I had been thinking about it for some time. I detested that bathroom. Even after I’d toothbrush cleaned it, it felt dirty! So after dealing with an outdated, mold infested, countertop peeling, mirror corroding bathroom it was time.
We had been talking about remodeling since the day we moved in, some 4 years prior. The tiny walk space made it feel cramped. The configuration was just bad. It was not welcoming, the bathtub surround was so old and cracked it did not come clean. It needed help! Even if we took it down to the bones it was a small space but surely we could do SOMETHING. Finally the day came!
We began by gutting the room, back to the 2 x 4’s and plumbing. Then we moved under the house and removed the plumbing. That was a bold move. But I had complete confidence in my hubby’s skills. Did I say this remodel was supposed to take one week. Actually it was two weeks just under the house alone. My aching back, literally!
I actually dreamed I received the most wonderful back massage. But awoke from the dream to discover I was still in ownership of that same aching, pinched back I had been crawling around on hands, elbows and knees with!
I have this ability to figure things out, or as Steve calls it, “You can see things I can’t.” As Steve puzzled over geometry questions about plumbing I’m just trying not to explode with a helpful comment. I notice things. So I just quietly project into the joists, “If the angle needs to be (such and such) it makes sense to me that we would (thus and so). And eureka, it works! This skill is not perfect, and I cannot pull it out of a hat, it’s an inner observation, a gut feeling, a hope against hope, then again its faith at its best. I know He helps me! This skill does not work well while angry, frustrated, judging or pissed off.
Why I would love to tell you of MY skill, but it’s not at all mine, its a gift! And I have over the years (and they are many) discovered I can be the best help to myself and others by not going to that icky place but staying in a place of peace and tranquility.
Yes the bathroom remodel is behind us and I enjoy just walking into that room and just looking at it. The new crisp lines, the placement of the fixtures, the wide open space, its lovely and just what I had envisioned. People walk in and comment over its spacious feeling, its bright and cheerful, welcoming light!
Ultimately I thank God and that still small voice Who helps me out so many of life’s challenges, even the plumbing ones.
Awe, now that’s much better!
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