Old  June 22nd, 2017, 9:04pm     #31
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I think I mentioned before that I was considering self contracting the bathroom. I've been reading about it.....

Crazy woman that I am, I may just do it. Why not? I can hire the tradesmen I need to do the big parts, same as any of these other guys. Cut out the middle man. I can do the small stuff myself, as much as I am comfortable doing.

I hire a plumber, an electrician, a carpentry crew, a tile professional - in the right order, of course.

Thinking about the whole bathroom, it seems like a huge job. But taken in pieces, I think it is doable.

I stand to save a bunch of money. If I screw something up, I pay to get it fixed. Would still probably come out ahead.

No doubt it will take longer, but at this rate

I called another company Tuesday morning. The woman said she'd have the guy call me back. Uhhhhh, business day and a half later, uhhhhhh. What is it with these guys???? If my livelihood depended upon random people giving me jobs in their homes, you can bet I'd return my calls - even just to say I will call you back tomorrow when I have my calendar or whatever.

I believe I will speak to my dearest again when he gets home from Canada. He was in favor of the idea when we spoke before, but I need his solemn promise he will not complain constantly once things get underway.
good idea, start the project yourself!!!

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  Old  June 22nd, 2017, 9:41pm     #32
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Still no call back today....

I have used plumbers and various handymen for minor projects around here before. If I decide to jump in, I will have to make more calls (and probably be ignored some more) to see who would be interested in such work and get an idea of what their rates would be.

My stylist's hubster is an electrician. I know he works pretty long hours, but maybe he would like some extra cash.

My hubs returns from Ottawa tomorrow night. Saturday over breakfast I may raise the point again.

Maybe I should contact HGTV about a program. I'm sure I could generate enough stupidity and befuddlement to entertain the audience.

Thanks for the encouragement, ladies.

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  Old  June 22nd, 2017, 10:12pm     #33
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I know that your frustration is mounting at the delays and the fact that you can't find anyone reliable yet. I hope that the project will start progressing soon.

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  Old  June 23rd, 2017, 10:33am     #34
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I completed a little project yesterday, so I am all kind of confident now, lol.

The lock on the kitchen window broke off months ago. I finally replaced it. I removed the stupid plastic grill 'decoration' and filled those holes. I have been trying to get rid of all of these tic tac toe boards from our windows for a long time. One more gone! Painted the frame.

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  Old  June 23rd, 2017, 10:41am     #35
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Ta da! Oh yeah, I did this, so surely I can do a whole bath remodel.
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  Old  June 23rd, 2017, 11:20am     #36
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Nice job! I thought that you had already gotten rid of those window pane grids.

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  Old  June 23rd, 2017, 12:30pm     #37
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I've been taking them out of each room I've worked on. Still a few to go.

On my way to buy my shower floor and wall tiles!

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  Old  June 23rd, 2017, 1:17pm     #38
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Happy shopping!

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  Old  June 23rd, 2017, 3:45pm     #39
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Got it. Bringing it in is a workout. 72.6 pounds per case. 4 cases in the house, 10 to go....

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  Old  June 23rd, 2017, 4:30pm     #40
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you are making progress for sure!! Good luck talking to the Hubs about the project!

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  Old  June 23rd, 2017, 6:08pm     #41
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Thanks, nana.

12 in, 2 more to go. I am doing my weight lifting today.... 1016.4 pounds. Yeah buddy, pump me up.

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That was a workout! Did you get all the cases in? Good for you! I hope you have some ibuprofen in case you need it.

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  Old  June 23rd, 2017, 8:39pm     #43
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I am a bad mammajamma.
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This was where the beautiful reading area and barn doors were supposed to be. Now it is a lovely building materials warehouse. The clawfoot and a couple of small boxes are in my bedroom.

I would really like it all to go into the bathroom.
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  Old  June 23rd, 2017, 9:38pm     #45
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you are awesome!!!

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