Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The Harvard Ranch - Not My Best Day

After the last house, I asked my dad if on this next house I could do more than just grout the tile. I'd watched him on the previous houses and figured, I can totally do that. It isn't difficult, you just have to pay attention and be consistent.

The bathroom on the main floor had a jetted tub in it when we bought the house. I love tubs. There's nothing quite as relaxing as soaking in a tub after a long day. But I've come to really love the simplicity and elegance of walk-in showers. I dream of the day I have one and my separation-anxiety ridden cat will be able to sit in the shower opening and watch me like a creep instead of sitting on the other side of the shower curtain and howling because she can't see me. 

After a quick lesson I was off to the races with tiling. We chose this tile that looks textured but is smooth. Because of the lines in it, I wanted to run the tile vertically so that the lines accentuate the height of the shower. It looks fantastic and I can't wait to see it completed. But after lunch, I don't know what happened, if my blood sugar just dropped or what, but I started feeling tired, like I was moving through molasses. Everything was taking me double the amount of time and I was dropping things with zero reflexes and then my dad walked in (thank god he did) and realized I had been using the wrong tiles and I had to pull them quickly off the wall. My brain was a complete fog. 

And then on top of that exhaustion, there was a screw and washer stuck in my tire (see below) and I stupidly thought it would stay in at least until the following morning when I'd get it fixed, but it had other plans. On the highway it flew out and my tire went flat. I mean it was completely my own idiocy, thinking that it would just stay in the tire and I could drive back to the city just fine. The lesson being, don't put off to tomorrow something that should be handled today. Especially when you're safety is at stake.

Though today was a weird day for me, the house is coming along ahead of schedule and I'm so excited to see it renovated, looking its best, ready for a family to love it.

~ Stephanie


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