Dead Lines

Not all bloggers are journalists or opinion makers, and not all feel the need to comment or express and opinion about everything said or done in the world. As a writer, much of my day is devoted to just that: developing plots, writing dialogue, rounding up pesky adverbs and corralling them, reading finished draft chapters aloud to the family dog, or editing other peoples work so that they can meet their deadlines.

As a consequence, that leaves a lot of Dead Lines in the blog.

It never fails:
Be on deadline to finish a manuscript or complete editing a story, and the next moment you will find yourself embroiled in a controversy or facing disaster.

In this case it is the incredible leaking bathroom. Searching for the source of the wetness required removing flooring, which in turn revealed rotting wood of the sub-standard kind, so the obvious choice was to gut the room and rebuild it from the floor up. That meant new tile, a new shower, new cabinetry, new plumbing and electrical fixtures, etc…

Well, the tear out work is mostly finished.

We’re waiting;
1) for the plumber to come and move pipes
2) the HVAC guy to come out and move/install new duct work
3) for the recycler to come and remove the old loose insulation ….

So that we can take the ceilings down and…

4) The electrician can come and and rewire the room.

Then we can
2) put in the new subfloor and put down the new tile,
3) put up walls and ceiling and new pocket door wall,
4) texture and paint walls and ceiling,
5) install new electrical fixtures and lights,
6) install the new vanity (if it ever gets here)
7) install pocket doors (if they ever get here)
8) put in the new shower
9) reinstall the toilet and sink

… and if it’s done by Christmas I shall be amazed.

The original plan called for it to be done in eight weeks, which of course was eight weeks ago.

…and HoHoHo… No! I don’t even want to think about the finished cost.


About Gwendolyn McIntyre

Author, editor, businesswoman, musician, lover of jazz and horses. Chief investigator of all things that go BUMP in the night.
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