I wrote about the myriad issues with that bathroom here, and the weirdness continues.
First, it was a HUGE step for DL to admit he didn't have time to tackle this on his own. So we called in a contractor who is also a neighbor around the corner, and we had had him take a look at the space. Things I knew I wanted:
*a bathtub deeper than 12 inches.
*a great sink
*appropriate (1940s) materials
We had already stolen space from the guest room for an alcove in which to put the tub, so our floor plan was pretty open. We did not want to move the toilet, because it would have been a huge hassle and expense. The contractor came over, I told him what I wanted, and we secured the loan.
And the contractor never contacted us again.
I e-mailed twice; the first time (after two weeks) he said he needed a few more days to put together the bid package; the second time he said he was looking forward to working with me and he'd get right back to me. ('Okay,' I thought to myself. 'It's Thanksgiving and he's busy.') But we were on a schedule to get this sucker done before March 1 and I couldn't diddle around. DL finally gave him one last call, but we never heard back.
This is not the way to do business, folks.
So DL took matters into his own hands and decided to begin the job himself. He hired a tile guy and a plumber and ripped the whole room out when I was gone. (Honestly, it was a darn good think I was gone because I probably would have killed him. I would have been completely exonerated because my lawyer would have gotten an all-female jury of my peers, 'peers' meaning women who have lived through their husbands' never-ending DIY, like the world's smallest bathroom that should have taken 3 months but it took him OVER A YEAR. Murder? No. A little something I like to call justifiable homicide.)
Anyway, we have some great tile picked out, we have a crazy cool sink, and the tub is deep enough for DL to soak in, and he displaces a lot more water than I. Our fixtures are beautiful.
But I'm placing bets on how long this sucker is going to drag out. Any takers?