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Thursday, May 29, 2008

How many people does it take to tile a bathroom?

Our basement bathroom is 25 square feet. Just big enough to sit on the potty without your knees hitting the wall, and to be able to bend over while toweling off. Anything more than that and you would probably get yourself into some trouble.

So, why, then, is it taking us an entire WEEK to tile the dang thing?! Oh, because my husband is a meticulous perfectionist, and I am a "get it done" girl who doesn't mind cutting corners, and together we are a lethal combination!

So, if you get this message, Help! I'm trapped in a tiny bathroom that will NEVER be done!!!!! EVER!!!!!!!! Ok, well, we're almost done. A few more days should do it. It will look nice when it's finished, that's certain. No, there will not be any more room than before. No, we won't even really be using it since it belongs to the renter in the basement.... but it'll be awesome!!!! And I guess we'll be better people for having learned some valuable home renovation skills. And I guess our marriage will be stronger having learned how to work through our differences.

So, the answer to the question posed at the beginning? At least 5 people per 25 square feet. (we've had a lot of help!)

5 comments:

A Mom Two Boys said...

Tiling...sucks. We had 300 square feet to tile...it took 1 1/2 years before we even THOUGHT about starting. I finally broke down and hired a professional. Three days later it was done. Best decision I ever made!

Alice said...

I think I'm a combo of you and your husband. I start off on a project being a meticulous perfectionist, but when the newness has worn off - I slap up any ol' crap that will pass for decent.

BugHunter said...

Never ever ever attempt any home remodeling or construction type project with a spouse. EVAR!!!one1!elenty!!11

Heather said...

I remember when Merritt helped us paint our downstairs bedrooms. It was very nice of him. He is very detail oriented, that's the best paint job we have EVER had!

Jess said...

I always think that the projects around here will take Tim no time at all. After and hour I start to get testy wondering why it is taking so long! We are always on eachother's nerves come project time.