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August 29, 2011


 

For the last two weeks this little house has been under construction. Now let me start by saying that while a construction project is always exciting and exhilarating when you plan it and before it starts, once it is under way it royally sucks. You might be able to tell that, no, I have not done this before. And yes, I have never done this before with a toddler.

That being said, it has been a L-O-N-G two weeks. Our tiny house has one full bathroom and a half bath. The main bathroom is in the middle of the house (where you would expect it to be, really!) and this is what got the remodel. This house was built in 1960 and I honestly believe the bathroom may never have had a full remodel since then. We were having a mold problem where every two weeks I would clean it off and every two weeks it would grow back. Not exactly ideal bathing conditions! This tiny space was gutted down to the studs and fully remodeled. Since this is our only bath we were shower-less for a week and a half. During that time the family went to the grandparent’s house for dinner and baths.

I believe the hardest part of the construction process was dealing with a cranky, napless toddler. This little one likes to sleep in his own bed and for a long, long time. Unfortunately, with the drilling and the hammering, drywalling and tub install – this was not an option. Everyday I packed a cooler for us both and managed to keep outside the home for the full day – which meant napping in the car or stroller (not a good idea for this little one) and long, long days with no downtime for this Momma.

Needless to say, I will be happy when this is all over. By midweek we should be completely done and (yay!!) have a brand spanking new bath!!

 

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