer. When I got home, I came home to... glass shower walls installed. Hooray! Now we're looking good.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Bathroom blahs: Day 2

Blahs Day 2: Today the plumber showed up early. I truly think he was just as upset as I was about the leak. He promptly assessed the situation and replaced a part (the vertical piece that's in the tank). He said the plastic threads must have cracked and he replaced with a new part that has brass fittings. T from the office brought over a huge dehumidifier by 9:30 am. They assured us that no damage was done to the subfloor, newly installed tile or newly installed heated pad.

We'll see.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bathroom blahs: Day 1

This evening we discovered a leaky toilet. Yup, the same toilet that was just installed last week. It leaked over our newly installed tile floor, new sub floor and into our basement crawl space. I'm so upset; I feel like I never want to see these workers back in my house again.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Grounds For Sculpture

Brad, the girls and I visited Grounds for Sculpture today in Hamilton, NJ. We had never been there before, but were prompted to visit because of the exhibit featuring Keith Haring's work - Keith Haring: A New Dimension. Today, being a gorgeous fall day and the last day of Keith's exhibit, seemed like the perfect day to venture out. We weren't sure how the girls would like it, but they ended up loving the place. It was way better than we had imagined and we all look forward to returning to take in more of the grounds.

Photo of Keith at work (on display at GFS).

Dog, 1986
cut-out plywood with laquer and silkscreen
50" x 38" x 2"

Some of the more interactive sculptures.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bathroom remodel: Days 14 -18

Days 14 - 18:

Monday (9/13) - measured for glass at shower. I bought mirror and light fixture.
Tuesday (9/14) - installed cabinets.
Wednesday (9/15) - installed toilet and shower/sink fixtures.
Friday (9/17) - finished electrical work for light fixture, heated floor thermostat and GFI outlet.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Bathroom remodel: Day 13

Day 13: Tile complete
Monday the contractor, plumber and glass guy are scheduled to be here.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Bathroom remodel: Day 12

Day 12: Tile in, spaced and ready for grout.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Bathroom remodel: Day 11

Day 11: shower seat installed

The seat is a nice beige/gray color. Not pink, as it appears in this photo.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

We had a nice weekend. No further work was done on the bathroom.
Saturday night we camped out in Mom and Dad's backyard. It was great fun: sat by the campfire, roasted hotdogs and marshmallows and made s'mores. Sunday we celebrated Charley's 76th birthday. Today, IKEA in the morning then Brad went to the Phillies game and the girls and I ate corn pie at Mom's. It was magnificent corn pie!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Bathroom remodel: Days 6 - 10

Days 6 - 10: walls primed and ceiling painted, NuHeat electric floor mat installed (Yes, you read that correctly. We're going to have a heated floor!), floor tile laid. Tile NOT yet grouted.

The tile guy is slooow, but he's supposed to be good.