Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Bathroom Construction! Phase 1

I didn't realize what I was in for when posting my quite hopeful "to do" list yesterday. You all served as wonderful accountability partners and really kept me on my toes.

Even though I didn't finish everything, I did add a few unposted endeavors. Sorting through the little girls' clothes, rotating the cooler weather items in and the warmer weather items out to the "Get Rid Of" bin was a must. Then, making a dish of lasagna, garlic bread and lettuce salad for supper and inviting the neighbors and their children over to play in our back yard was another.

And while I did get a few snapshots of our unfinished basement bathroom yesterday, I thought I'd wait to post them today. Thanks for waiting so nicely. Our carpenter Tim is hard at work as we speak. Directly below me, and next door to the twins' room, is where he is making his mark. The thought that his loud drill and constant pounding is feet from my napping babies doesn't worry me a bit. They've become accustomed to sleeping through most everything. I guess that's what sharing a crib with your sister does to you. Transitioning to married life should be a breeze for them.
Now if you will, grab your hard hats and follow me.
First, watch your step, we'll go down two sets of stairs to get to our basement living room. Take a right and pass through the living room to a short hallway. We'll open our first door here on the right.

And here you have it. Our unfinished, roughed in, basement bathroom. It's been serving as a paint closet--as you can see--since we moved in. We immediately finished the living room, dividing it into two rooms, allowing for our exercise space, but we left the bathroom until now.

To be honest, I have no idea what Tim is working on now. But, I am excited to take more pictures when he leaves.

Here we are standing in the bathroom, looking out. If you took a right and continued down the hallway to the next door--on the right--you'd find Norah and Hazel's room. The room at the end of the hallway is where my SIL (husband's sister) and her daughter are currently staying. They just moved to town and have temporarily linked up with our busy household. And then the only other room in the hall is the utility room directly across from the girls' room.

So. There you have it. A mini-tour of our construction zone.

Here's hoping Tim is a speedy worker. While I love, love, love surpises, I have a hard time waiting for them. Maybe he'd let me post his "to do" list for this project. (For some reason, I have a feeling he might not care as much.)


Annika said...

I love your narration. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Sarah said...

I'm a former 4under3 mom. They've all grown up too fast! Now I'm a 4between9&6 mom, but that doesn't sound nearly as good. We still get all the crazy comments and questions - everything from "You have your hands full!" to "Are they paternal or maternal twins?" and my favorite, "Are they ALL twins?". Some things never change.

Good job on your to-do list! We just got done with the seasonal clothing rotation here also.

gina said...

are they all twins **snort*.

We did clothes rotation too- last week- fun,fun. ;)

Lori said...

seasonal clothing rotation...i think i could do this for a living. i have a friend who hands all her daughters clothes to mine...gotta love it, but I about cannot keep up! how many clothes does a 6 year old need anyway!?

l e a h said...

When they've outgrown them, what do you do with all the darling dresses and other items that you make for your sweethearts?

Do you have an Etsy shop?