Move-in remodel round 1: In which we were defeated by shipping and hoses

meganfinley   January 29, 2016   Comments Off on Move-in remodel round 1: In which we were defeated by shipping and hoses

The dust has settled on the move-in renovation, and shall be swept away soon… until round two. Yes, the break in the reno is only temporary because, although the back of the house has been torn up and put back together, it can’t be totally finished right now.

Wherever you are, vanity, I hope someone's taking care of you and lovingly using you to wash their body parts.

Wherever you are, vanity, I hope someone’s taking care of you and lovingly using you to wash their body parts.

Did you know that it’s possible for a shipping company to completely lose a double sink vanity. A big one. Or, as the Home Depot gal put it, when Mike explained the situation: “How’d they lose something that’s big!? That’s 300 pounds!… Some people would kill to be able to lose 300 pounds that easily.”

Did you also know that, when you order your closet doors from Home Depot, you should probably specify where you want them delivered. And if you don’t, they will be delivered to the Home Depot from whence they were ordered. And when you don’t have a truck to transport them because you’re both writers who live in LA and why-in-the-hell would we drive trucks, that you’ll be sans closet doors for a while?

And did you know that custom closets can take up to a month to be installed once their ordered?

Did you ever think about the fact that you’d have to order special extra long washer and dryer hoses, if your washer and dryer need to be installed in an extra deep closet?

Did you also know that changing the hardware in a shower is not as easy as exchanging a face plate and screwing on a new spout?

We know all these things NOW. We did not know them last week.

So right now there’s just a giant empty space one one side of our room, where our clothes should be…

Our brand new totally useless closet area. ;)

Our brand new totally useless closet area. ;)

There is a washer and a dryer sitting on the rug in the office…

Our brand new, totally useless washer and dryer.

Our brand new, totally useless washer and dryer.

And our master bathroom has shower and a toilet, but no sink…

Also useless.

Also useless.

But at least we’re sleeping in the bedroom again. And it’s a lovely shade of grey.

Now cross your fingers that it’s THIRD TIME’S A CHARM with the washer and dryer installation today, because we are down to the dregs of our clean clothes (although we both may be wearing dirty socks at the moment — don’t look too closely, k?).