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I have finally painted our bathroom (not the usual shower room but a bathroom up the hall I like to call mine, since the rest of the family almost never enters it). In fact, it is rarely used so I decided to rip out the crappy plumbing job we had done a few years back to fit in a temporary shower over the bath. I have tried and tried to explain to my husband that I didn't want the shower back in, I didn't want the flappy shower curtains and I didn't want the shower lining on the wall... tried... tried... he just kept harping on about the shower head, the shower fitting, the lack of shower holder not included by the tiler. aaaaaargh
FINALLY I have what I want, tiles back on the wall, no shower, no curtains, no curtain track, just a bath that knows it's a bath again. I'm creating an old Chinese style in there with heavy cream walls and dark wood. I did plan shoji style tiles, fairly big creamy tiles with dark grout in between but the tiler did white grout while I was away at a conference. I came back two nights later and tried to tell him what I had asked for and he had a massive MASSIVE tantrum, yelling and shouting and finally rushing into the bathroom and hacking out the grout like a lunatic, shouting and cutting with a sharp instrument. I had to practically scream at him to stop. We calmed him down enough to repair the mad cutting he'd just done and we paid him off fast and he scrammed. It was nuts! Whether it was because he'd forgotten what I asked for or was annoyed that I told him he should have done what I asked for, not what he thought was best, I don't know... but it was rather exciting. Crazy Viet plumber with Irish name on the warpath!

I also painted one of our kitchen walls bright (and I mean bright) lime green. I'll take a photo in the light tomorrow. When Steve gets back (he's been away all week) it's going to be a surprise *snort* a big surprise. You can't see it unless you're actually in the kitchen so it won't clash with the house.

Can I tell you how much I love the holiday break? I love it love it love it love it. I almost feel human again.


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Oct. 3rd, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC)
Portuguese workmen wouldn't even apologise or try to alter things. They decide what's best for you... As a result, we daren't let anyone do anything when we're not there!! Your bathroom sounds lovely.
Oct. 4th, 2013 06:29 am (UTC)
Heee, I'll admit, your crazy!plumber story had me laughing...

Enjoy your holiday--certainly sounds like you're keeping busy, but painting can be fun. I don't usually like doing it, but I like the end result--at least, you see that the work has been done.
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