Thursday, May 28, 2009


I was talking today to one of the producers for a TV show about kids who swallow funky things, she was asking about "why did we do such and such," and "what was the timeline for..." and I was able to answer her questions coherently because I could just refer back to the bloggy and whup!  there it is.  No having to thump my noodle trying to come up with what I thought might have been going on at the time.

How sad that I have not been blogging worth a hoot lately.  Eeeesh.  What has disappeared into the morass of my mushy head and mushier memory?  

I repent here and now, I repent of blog-sloth.

So.... this coming Tuesday there will be a television crew out here to interview us and get some footage of Pearl for that TLC show about kids and the ghastly ways they age their parents by eating awful stuff.  A half a week away.  A time that is NOT GOOD to be caught up in the middle of a remodel;  and yet, here we are.  

What started out as Dadguy coming home one day and announcing that right now would be a really good time to upgrade and buy a new house, has turned into us deciding to stay put and save our money.  Only we were already replacing our floors in preparation to sell.  And now, for various reasons, our old bathroom vanities don't fit very well without investing more money to make them fit.  Only I don't want to invest more money in these vanities because I don't like them to start with, and the one in the girl's bath has water damage.  And getting all this stuff out of the bathrooms really showcases how badly they need some paint.  

Oh, it goes on and on.  All I can say is that it all made sense at the time.  And now I have a film crew coming in the middle of my chaos.   I could just DIE, and now, on top of it all I realize that I have been depriving y'all of some sweet, sweet home-improvement porn.

Er, am I the only one who gets a thrill to watch a room take on new prettiness?  

Wait till I tell the tale of a second hand pedestal sink for the kids bathroom, and a repurposed section of a high end modern vanity and a granite counter top for the master bath.  Green glass vessel sink.  Ooooooooo!

The kitchen floor is pretty much done.  Just tonight I finished sealing the grout, but the carpet still has to be restretched and secured.  We decided to move the book case/cabinet to the end of the hallway in the basement where it fits beautifully.  The thing just collected and clutter and was messing with my tile-floor-racetrack-curve-feng-shui.  Later when I get everything put back and prettied up I'll post some more shots.  But now it's late.  Sleep good.


Nobody™ said...

I like that tile. Did you guys do that yourselves? I'm scared to try tile.

bon said...

Naw... it took a professional a full work week PLUS to install the tile here in the kitchen/entryway and in the first bathroom. Would have taken us at least a MONTH!

I do want to try tile... but like on a tub surround or something smaller.

We are having the guy put in slate in the master bathroom, but Birdie this morning told me, "Mama, I don't think the floor in your bathroom is going to look very nice."

It is really rough slate, and I went for the grayer stuff, plus it's still isn't grouted, cleaned or sealed. I explained that to Birdie, and then I told her that when it is done, it will look like the floor in a castle. She looks at me askance and says, "yeah.... it'll look like a castle floor..."

I can tell she doesn't think that's a good thing.

Nobody™ said...

Good choice on the rough slate. Smooth slate can be pretty slippery when it gets wet. Will it be heated? I always wanted a heated tile floor in my bathroom, if I had my own bathroom, our house only has one upstairs, and a crappy one in the basement (but it's good enough for crapping in).

Lynanne said...

Throw all your stuff that has been displaced into storage and your house will be insanely clean and shiny-new looking. Then, everyone watching the TV program can drool over your fabulous housekeeping, not knowing what REALLY happened the week before the TV crew showed up. Heh :)

bon said...

That IS a good idea... but I'm betting that the toilet in the bathtub might be a give away!

Actually... I may do just that.

Nobody™ said...

The toilet is in the bathtub? Do you know how much time that would save me every morning? LOL!

Mama D said...

It looks fabulous. I'm sure it will all come together before the television crew gets there. I know you. And I know it will look great.

Speaking of great, it's cool that you guys get to be on television. You deserve something cool to come out of the nightmare that you went through back then...