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Tilers and plumbers and floorers…Oh my! (alternate title: My stupid day)


If you don’t follow me on Facebook, then you are probably wondering why I haven’t posted in so long.  If you do follow you, you have no questions.

Apparently, we had some “water damage” and my entire house is gutted.  No floors, no furniture, huge drying fans,etc.  It’s been almost 3 weeks.  Floor is still wet.  It’s not a super situation.

I’m lucky to be dealing with a great group of contractors/ sub contractors/ laborers.  They probably don’t consider themselves quite as lucky to be dealing with me.

Anyhoo, I can’t even get into the specifics.. just know that my house is a complete and total clusterfuck and for every one issue we know about, we find another that was hidden.

Today, someone is here demolishing my shower.  Now 5 of us have to shower in Number One’s bathroom.  Needless to say, I’ve let the other boys jump in the pool instead of bathing and I am on hour 48 without a shower.  Apparently, Number One’s tub has a hard time draining– information that would have been good to know BEFORE it was our only option.

I went to shower this morning, and the tub was full, I don’t mean a little water.. I mean FULL of soap scum (oh God, I HOPE it was soap scum) and floating shampoo bottles and a very sad and violated bar of soap.

Texted the contractor.

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In the meantime, the flooring guy walks in.

How are you today?

I’m a grouchy bitch.

Well then, I guess this will be a quick visit.

I just want my floors. 

I know.

I really want them. 

I know.

Will you please just pretend the slab is dry enough and put them in? 


Fucking A !!  


Can we do partial floors? Can we floor the DRY rooms?  I cannot live like this any more!!!  


THEN, a guy from the cable company came to bury a wire that the OTHER workers cut last week while digging up my yard and installing a sump pump (we have a water issue, remember?).  You know he did that?  By digging up my whole yard AGAIN.

THEN, while the shower guy is in the shower and the cable guy is in the yard and I’m waiting on the plumber, the electricity guy comes and cuts off my power.  AGAIN.  (yes, I know I should enroll in automatic bill pay.. Fuck you very much)

THEN, while I’m talking to the shower guy about what sort of shower head I need to buy, a limb falls off the tree and (thank GOD) missed the screen enclosure by an inch and I burned a hole in my new patio rug.

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OOOOOOOO!!!  the flooring guy JUST called and said  “Hey, you little whiner.. you got your way.  I’ll be there tomorrow” 


In other news, I got my period and have no bathrooms.  So, there’s that.

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19 Responses to "Tilers and plumbers and floorers…Oh my! (alternate title: My stupid day)"

  1. Ann says:

    Holy Hell… Go to the Marriott… please. Take the family. or better yet, go alone and send the kids to your mom’s.
    You don’t have to stay living there while that hell is going on! Especially whilst on the rag.

    1. Hot Mess Mom says:

      We r booked at JW for the weekend;)

  2. Kelly says:

    I’m coming in June. Really. How many Buddha butts should I bring? :giggle:

    1. liese says:

      KMB to the rescue!!

      1. Kelly says:

        Liese, have you decided if you’re coming with?

        1. Hot Mess Mom says:

          WHAT the WHAT?? is she coming to Fla too? oh hells bells y’all!! ;)

          1. Liese says:

            Since HMM sounds so excited, what are the dates? I was going to surprise her KMB!!

          2. Kelly says:

            I’m trying to get her to ride with me! I’m driving.

          3. Kelly says:

            June 23rd! Sorry I ruined the surprise, you didn’t tell me that part. :/. I’m a loser. I’ll buy you a drink.

  3. Brittany says:

    I want your life. It is always something interesting. I’m sure you’re stressed – but I love reading your posts.

  4. Sarah says:

    Thank you for showing me that all the shit that is going on in my house while preparing for my MIL to visit for 3 weeks does not actually suck, your situation sucks. You win.
    Trying to think of the silver lining to all of this……it makes for good writing material.

  5. Julie says:

    I just want to know how you found contractors who can at least appreciate, if not share, your sick sense of humor! I can’t ever get one to crack a smirk, nevermind call me a little whiner or offer to bring me smokes.

    It has to get better someday, right?

  6. Remember me? says:

    I have missed your snarky brilliance!

  7. Bron says:

    Yeah sounds like a real shitty situation! At least you can laugh about it later. There must be alot of funked up shit going on around here lately. We are a city over and our house has gone to hell in a hand basket . Thanks for the laugh. Hope it gets worked out soon :))

  8. OMG.. I am sending you a big virtual hug! Renovations suck… BUT it will be awesome when it done AND you have so much blog fodder… never forget that… AND clearly a smokes delivery guy, not everyone has that you know!
    But I do empathise… yes I spelled it with an ‘s’.. I’m an Aussie what are you gonna do

  9. I think we’ve synced our cycles. I got my period yesterday.

    And HOW have you not punched any babies yet??? This post had me snorting with laughter and only feeling moderately sorry for your suffering; that’s how funny you are. (But seriously take pics when all that shit is done and post them,so we can see how awesome everything turns out.)

  10. Momarchy Ladies says:

    When I saw your texts to your contractor Doug, I was on the same level of wonder as Julie as to where you found him?! I don’t think many of us are lucky to find one that shares our same sense of humor. All I can say is that I truly hope the stuff clogging number one’s shower IS soap scum. My thoughts are prayers go out to your yard.

  11. scottie Knost says:

    I am guessing being called a “little whiner” was not quite as offensive as it could’ve been considering it was coming from the floor guy. :)

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