Day 2 of Bath Crashers started with a bang- quite literally, as we heard a loud noise which resulted in this in our Dining Room:
Yep, that huge hole in our ceiling is where one of our contractors slipped and fell through the floor. Well, he didn't fall all the way... fortunately for us (and unfortunately for him) he had one foot on either side of a floor joist, so his jewels broke the fall. (Sorry Tom!) By this point we weren't all that shaken though, cause see that bucket on the table? That's from the flood that came through our Dining Room light the previous evening due to a pretty massive water leak upstairs. Unfortunately it took the life of our PA's computer that was positioned directly below. You could definitely say we've had a little bad luck, so we're all crossing our fingers that these things don't come in threes. The Hubs and I aren't all that concerned though, because before lunch they already had it patched up and looking like this:
They promised to have it all textured and patched by the end of shooting, so we're not too worried. Besides, if we were worried about holes in the walls, then we would definitely be worried about this:
Recognize our Laundry Room? They had to cut some pretty large holes in the wall to wire up some new electrical there on the right, and that box on the left is our new laundry shoot, which is one of my favorite features so far. There's still a lot to do to patch, frame and set up a catch basket for the shoot, but I'm so excited to have an easy and quick way to get our dirty clothes from the Master Bedroom to the Laundry. For the bathroom side, Matt and I spent sometime with a little DIY project creating the laundry shoot door.
I'm a little nervous about how they plan to edit this segment for the show, because things went a little awry. I think Matt's plan for the segment was to build the frame, and make some good TV while teaching the girl how to run some power tools. We probably should have told him that I know my way around a chop saw, table saw and Kreg Jig, because he was definitely not expecting my aptitude. In fact, he took it a little personally, and I'm pretty sure he used the word, "demasculinize." It didn't help that he kept having minor malfunctions in the project, and I couldn't help but point them out. (Nobody puts Baby in a corner.) I stuck up for handy-women every where and tried to explain that there were plenty of women in the world that knew how to run power tools, but apparently he's never met any. Before I knew it he had Jason out there and they were commiserating about how terrible it is to have a girl better at home improvement than they were. It was pretty funny, but I'm not going to lie, it would have been nice if the story line didn't have to be, "Girl can actually run power tools." Someday, right ladies?
Then things got really crazy when the crane showed up. Our new neighbors must think that we are completely nutzo, because we basically shut down the block for an hour while we air-lifted 10 huge, 300 lb, custom closet cabinets from the street from the Master Bedroom Deck. The first one had me holding my breath, but after the second we were on a roll.
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UPDATE: Follow our whole Bath Crashers Experience Here:Bath Crashers- What it was Really Like