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Since our basement flooded the other weekend, and we had our bedroom down there, we had to move everything out.
Right now, our bed is in the 2 little boy's room.
Our KING size bed.
Alex's full size bed.
AND a crib.
There is barely room to walk.
So, we were talking and we decided to move our bedroom back upstairs where it used to be, so that, yanno,
we could have a DOOR, that LOCKS and stuff.
So, Yesterday morning, Chuck decides that if we are moving our bedroom back upstairs, that we have to re-do
the upstairs bathroom, since it reeks of pee.
(could be because I refuse to clean it, since I have 2, possibly 3, boys peeing all over the place. ick)
So, I giggled inside and said "sure, ok hun!"
With which he took to be an ok, sure hun, go demo!
And he went to work.
He gutted the bathroom, except for the tub/shower.
He made pretty good time too!!
So then, we went shopping, to put it back together.
Got about 1/4th of the stuff we needed, and got started......
Then it was midnight, and we went to bed.
This morning, he went after it again.
And here is where the dumbassery begins.
We decided that after we painted, that flooring needed to go in next, so we went and picked out some vinyl.
We choose one we like.
But we don't know measurements.
So the saleslady tells us that she has to sell it in 12 feet by whatever feet we want.
So we go home to measure.
Get the measurements, go back and tell her, and pay for it.
Then we wonder HOW the heck we are going to get home a 12 foot long piece of vinyl in the POURING RAIN.
Chuck loads up a blanket to cover it with and off he goes.
When he gets there, it's by the door.....rolled up......THE 5 FOOT WAY, NOT the 12 foot way!
We are stupid.
We were all done painting.....it was dry. Time to install the new pretty light fixture! yay!!
Power off, take off old one, using flashlights.
Hook up new one.
(ok, so it took A LOT longer than that, but hey!)
So, I'm taking care of kids while he's finishing up the light, and he calls me up and says:
"How TALL is the mirror we bought for above the sink???......"
me: ummmmm----taller than that light is right now.
we are soo stupid.
So we go measure the sink vanity and mirror, and there is NO WAY that the light will fit where it's at, and the mirror
is a medicine cabinet mirror, so it's WIDE at the top.
The new light fixture is different than the old one, and hangs DOWN, with big sconces.
NO WAY it'll work, unless we'd move it wayyyy up high. and that would look dumb.
So we jump in the vehicle and run to the store.
And as we are standing there, looking at lighting......we both come to the realization that DURRR, we could flip the light UPSIDE DOWN, so the sconces are facing UPWARDS, and solve our problem without returning or spending more $$.
We are retarded.
And dumbassery moment #3 is by FAR the WORST!
(we are learning SOOOO MUCH as we go!)
Ok, so we get home and are going to flip the light, and realize that we need to move it up like 4 inches.
OK, so we cut a hole, and reach down in there to pull the electric wire back up thru the hole.
It's sorta difficult, as we are working behind the sheetrock.
So I reach my fingers in there and grab the wire, and try to pull it, it won't come, so I grab a screwdriver and sort of hook it,
and then grab and twist and get it thru.
Chuck grabs it and wiggles it thru as well as the other wires.
We hook it up, attach the light......and then he goes, better go turn power back on.
And then he freezes and says:
FLIP THE SWITCH.
So I do.
The light goes ON.
WE WERE WORKING WITH LIVE ELECTRICAL WIRES!!!!
He'd turned the power back on before we left, and I didn't know, and he forgot, and didn't turn it back on.
I told the kids that they should stop RIGHT NOW and thank the LORD that they are not orphans.
sooooo crazy and STUPID.
Today was FULL of dumbassery.
Let's pray that tomorrow is NOT, as we are laying vinyl, re-installing the toilet, installing the new vanity/sink and mirror, trim, and paint touchups, and so forth and so on.
And HOPEFULLY we shall finish before Chuck goes back to work.
And I shall leave you with a photo of my pretty new light, right above the old hole, that we shall patch and paint tomorrow.
Isn't it sooo nice?!?!
more pix of my bathroom to come......and when it is done, THEN we can move our bedroom upstairs.
THEN we can arrange the kids back to normal.
and THEN we can start putting our basement back together.
GEESH, what a PROCESS!!!!!!
oh and p.s.---be sure to thank the good Lord, that Chuck and I are alive and were not electrocuted today!!! :-)
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