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October 5th, 2017 at 02:08 am

I thought the brilliant new bathroom (aka the budget buster from hell) would be done today, and I could share pictures. But something funny happened today; at least I think it was funny still. I came home to the dumpster gone, the floor protection all rolled up, and the bill on the countertop. But no bathroom mirror. So I gave their office a call, the receptionist put me on hold for a loooooong time, and I finally got the master carpenter who assured me the mirror was coming on Friday. I honestly think they forgot to order the mirror. Everything else has been sitting in our living room for 7 weeks, and the carpenters sounded a little flustered.And the junior carpenter mistakenly drilled a hole in the tile today when he was hanging the shower curtain rod, so the crazy tile setters are coming back tomorrow. As much as I'm eager to get in there, the extra couple of days will, I hope, mean I can wait for the cash DH transferred from the UK to hit. A long day full of students and endless meetings, but I brought my lunch and only spent the requisite $2 on coffee.

We roasted a turkey breast on Sunday, have had two dinners from it, and lunches all week. Thankfully we have another in the freezer because semi-austerity is going to have to continue for a while. CSA veggies tomorrow will help too. In a effort to keep my big goal coming, I transferred $25 from Swagbucks and am adding on the trifling interest for September. Very eager to start paying myself back for the bathroom.

6 Responses to “So Close”

  1. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Makes me crazy to hear a bathroom took 7 weeks. OMG I am so worried right now.

  2. creditcardfree Says:

    I'm glad you can see the humor in the missing mirror!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Glad you aren't stressing over this little bump in the road. I am sure you will be so pleased when it is entirely completed.

  4. snafu Says:

    I would like to update counters and commodes here and while I accept DH's view he lacks the skill set needed for solid surface countertops...I'm loathe to start with trades. We upgraded the kitchen in in a house years ago and by end DH and I were both considering seeing a lawyer specializing in divorce. The trades were all highly recommended by people we trusted. These guys never got to the right house on the promised date with the materials and tools required. Obviously you can't trust trades to hang a shower curtain rod correctly.

  5. My English Castle Says:

    I have to say--while it's been very long, I love my carpenters. Not just because they're young, cute, and funny ( thought that doesn't hurt), but they CLEAN UP AFTER THEMSELVES. It's hardly been dusty--just long. Adding a week for a mismeasured heating vent, installing new blue board etc all took probably 6 or so extra days. They show up when they say they will, and I know they have to try to schedule things around their subs etc.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Cleaning up after themselves - worth a lot!

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