Monday, March 28, 2011

two big, exciting, wonderful announcements

Remember back before I decided to take my bloggy break? The bathroom plans we were making? Well, after much deliberation, it became sufficiently clear to us that Sam just was not going to have the time to remodel the bathroom this winter. Or this spring. We did some calculations and figured it would take 10 to 12 Friday night/ all day Saturday combos to get anywhere near done, and that was if he worked every single Saturday, all day long. Which, as you probably know, doesn't happen very easily. We do actually have things we do on Saturdays now and then besides house stuff.

Anyway, the long and short of it is we have excellent news for you. We've decided to hire out the work for the children's bathroom. "T", a gentleman from another area church, estimates he'll get the work done in about 10 or so days. He's done work for quite a few of our friends before, and his price was soooo good. Done deal, friends. Done deal! :)

I'm excited. Like, really excited. I have a bathtub, pedestal sink, toilet, and several smaller boxes of things like lighting, sink fixtures, etc. all waiting in the garage right now. Pumped! And, today...check it out :)

Crazy stuff, huh? They did all of that today while Sam was at work! He did come home at lunch to check a few things with them and to make sure a few bases were covered, but I'm so glad this whole project is off his shoulders. It seems like it will be nice for him to enjoy something new in the house without the stress and strain of DIY, for once. We can't afford to hire T for everything, but this project is certainly worth it!

The other big project I have to share with you will take much longer to complete. We're thinking at least another 5 and 1/2 months. It's by far our favorite kind, though. Here's a pic!

Our estimated completion date is September 27th :)

More soon!


Renae said...

Couldn't wait to comment. How very exciting for you!! For all of you. Wow. Better get that work done soon huh? Congrats, really, that's so awesome!!

Stephen and Larissa said...

Oh my goodness! Congratulations! I'm excited for you. I know you had said previously that you were hoping for another little one. :)

Elisa @ What the Vita said...

Congratulations!!! I'm expecting, too.. so exciting! :) xo

Gabriella said...

I always get so excited for pregnant women! Congratulations! xo

Jacci said...

Thanks, guys! All of your comments really made me smile this morning :) As Baby grows, I'll be sure to throw in a few of those "progress" pics amongst the paint and fabric shots, for you. lol. i'm so HUGE for just 14 weeks, but I guess that's how it goes with #5.

Elisa - hooray!!! That's so exciting :) I'll have to hop over to your blog pronto!


Valerie said...

Congratulations on baby!

I'm excited to see the bathroom when it turns out, even though it's not a DIY project.

Deb said...

Congratulations to you! My daughter is expecting her first baby around the same time. Good idea to hire someone for the bathroom reno.

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

how exciting!!!! congrats on both of your fabulous projects!!!

and thanks for the great feedback today...I had no idea you even read my blog!! *flattered*