And we’re back! (And boy do we have a story to tell…)

Hi internet! Kelsey’s killer here. I got to murdering Kelsey a few weeks back and realized I should probably write a blog post or two to keep the fuzz off my tracks. So, here it is.

DIY, something, something, doodles, puns, something, something, before and after picture, some lazy adverbs, something about design, jokes, and cute ending.

Just kidding. But I bet I totally had you going there. I’m so funny…

My mom sent me an email recently saying she missed my blog posts, and when friends started giving me the third degree about my lack of web presence, I figured it was probably time to get on the ball. Plus, Heath said if I didn’t start posting soon, the internet rumors would start flying. I don’t flatter myself to think anyone would start internet rumors about the Doodle House, but I was almost tempted not to blog ever again just to see what the old blogosphere would come up with. But I actually think I’ve got some semi-decent reasons for laying low online as of late. Commence defense mode now.

For starters, I recently started an amazing new job, and I’ve been pouring a lot of my creative energy into that. I mean, it takes a lot of hard work to be head writer at SNL while moonlighting as Beyonce’s personal stylist/lifecoach/bff. But I digress.

Secondly our home improvement binge had been placed on the backburner as of late because we’re were saving up for a big, big, big project this summer–one that was going to change our lives. Were, being the operative word there. I say “were” because we’ve recently hit a road block, one that I like to call Shower Under Construction Kind-of-Stuff, or SUCKS for short. (Note: I may also refer to it as a “Loo-ming” Situation or  John Gone because, hey, we’re trying to have fun over here.)

Here’s the play-by-play of SUCKS:

  1. We noticed running water coming from the faucet in our shower every time we turned it on.
  2. We called the plumber because that’s what decent humans do when things leak.
  3. He knocked a gaping hole in our shower and discovered a broken pipe that spewed water into our walls and onto the floor.
  4. Now we need a bathroom.

This all started last weekend, and since Monday we’ve been living not only without a working shower but also in a wind tunnel.  A restoration company brought in some heavy duty industrial fans and dehumidifiers that have been running around the clock in an effort to dry everything out and mitigate some of the water damage before any kind of actual repair starts.  It’s been a week with no shower access and no clear timeline given for when we will have a working bathroom again. Obviously, having a broken bathroom isn’t great, but it’s especially not great for us because we’re some of those people who fall in the one-bathroom category. And since we’ve taken on a roommate (Monte, I’ll get to him later) it’s especially inconvenient.

showerfan

But I’m a glass half full kind-of gal, and I concede that while saying this SUCKS,  it also provides us with a lot of opportunity. For one, I’ve got some good, GOOD fodder for the blog now: Five ways to politely ask your friends if it’s cool for you to shower at their house for an indefinite amount of time, and Dirty is the new Black: why daily showering is totally overrated, and my doodle house expose, Tile and Error–What the ceramics  industry doesn’t want you to know.  What I’m trying to say is, where I lacked in blog posts in February, I will definitely make up for in March. And while these next few weeks (God, I hope it’s only weeks) will be a bit uncomfortable what with no working bathroom at all, I’m at least recognizing the silver lining of having my homeowners insurance pick up (some of) the tab for a much-needed renovation.

For the next little while, I’ll be burying myself with bathroom renovation research, contractor estimates, Google image searches of “modern eclectic” bathrooms, and a nice layer of grease and grime. I can’t wait to share.

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10 Comments on “And we’re back! (And boy do we have a story to tell…)”

  1. Oh No – OMG- WOW!!! I am so glad I belong to a gym and that it has showers. Plus I cannot complain because I have 2 bathrooms in the rental I am in currently. Here’s to having a shower STAT and that the moisture is cleared up too!

    • Thankfully, our handymen seem to be sensitive to the fact this is our only bathroom and are trying to keep it as useful as long as possible. We’ll see how long that lasts.

  2. kmom says:

    This, I have no doubt, is going to be quite a journey. I so hope it will all progress as quickly as possible with good results. You didn’t really want that vacation trip this year, did you? Best of luck!

  3. Anne Lene says:

    Oh no, not fun, NOT fun at all. I sure hope things dry up fast, so you can get going at the bathroom “renovation”. Best of luck to you.

  4. Grace says:

    Just went through a mostly DIY bathroom remodel so I feel your pain… Best of luck and keep us abreast…

  5. The Editors of Garden Variety says:

    I hope everything turns out well for you soon!

  6. […] unplanned bathroom renovation has come to a close and I’m thrilled with how it turned out–not only from a design […]


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