Done, just in time for Thanksgiving
We finally have our home back. Several weeks ago, we redid our guest bathroom. This was mostly done in a week, but we had to wait for a few finishing touches. While we waited, the guest bedroom was a mess with all the bathroom stuff strewn about.
During the bathroom redo, the main water shut-off valve broke. It took an hour for the township to shut the water off from the street. In the meantime, there was a bucket brigade from the blown valve to a sump pump on the other side of the basement. The bucket brigade saved any major damage, but the carpet was toast, and it took a week of fans and dehumidification to dry out the basement.
While we were waiting for the basement to dry out, and for new carpeting, and for a few bathroom finishing touches, the Townhouse Association decided it was time for our unit to get a new roof and gutters. Because of the pounding on the roof, we were warned to take down all pictures and take breakables off any shelves. For the next few weeks, we had pictures and tchotchkes off the wall and on the floor, a guest bedroom strewn with bathroom stuff, an unusable guest bathroom, and a musty basement waiting to dry out and get new carpet. During this time we had people on the roof and around the upstairs windows, carpet installers (apparently carpeters is not a word...it should be) in the basement, and contractors in the guest bathroom.
Finally, just in time for our Thanksgiving feast on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, the roof and gutters were done, new carpet was in the basement (and much of our upstairs while we were at it), the guest bathroom completed, pictures and tchotchkes were back in place, and the guest bedroom cleared of bathroom stuff. We had a boatload of friends and relatives for the annual feast and the house was finished and back to normal just in time.
Carpets are boring, a roof and gutters are just a roof and gutters, but here is the bathroom upgrade.
New Bathroom Floor
New Oversized Bathtub
New Bathroom vanity