Our Savior's love, shines like the sun with perfect light. As from above, it breaks through clouds of strife.

Dec 28, 2006

Our Bathroom Remodeling Project

For the last 2 months or so, our house has been a construction zone. We decided that our shower needed to be replaced. Maybe it was the fact that there was odd looking stuff in the corner, or maybe it was that we could lean on the wall and see it move. Whatever the reason was, we enlisted the help from a handyman friend of ours who built his own house. As you read this further, there needs to be some translation. First, when I say “help,” what I mean is that I watched and on rare occasions, fetched a screwdriver, and he did all the work. Do you want his number? JK


Anyway, we got started with some destruction, and found that someone put up plywood when they should have put up concrete board. If you have no idea what I just said, once again, I will translate, “The people who did the bathroom before us really screwed up.” Look below.

After working a couple of nights each week and about 8 hours each Saturday, we were able to get the shower done.

When we poured the base

Throw in a simple job of tiling the bathroom floor as well, and what you get is the shower that 7 feet high, 4 feet wide, and 5 feet in length. Once again, translation: “It’s Ginormous.”

Thanks again to Pete, for all of his “help” and I can say that I even learned something. What I learned is that Pete is willing to work for Nicolle’s cooking.

Here are a few of the other pearls of wisdom that I learned:
“Measure 3 times, cut once”
“Spending 5 minutes to cover the carpet with a tarp saves an explanation to the Mrs.”
“Doris Palmer (Pete’s wife) is a very patient woman”


Andrea said...

Hallelujah! The bathroom is finished before Clara arrived. And it looks great! I am very impressed and know who I'll call when we need help around the house. (I mean Pete, of course.) :)

Anonymous said...


Looks great! You can come let me "Help" you do mine now that you know what you are doing!