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It's always something!

December 13th, 2011 at 12:38 am

Last night I took my mom and sister out for a holiday dinner. I toasted that this week HAD to be better than last! Then I came home to a worried looking hubby.

And he showed me this.

Apparently, he leaned on the soap holder when he was picking up toys, it broke off and a giant chasm broke out of the wall. The soap dish is still in there somewhere! Ugh. So, instead of going to bed early and getting a good night's sleep, I spent the rest of the night trying to find a tiling person who wasn't booked until February. I managed to find a good one on Angie's list who had just had a cancellation.

And today, instead of getting ahead on work, I was meeting contractors and spending an hour in the tile shop picking out new tile (from a very limited supply of in-stock things.). Ugh. It's always something!

I'll be out another $1000 because of this.

10 Responses to “It's always something!”

  1. DeniseNTexas Says:

    Ugh! I'm so sorry.

  2. ceejay74 Says:

    Oh no! Our soapdish fell off last week, but none of the tiles around it. NT just stuck some tape around it until we have money/time to deal with it. Smile

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    Is it some sort of pre-holiday soap dish curse??? Too funny. My new shower will have no soap dish and no shelves. It'll be hubby proof.

  4. creditcardfree Says:

    Good call on the lack of a soap can always suction one to the wall!

    I hope the work goes fast.

  5. MonkeyMama Says:


  6. ceejay74 Says:

    I'm going to suggest to NT no soap dish in ours, just tile over the spot. Good thinking.

  7. Shiela Says:

    Wow $1K to fix it, that's quite a bit.

  8. ThriftoRama Says:

    The backerboard is rotted and needs to be replaced, so if we're going to pull more tiles out, we might as well put in a tile we like. We just decided to go for it, rather than do a patch job on an already mediocre system.

  9. laura Says:

    Back when my DH was dealing with my biological father's apartment buildings, this was the same situation that the tenant called him about. Because they did the damage, biological father wouldn't pay for it to be repaired. I don't know what they did or who they found.

    At least your money will get you tile that you like?!

  10. ThriftoRama Says:

    Now I'm thinking I just should have covered it and forgotten about it like Ceejay! Turns out we now have to hire a plumber because all of the old fixtures are corroded to the pipes and the tile guys can't get it off. AND there is a leak in the wall. And they can't get here until at least tomorrow. It's always more expensive and complicated than it should be!!!!

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