You know that saying “when it rains, it pours?” Well, it looks like we’re getting all kinds of drenched over here for yet a 3rd time this month, ugh… First we had our water heater debacle where we needed to replace the whole dang thing, then our main bathroom needed to be gutted of its mold and redone (pictures coming soon!), and NOW bathroom #2 is acting like a fool up in here :(
I feel like someone is trying to tell us something? Like, “GET OUT NOW!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING???” Jeez… right when I started thinking maybe I could do this home ownership thing…
And you know what the sad part is?? This “new” problem has probably been masked for years and years and years! Only we had never known about it because we rarely take showers in our own guest bathroom (and rarely have any overnight visitors for that matter too, sad face :(). So when we started using it while our main bathroom was getting its entire makeover, you can imagine our surprise when we realized it was leaking puddles all over our downstairs floor!! I couldn’t believe it. Two bathrooms broken at the exact same time, what a mess…
What makes it even worse was that my very first thought was – as always – that Mr. Bob was acting up again :( Which only re-lived memories of his passing all over again in my state of deflatedness. I wasn’t a happy person that day.
But at the same time, what are you gonna do right?? You can wallow all day and night for as long as you want, but it never ever changes the circumstances at all (which of course, obviously sucks), and at some point you just have to suck it all up and deal with it. So after a few hours of mumbling curse words to myself and taking long, sun-soaked, walks to help clear my head, we called back up our handyman and asked for (yet) another bathroom estimate. This time to the tune of about $700 (the pipes AND drywall needs to be fixed).
We have yet to schedule it all in as yet, but I reckon in a few days we’ll just rip the bandaid off and hopefully be done with it all once and for all. And maybe we’ll sneak in another estimate or two this time around as well – which we didn’t do much of last time.
In the meantime, I’m staying away from all other showers in this house :( We’ve got one more left on the “un-broken” list in my blogger basement (although maybe I should check up on that one too while I’m at it?) and if that one went to $hit I think I’d just about lose it over here… Which wouldn’t be good as our baby’s coming in 5 weeks! Can you imagine how miserable it could have gotten if it was all happening at the same time? Ouch.
But how awesome is that?!! Our baby boy comes out in 5 more weeks!! Yayyyy!!!!! This house can crumble down as long as it wants, but it’ll never take away the joy of our soon to come newborn. Just gotta keep focusing on that :) And I have a feeling that little booger’s gonna put a lot more things in perspective too – I’m ready for it.
(Sad clown by Mel B)
Jay loves talking about money, collecting coins, blasting hip-hop, and hanging out with his three beautiful boys. You can check out all of his online projects at jmoney.biz. Thanks for reading the blog!