Renovation Update Week 10

Plumbing end

Jason’s artistic photo of something he was trying to remove. He sent me armed with this and several other photos to Home Depot, where the knowledgable sales associate was thrilled to have pictures.

The House

After last week’s flurry of activity, it felt good to have a light weekend. I was out of town for most of it (Jason’s first solo overnight with two kids was declared a success!), and then we decided to do some pumpkin picking with the kids, clean up our trashed house, and it was Jason’s weekend to go to his friend’s for their Homeowner’s Co-op.

While I was in Cleveland, during naps and after bedtime, Jason caulked the tub surround, replaced the broken pump in the washing machine, and wired and installed the fan/light combo fixture. He’s a show off 🙂

Laundry Room

  • Clean
  • Move things back in

Move radiator lines

  • Move living room radiator
  • Move 2nd floor bedroom pipes

Allegheny Millwork-Andy

  • Call with measurements for estimates
  • Order stairs


  • Finish mud
  • Prime (Christi)
  • Install door
  • Bathtub surround
  • Bathtub plumbing/faucets/shower
  • Vent/fan
  • Paint vanity (Christi)
  • Install vanity, contact paper on bottom shelf
  • Medicine cabinet
  • Lights & outlets
  • Trim
  • Paint trim (Christi)
  • Paint (Christi)
  • Clean fixtures & floor (Christi)-bathtub cleaned!
  • Install hand-held sprayer, shower curtain/rings/rod, toilet paper holder, hand towel/reg towel bars, robe hooks, washcloth holder(s), shelf, and some kind of wall-mount cabinet. Also need to find: bath caddy for shower head, something to hold 4 washcloths, bath mats, and a garbage can.

2nd floor bathroom

  • Plan
  • Build separation wall in kitchen

Donate old doors and windows

Paint back wall of house (christi)


  • Living Room
  • Dining Room
  • Blocking


  • Make plan
  • Plan reviewed by electrician
  • Install Boxes
  • Run wires


OSB Walls



The Money

Grand total of $37.13 on new knobs for the vanity, many roller covers, and caulk for the tub surround.

The Kids

Nothing new here.

The Lovebirds

Nothing to report. I mean, we’re stil in love, but that’s not news, right 🙂


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Jason on October 16, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Jason’s Lesson Learned:
    Replace the leaky tub faucet fixture BEFORE putting up the wall board. For the record, I thought I could simply rebuild the existing faucet, but later found that I had an un-identifiable faucet that did not match any off-the-shelf rebuild kits.

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