And so we labor

Hope your labor day weekend is going well! Ours has been...laborious.

We've cut out some bad spots in the bathroom subfloor (old rot and/or termite damage) and patched in with new wood. Its been a little bit frustrating because we have to leave the area around the toilet. The plumber left the cast iron pipe in. Once he's back to remove that I can replace that wood and we're moving.

In other areas we're going to go ahead and put down the vapor barrier and mortar/screw down the tile underlayment. We just cut a hole for the new floor register which is moving about 4 feet from where it was. I tweeted that I got mad jigsaw skills because it seems a lot like a sewing machine.

And here's something nice that happened: We walked into Lowe's yesterday with our materials list. We found the sawhorses and were about to start looking for everything else when Alli approached us and said "You guys have the look, can I help you find something?" She then proceeded to walk us around to get every single thing we needed. What's more, she helped a few other people on the way without ever breaking stride.

Management of the Lowe's in Roeland Park, Alli rocks, please note your file.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday everyone. I hope to have progress pictures soon!

9 comments:

Kathleen said...

Well, you sound very busy with that bathroom. I have a bathroom project coming up. Unexpected. The grout failed in our master bath shower - floor and walls - so we have to have it all regrouted. Not as much fun as getting new tile and an entirely new look, though.

Isn't it nice to get such good assistance at Lowes? I've always been happy shopping there. Home Depot could take lessons.

David said...

Good luck Kathleen, I hope that goes smoothly. And you're absolutely right about the Depot, theres rarely anyone around, and when you do find someone it's not often they're very helpful.

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

it seems everyone is taking the long weekend to do home projects.
you might enjoy this blog and especially this post from today!!!
(hilarious!)
http://optimismandwhitepaint.blogspot.com/

David said...

Thank you for that tip Anita, I like it a great deal, I'll be visiting him regularly!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

you're welcome!!!
glad you liked it.

Raina Cox said...

I'm crazed with reveal anticipation!

home before dark said...

Oh, the laborious labor daze! It's amazing what a slumping economy has done for the "outreach" at HD. Almost too much help. But then there is that call from Siberia on the overhead, "Assistance needed in the wooding cutting aisle." You could grow old waiting for that to happen. So looking forward to seeing the results of your labors.

David said...

I can't wait either, mostly so I don't have to walk across the house to brush my teeth. Our wall tile was backordered and was supposed to ship on the 3rd, hopefully it's moving down the highway.

shannon said...

sadly i am laoring, but not on my home. i am at work. retail...

can hardly wait for pics!