Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Today or Tomorrow or Soon

A couple of weeks ago we announced that we were going to do a raffle and gift a 1+1=furrrever Snuggie to one lucky person who was kind enough to leave Strangerville a review on what the kids are calling the iTunes. Well, last night Jolyn sent me the video she made, announcing the raffle winner.

Even if you didn't enter the raffle, you should just watch this video. Because Jolyn.


In other news, the bathroom renovation is taking one and a half full eternities. Y'all. I've been without a washer and dryer now for SIX. WEEKS. 

SIX WEEKS.

Do you know how long that is?

I'm basically CAMPING right now. 

AND I DON'T EVEN SAY Y'ALL.

Ok. I get it. My ancestors did this for upwards of like 20 generations. And huge portions of the world are still living like this. Bob and Cathie still grind their own wheat. My great grandpa Hinkle used to take baths using water he obtained by melting snow from the woods. Up hill. Both ways. In snow up to here. In a mini skirt.

To be fair, this was an unnecessary choice on Grandpa Hinkle's part. He had running water. He was just supremely cheap. He used to hand out individual unwrapped smarties to trick-or-treaters.

The point is, I understand that I'm supremely blessed that this is even a thing I have time to discuss as an "inconvenience." 

But you guys. I have acquired very pampered tastes in my three-plus decades. And those include not having to haul enough dirty laundry to stretch across the nation TWICE to Matt's house on at least three separate occasions over the last two months and then spend the day waiting for underwear to dry while Matt tries to convince me that "the South shall rise agaaaaaaaiiiiiin."

When Tim the Contractor initially told me that building out the bathroom would be so super quick, I knew that was probably not true. Because if Broome Bungalow has taught me anything, it's that no home improvement project is simple. 

But there is progress. Tim the Contractor has taken the place from this:


To this:


So I have hope. 

I'm not helping with the complications and delays. Every two days or so I come up with a new thing that I want Tim the Contractor to do, much to the chagrin of Matt, who is waiting to have Tim the Contractor start a project at Broome Bungalow as soon as he's done with my place.

About every two days I text Tim and ask him when the washer and dryer might be hooked back up. He always gives me the same answer: "today or tomorrow or soon."

I started receiving this answer five weeks ago.

I'm going to start using this answer at work.

~It Just Gets Stranger

25 comments:

  1. Is that a rock floor in the shower? I love those! Where did you get the rocks? I haven't seen any I really like.

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    1. It is. It's actually just generic Lowes material. Matt and I found it there a few weeks ago and I really liked it. It looks awesome with the light grey grout I picked out.

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  2. That shower is so pretty I might cut off my hair and sell it so I can make my shower look like that 😱 On second thought where did we land on the issue your hair being national currency? And on a completely unrelated note how heavy of a sleeper are you? Like on a scale of 'a feather falling off the QoC a mile away would wake me up' to 'someone could theoretically sneak into my room to cut off my hair to suppositionally use as currency...hypothetically' Asking for a friend.

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    1. I'm actually growing my hair in a lab now. It's kind of like printing counterfeit money. The feds are already after me.

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    2. Where can I get some of that funny hair on the DL?

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  3. Did you see the state of my kitchen on Imzy? Found out yesterday that the drywaller that we gave half down to is in the hospital - he's hoping to be out so he can start work next Monday - it was originally slotted for today so that puts everything else back (cabinet installation, flooring, backsplash, painting, and countertops). Who told him he was allowed to have this "hospital vacation"????

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    1. You better give us updates. I love a good before-and-after.

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  4. Things I love about this post: Jolyn's hat, the new shower, and the raffle video. I will post a review on iTunes today, tomorrow or soon.

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  5. Jolyn has a dog?! Why doesn't Mr. Duncan Doodle hang with that cutie pie? So talented, can even pull names out of a hat without bias.

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    1. They have played together one time. Andy by "play" I mean that Duncan chased Piper all over Matt's house until he got tired a fell asleep.

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  6. Jolyn's got some killer dance moves.

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    1. Thank you. I'm classically trained.

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  7. I thought you didn't do laundry ...

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    1. I MEANT THAT IT'S BEEN HARD FOR THE PEOPLE RESPONSIBLE FOR MY LAUNDRY.

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    2. Glad you cleared that up. I was worried.

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    3. Has Daniel moved nearby and you're back to wearing all his clothes?

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  8. I'm simultaneously confused and not confused at all by the choice of background music for Jolyn's video.

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    1. I stand by my choices even if they're misunderstood.

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  9. I know you said the basement toilet space was terrifying but I didn't quite believe you. I was wrong, you were right. That before picture is SO SCARY. No wonder it is taking a long time! Tim is basically a magician and magic like that takes time.

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  10. Why is that light in the shower not centered? It makes me twitchy.

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    1. It's just the angle of the picture. #professionalphotog

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  11. I feel your pain - our laundry room was torn apart and unusable for eight weeks last fall and it was a nightmare. Although, we have five people in our family, including a new baby that makes enough messes for several people, so I was dragging a giant SUV packed with dirty clothes twice a week to anywhere I could find that had a washer and dryer. When ours were reinstalled I'm pretty sure I cried and kissed them repeatedly. Hopefully yours go back in soon.

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  12. Been out and missed so much! But most importantly, are you sure he is saying "the south Shall rise agaaaaaaiin" or is he saying "the south shall RIIIIIIIIISE again!" I've always heard it with the emphasis on "rise." If Matt is saying it wrong, are you sure he's a real Southerner? It might be an act for your benefit.

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  13. Have you seen The Money Pit? Because I'm pretty sure Tim's not a real contractor. Everyone knows the real answer is always "two weeks."

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