Archive for May 30th, 2006

2 holes = 1 Bathroom

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

On Thursday I broke our toilet tank. How you ask….very carefully. The toilet was running so I jiggled the handle…it kept running, so I then took up the lid to see what was the matter…not that I could really tell but I figured if I jiggled stuff around maybe it would stop. Well while jiggling stuff the lid slipped into the tank and broke a hole into the bottom of the tank….water started gushing out the bottom and water kept coming in through teh hose on top. Jon got the water turned off, I grabbed towels and he started scooping water from the tank to the sink with a container that use to hold my cotton balls.

Flash forward to Yesterday. We figured maybe we could just buy a tank to go with the toilet. Jon went and bought one. The problem being they didn’t have any 10 inch rough in toilet tanks. Our house of course is weird and not the standard twelve inch rough in for the sewer line. Anyways it didn’t fit so he took it back and asked about getting a ten inched ordered. The people mentioned how he should get a toilet too, because they’re not really interchangeable. So now we need a whole new toilet for me dropping the lid into the tank. We think the tank porcelain had been weakened though. The blue toilet cleaner drop in things for keeping the bowl clean, or rather the water is blue as to disguise a dirty bowl, they’re bad for the tank and the porcelain had a blue stain clear through it. When we had the plumber over to work on the toilets she mentioned how they were horrible for the toilets and sewer and to never use them. They were in from the previous owner. Anyways. Jonathan decided he would remove the toilet so as to be prepared for getting a new one. So now we have no toilet in the master bath. Our first hole. (I’ve covered it with a bag, so as to not see the ugly hole, but you can still hear the sewer gargle at times…gross.)

Our second hole is in the guest bathroom. It’s the wall of the shower…our project of drying out the frame and wood behind the shower wall. We just haven’t figured out how were going to fix it. (We basically know what we need to do it’s a matter of getting the materials and doing it, and doing it correctly at that.) This is really our first hole… it’s been there since January or so.

So we have a working toilet in the guest bathroom but no shower and we have no toilet in the master bath with a shower. It’s a crazy house. I guess it’s good that we have two bathrooms, is just that we have never had two fully fucntional bathrooms since we’ve moved in.

We may have to put new linoleum down in the master bath because when Jon took the toilet off some of the caulking was still there (it had seeped under the toilet) and there are now some tears in the linoleum and it was lifted a little of the floor. We were planning on doing this in the guest bathroom, but not the master. So our remodeling is coming a little sooner than expected and in a different bathroom than expected. We’ll see where life takes us on this.

They say remodeling bathrooms is where people get the highest return for their money. I mean it’s the grossest place in the house so if you spend a couple thousand putting new stuff in, your home price can go up a few thousand and people will like the bathrooms more and be more likely to feel comfortable with the house and buying it. When you remodel other rooms, even the kitchen, you usually just break even with what you put in and how much it helps your equity.

Anyhow….The home owning adventure continues.

My Birthday

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Well I am now 23 years old. I’ll have to adjust to the age change. It seems that it takes about six months for me to remember the new age. When I was engaged (this would have been in December or so that year ) I said how I would be turning 18 in May and some of the girls teased me about Jon getting a real young one and it not being legal…since that would make me 17 and engaged.

Anyways, it was a great weekend. Jon did all the dishes.. or tried to keep up with them. It seems that we were overrun with dishes. I think it started Wednesday when we had the elders over. I had tons to do but I only got one load done on Thursday, and then Friday my birthday weekend began… so I didn’t do any dishes. Jon was a sweetheart and never complained about them.

It was a great weekend full of fun with my loved ones, cake.. we still have so much cake, and Del taco. I love Del Taco, plus their chicken soft taco’s are only $0.79 so it was a cheap dinner.

I went to a party Friday night and saw some friend’s from high school. It was strange to be married at a party full of single people, really it was for single people, but my friends were all so happy to see me. It was tons of fun to catch up and see them. We went to IHOP for some food. I went mostly because the people I knew were going and it would be easier to talk.

Saturday we relaxed. I did a DI run. Boy does it fell good to get rid of stuff. Though you can hardly tell. We got rid of tons of clothes and then some odds and ends. I still feel overrun with stuff, but maybe now I can make new DI piles.

Sunday was church and FHE at the parents.

Monday my friend Kristi came over for lunch. She and I have known each other since high school and it was tons of fun to catch up with her. Monday night we went to the Grand Lux Cafe inside the Venetian with a couple from our ward. He’s a manager there and we’ve been trying to go, but it wasn’t until this weekend, a week before they move to Dallas TX, that we were finally able to get together with them. The food was delicious. Jon and I then went shopping at the Las Vegas outlet malls near downtown. We found sandals for Jon. My one goal was to get Jon a pair of shoes or sandals. I was disappointed because I couldn’t find any cute black slip on’s or flip flops. I need some to go with my new shirts that are black. It’s hard when you looking for something kinda specific but you can’t find anything. I want a casual black slip on but not dressy, maybe a little sporty, but not too sporty… is that too much to ask?!?! Anyways we only went to one shop that I was able to look at shoes because of the time. I’ll have to hit the mall sometime.

It was a great weekend. I wish it didn’t have to end.

Other news

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Eden now has three teeth, though the forth may have broken in this morning I just haven’t checked. Her top left front tooth has come in, and been there for about a week. She’s not a very grumpy baby when she’s teething. She takes after Lilah, it was only the first one that ever bothered Lilah. Eden has never been too bothered by any of the teething yet. Maybe a little more needy, but she’s still pretty much herself and happy. She’s continue to grows and gets bigger everyday.

Lilah has less than a month before she’s three. I can’t believe I have nearly have a three year old. It makes me a little sad, but happy. She tons of fun and a great sister.

Andrea also has less than a month before her and Brien move to Ely, Nevada. I’m so sad. I’m really going to miss them and we’ll try to visit, but we’re not much for traveling except family reunions. We have one in August in Delta Utah so we’re thinking we may come back through Ely and see them and visit the Great Basin Nation Park since it’s only an hour away. I love them both so much, and the girls adore them, so I’ll be sad. Plus we’re losing some babysitters.;)