The construction saga continues, and low it is not good. Last week I wrote about wanting to help the family of my wife by redoing their bathroom for them. New tiles, toilet, sink a light with switch, raised ceiling height, etc. Last week, I told you how I wish I had been there to supervise it, and YOU ALL WARNED ME about doing this from 8,000 miles away. Well, as it turns out, they decided to go against what I TOLD them to do, and tore down a wall. Seriously? What are they thinking? This was supposed to be a simple remodel with some new fixtures and tiles, and now they’ve torn down an entire wall!? They didn’t tell me either, I had to find out the hard way. Why have you run out of concrete block? There was plenty before?! Oh, well that is because we have torn down the back wall for you! For me? I don’t remember asking you to tear it down, and certainly never TOLD you to tear down that wall. Maybe they were confusing me for Ronald Reagan? I jest, but at this moment, I am pretty angry.I just got off the old video chat on the computer and “had words” with them. I told them to either reign in their spending or they would get nothing more from me on the project. Extra things would be done, and they could go without a lot. At this point, I am so frustrated with their ideas of what is necessary and what they want that I don’t know what to do with myself. I know some pretty rich people, and they don’t have the style of toilets and sinks that they were wanting to buy. What is wrong with a simple white toilet and sink? Why does it have to be hand painted and detailed like the throne of a Queen? I say queen, because it was VERY girly, and flowery. That’s just added expense that is not going to last in luster and will quickly fade and look horrible. I think it’s the kid in a candy store complex! This is part two to this article. I had to take a couple of days off to recover from may have been an ulcer that developed after hearing of them removing a perfectly good wall. I’ve talked with my mother-in-law and my brother-in-law and we’ve decided to go ahead and enclose the walls again, put on a new roof since it was removed, and get it back into a functional state. At a time in which I am at the location, and able to supervise, construction will cease upon closing of the house to the elements and getting the bathroom in FUNCTIONAL order. Finishes will take place upon my arrival. Oh man… if anyone ever thinks about taking on such a venture from so far away, I hope and pray they are able to find this article beforehand and DON’T start the project!!! At this time, I THINK I am going to be able to breath a little sigh, and pray to God that this finishes quickly. MY brother-in-law is donating his time to finish the project, so that is going to help out a lot. If I ever think about doing this again, someone please, PLEASE, reach through this internet thing that Al Gore invented and smack me! Until next time, paalam, ingat, and God bless.
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