It's true. Through all the ups and downs of the remodel rollercoaster, blogging has helped me to put things in perspective and find the humor in otherwise annoying situations. After all, if the remodel went off without a hitch it would be wonderful, but it wouldn't make a very interesting story. So, I sat at my computer and tried to write about the day's events.
I tried to come up with an amusing way to tell you that I had spent a good part of the day painting one of the bathroom walls, because no one from the crew was here to do it, and the plumber was ready to install the tub against that wall. I thought I'd title it, "If You Want Something Done Right, Do It Yourself." But, try as I might, I couldn't take a light-hearted approach to that one.
I tried to craft a funny anecdote about how the painter (not me... the "professional" one) left a wet paint pan on top of a box containing my very beautiful and very expensive tub filler. And about how we discovered said tub filler completely covered in paint. And about how I spent an hour soaking the tub filler in warm water and scraping the paint from every nook and cranny with a tooth pick and still couldn't get it clean. I don't know what was wrong with me, but the tone of the writing was more bitter than witty.
I was in a bad mood and blogging couldn't change it. I knew whatever I wrote about that night, I would end up regretting in the morning.
Luckily, Thursday came along, and my mood lifted. There seemed to be a surge in momentum on the job site. Things were coming together again, and I started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Or, maybe I was just seeing the light because all the sconces and can lights were finally installed.
The paint that isn't on the tub filler made it's way onto the walls.
And, though it's not nearly as glamorous as the tub, the toilet is now functional.
Despite the mishaps, my mood is better and I'm hoping the momentum continues. TGIF and one more day til my IKEA roadtrip... YAY! Have a great weekend :)