Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Look at my poor bathroom.



This was yesterday.



It gets worse.  Here's today:

That blue stuff is spray foam insulation that we did a few years ago.  It made all the difference in the world in keeping the house warm. Those floor joists are too far apart by today's codes.  I can't believe we haven't fallen through the floor by now!  Last night the guys hooked the toilet back up for us.  Tonight, maybe not. At least we have an outhouse out behind the house. ewww.

Beyond those studs is our back porch/laundry/junk room.

These clapboards were found under an inside wall.  Looks like this part of the house was built on later.  Why oh why weren't they taken off?  Ah, sweet mystery of life.

The builders found some dog and cat food between the old floors.  Looks like Millie isn't doing her job.

Well, that's the bad and the ugly.  The good part is that we are getting it done!

Tomorrow, I will show you what I got for the floor tile and the wall tile.  (If I can find it!)  Now all the bathroom stuff is also in the dining room along with all the living room stuff.  The contractor guys just laughed when they saw the living room.  I don't know what's so funny. hmmm


21 comments:

Sarah said...

Thanks for always making me laugh!

So...are the shingles done outside??

Lilli said...

Oh, my, Deb.
I thought you had a perfectly lovely bathroom. I still remember 'LSD' :)
Love,
Lilli

Jemjoop said...

Oh hey, a little remodeling hon? My parents have clapboard inside their mudroom closet too. I think they used it as bonus insulation? This is going to be so pretty when it's finished! Your new mantra =) xo

Deb said...

Jemmy:How are you!!!!

Lilli:You have a wonderful memory. Never fear, they will go back in.

brismod said...

Oh dear. So many things happening at once!! But it will be so good to have a new bathroom. xx

Sarah B said...

Oh gosh, that's a bit overwhelming! Hopefully you find those tiles so we can all see a lovely end result :)

Laura said...

just promise if you use the outhouse to close the door! Did you hear about they guy that got mauled my a bear while using the outhouse. His friend had to come out and shoot it!

the domestic fringe said...

Good golly! I hope you don't need a shower or anything. ;-)

When we gutted our bathroom we found a window hidden in the wall. You just never know what you'll come upon. Can't wait to see the "After" picture!! I'm sure it will be gorgeous.

Many happy flushes to you. :-)
~FringeGirl

annie said...

Do you have a rocking chair anywhere accessible? A little manic rocking might help about now. It will all be over soon and you will be in the bath sipping champagne and laughing a Jackie Collins laugh at all those hilarious reno memories.

Deb said...

Fringe: I flushed with embarrassment. The things we talk about here!

Annie: I sent the rocking chair to the daughter. I must get it back pronto!

An Urban Cottage said...

Interesting. So are you going to run new joist crosswise between those old beams? It seems like this was a later addition but those beams seem pretty original. Also interesting in the how little overlap there was in the clapboards.

Faye Henry said...

Not a bit funny, is it? grin..

bobbi said...

Going through a remodeling is hard. It was my job as an interior decorator and It was fun for me, but I could see the desperation in my customers eyes. It made me laugh. I'm bad, I know.

Rural Revival said...

Holy cow!! You have my deepest sympathies during these troubling times. Send flares westward if it gets too bad. : )

kath said...

We live in a small tourist town, a gorgeous place. We were temporarily in a furnished rental one summer, there were plumbing issues. Luckily there was a luxury hotel right across the street. I used the bathroom there for about a week. Fortunately we could use the washroom at night once the landlord left but during the day it was a HASSLE! I ended up buying a membership at the gym at the hotel for a month just to have a place to go!
xo
Kath

Anne said...

Yikes! At least my gut & reno bathroom is nearing completion now, I can hang my beadboard panelling this weekend & then wait for the plumber to run the new lines... I feel for you!!

xox

elegancemaison said...

Oh I can't believe how long since you last posted on your blog. Anyway I can't look because my own house is in a terrible state but I have other priorities just now.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sticking with me. And hurrah you have won my Jubilee un-competition by being the first ( apart from Number One Son's phone delighted text) to identify my eight year old self as The Little Dutch Girl.

I shall have great fun choosing a prize from the huge range of 'mad' to 'fright' Jubilee souvenirs. Hold your horses Deb, the postman will soon be delivering a package held at arms length!

Valentina said...

hello :)

Jen Kershner said...

How exciting! I can't wait to rip apart my bathrooms! Of course, who knows what surprises are waiting when that happens!

I can't wait to see more!

Sue said...

Oh, the not-so-distant memories. Are old houses fun? There are always surprises waiting or should I say, lurking behind the walls!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Oh my...I missed this part of it...now I'm even MORE impressed! Wow!