My contractor said he was waiting on the rest of the bathroom until the shower comes. Then he'll finish the ceiling and the walls in the shower area. Unfortunately, I couldn't convince my husband and contractor to work after their day jobs during the week the shower will be in, so I think we're looking at the 3rd week in August before it will completely done. That's walls, ceiling, texture and paint. I have to repaint part of my bedroom also since we moved the door and had to tear out the whole wall. I keep hoping I'll get a phone call from my shower vendor telling me it came in early. Sure, that'll happen.
Oh well, it's not like we're going anywhere. The whole cost of this has grounded us for the rest of the summer. And with my older daughter's job and pulling the house back together, I probably don't have any business going anywhere anyway.
Now I have company coming for a couple days. A college friend who lives in Chicago and her kids are stopping by. She's here for a high school reunion and is going to come by to visit. She's one of those kinds of friends I don't have to worry about the state of my house, although at the moment we'd be hard pressed to function with the state that it's currently in.
After I'm done writing, I will reload the cabinets in the bathroom and begin to wrangle all the screws that have been scattered hither and yon. I'm rather baffled over the screws; I know they took down a wall, but I thought walls were usually nailed.
Now that I think about it, my father was the one who installed the original shower and wall and when he built something he built it so it would withstand any natural disaster. So I guess it's not surprising I'm left with several hundred screws. It's just a reminder of my father's continuous presence in my life. He'll have been gone 11 years in October.
I'm sure he's looking down on the project and complaining to God how long it's taking. But I don't think even God couldn't make the manufacturer go faster.
There are just some things in life we can't change. It will make it all the sweeter when it's done.