Tuesday that feels like Monday

September 7, 2010 at 11:03 am

My nemesis, the so-called master bathroom

I’m in home improvement hell. ¬†Or maybe just h.i. purgatory, as not much improvement has actually happened yet. I have had about twenty appointments with electricians, air conditioning people, painters, roofers, window people and general contractors in the last few weeks. We had to have an electrical socket replaced in the great room and have some duct and pipes re-insulated in the attic, as well as having the A/C serviced. So at least that is done. There was an issue with condensation dripping off of a pipe in the attic, which caused a water stain on the ceiling in the hallway, as well as some of the texture stucco stuff to peel and drop off.

The list of things that need to be fixed in this house if we ever want to sell it feels never-ending. The stained and scarred ceiling in the hallway (as well as stains on the ceiling from old, previously repaired leaks in the laundry closet and master bedroom) are just the beginning. There are the non-working pocket doors, the ancient inefficient windows and french doors, the pot-light in the study that blew out in a thunder storm YEARS ago and has never been fixed, the on-it’s-last-leg roof, the mildew-stained carport and porch ceilings, the falling-off the hinges shed doors, etc., etc.

The biggest and really most pressing issue is the hopelessly outdated and partially non-functioning bathrooms. So right now, that is our first priority. I have gotten two quotes from contractors and waiting for two more. I had an appointment with one of those two this morning at 9:00 a.m. It is now 9:50 and nobody has shown up yet. <sigh> Luckily, there is the never-ending laundry to keep me occupied while I wait and see if the people actually even bother to show up. This drives me crazy!

Oh, I forgot about the cable internet conking out on Friday. The cable guy was supposed to be here between 2-4 p.m. on Friday. He finally showed up about 7:30 p.m. (of course). It was kind of urgent, since Chad needed to work from home over the weekend, and it was a 3-day weekend. Luckily they actually stayed and fixed everything, which required completely replacing all the outside cable lines, which were deteriorated and water-damaged. He had to call in another cable guy so there were two cable truck with flashing lights sitting outside our house into the evening on Friday night. They graciously worked until like 9:00 p.m. on it to restore our internet (and cable television) rather than sending someone back out on Saturday which is what the guy originally told me would be necessary. Better late than never, I guess.