Bathroom woes

So because of the insurance situation in this house we’re not gutting the main floor bathroom to redo it. We’ve been trying to do this for the past 2 years and for some reason something else always comes up. Well, we reason, we have another shower in the basement – we don’t need the main floor shower.
And then the shower in the basement went south. As in, mold and the tiles deteriorating and the awful stench of mildew we can’t hide from any longer.
So – the cheaper of the two is obviously the basement shower – and this morning we just had a fan put in. The electrician broke 2 of his drills while doing this. One broke completely in half and the handle – disconnecting the wires in which to power the machine. The other burnt the motor out. Our brick rocks, basically. It took all of 3 hours for the fan to be installed – and the actual installing on the fan in the bathroom ceiling went quite well – easy, fast. It was the venting to the outside of the house that took so long and was so labor intensive.
Next week we’ll be getting the shower re-tiled, removing the door because doors on showers are completely and utterly the sickest thing I’ve ever had to try to keep clean – and trying is about all that happens. It’s disgusting. We’ll be redoing a bit of the plumbing that the original owners did “wrong” (back then I’m sure it was code, but these things change) and rebuilding the lip of the shower to outfit a curtain instead of a nasty new door.
Right now the tile in the shower is all that 1X1 crap. We had it all re-grouted in the past year and that did absolutely nothing to try and keep the integrity of the shower. We’re staying far far away from that stuff – we’ll be going to 12X12 tiles for the walls and 2X2 for the floor to ensure an easy and safe slant for the drain. Plus? Less dumb cracks to keep clean.
Can anyone tell I really enjoy this bathroom? Yeah, me neither.
I’m promised that someday the main floor bathroom will again function to all it’s glorious capacity – with a bathtub that we can fill with more than 6 inches of water. This day, I pray for. Because I want to take a bath like there’s no tomorrow, I want to sit in my bathroom with candles lit, all alone with bubbles in the water, hot hot water and rest my aching back and my calloused feet. I just want to hang out in an oasis that doesn’t include plastic tiles falling off the walls or blue bathtubs.
Can’t a pregnant, already mom of a 2 1/2 year old, get some freakin love? STUPID JOANNE DUTHLER FOR LYING TO US ABOUT OUR INSURANCE. YOU OWE ME A BATHROOM, NOT VERY NICE WORD TO DESCRIBE WHAT I THINK YOU ARE.

4 thoughts on “Bathroom woes

  1. There are lots of ways to make a bad shower. If you want to discuss this, call me. My guess is that the shower does not have a liner, which will lead to other problems (one of them being mold), or if it does, it sits flat on the floor (a no-no). It is really tough to redo a curb without damaging the liner, and if the liner is messed up, it is usually easier to tear the whole thing out and start over.

  2. yeah – all of this is being done. We have complete confidence in the professionals doing this, we know enough not to touch it 🙂

  3. I see stories about so-called pros every day that don’t do this per industry standards. Good luck. A little knowledge is a huge weapon. It’s your money. Good luck.

  4. Yeah – we do too, we’re careful. Thanks. Like I said, we have complete confidence in them. We’ll let you know how it goes.

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