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Demolition Derby

I just checked in with Steph. Chester had his leg amputated today, but he can’t come home until tomorrow. She took M & M to visit, but he was quite out of it from pain meds. Did you know that they use patches for kitties, too. Mia is struggling with this, but Steph thinks she will be fine once he his home, and she can see that he is still going to be Chester. Thanks for all your good wishes.

This morning Hans and his demo crew arrived to deconstruct our bathroom and closets. Here is the before:

The shower is an enclosure to the right of the tub. It was a bit noisy, but they were very meticulous about sealing off our bedroom area.

Here are the sinks and the tub waiting for a new home, perhaps with Habitat for Humanity:

And the pink tile is in the dumpster:

So, I keep waiting for the day that my life gets back to normal, whatever that is. But, not so far. Yesterday was spent moving out of the bathroom to the guest bathroom. Today, I was just in a state of suspended animation as I dealt with the reality of having men in and out of the most private area of my home!!

I did make it to Weight Watchers. I forgot to report that I only gained between 2 and 3 pounds on the trip. I was back down more than a pound today so I trudge on towards my 70th birthday, hoping to lose at least 10 more.  I walked in the door from WW and found a package from Kristin containing lots of German chocolate — fortunately, I have found a way to incorporate chocolate into my diet!!

I think the best way to deal with the work crew is to hideout in my studio so. tomorrow, I am planning a clean up day. Then I can get to work messing it up again.

7 Responses to “Demolition Derby”

  1. Karoda says:

    I was reading on another blog about mercury being in retrograde…which could account for the feeling of suspended animation. I love the before picture of the br…looking forward to seeing the change since the before looks cool to me.

  2. PaMdora says:

    Too bad for Chester. But loved that pink bathroom. Worthy of PaMdora….

  3. Diane says:

    What? You couldn’t live with all that pink tile? Where’s your pink-poodle-skirt-1950’s spirit?! (Was that beige tile on the counter against the pink on the wall? Yikes.) Can’t wait to see how it turns out!! And poor Mia and Chester — it’s one of those horrible life lessons but I’m sure Stephanie is handling it well with her and they will all be happy to have Chester home.

  4. Judy says:

    Well, I kinda have to agree with Kristin and Sue about the pink tile…but pink is not in my palette and I don’t think it’s normally in yours either. I can’t wait to see what you and Mr C are going to do with that bath! You will survive the reno, but it’ll be a challenge: hanging out in your studio is a great plan!

    Poor Mia, my heart just aches for her, but Steph and Jack made the right decision. Mia is in my prayers, and I know that she will recover with lots of family love.


  5. Sue Tinberg says:

    I like the pink tile too – it looks so fresh and cheerful. The sinks are in great condition and I’m sure anyone would love to have them. Have fun with the reconstruction. We just had our bathroom done and it takes awhile, but just love it now. Please post pictures of the progress and finished product. Sorry about Chester – animals are the best.

  6. Kristin L says:

    Disclaimer: I did suggest that the chocolate be shared — thus reducing the caloric intake. 😉

    I know your bathroom will be gorgeous when finished and very much in keeping with your house’s aesthetic, but I am shedding a small tear for the pink tile.I absolutely love 40s/50s tiled bathrooms and kitchens.

  7. Helen Conway says:

    Chocolate is an essential diet tool – it stop steh craving for fudge!