i hate this game.

You know, “The Home Repair Game.” I’m no good at it. I never win.

broken shower

broken shower2

At first, only one tile was missing. The plastic and the duck tape were our attempt to postpone the repair for a few weeks.

It’s been a few weeks.

I’ve been trying to select tile. FirstHusband and I agree it should be “tan.” That’s as far as we got with the decision making process. After that, all tan looks the same to me. I’m trying to care, really I am, but seriously. Tan is tan.

I’m not even going to acknowledge the water damage behind the tile. I’m still in denial.

9 thoughts on “i hate this game.

  1. I’m in the midst of flipping two houses. I can hear that tan conversation running through my head as if it was my husband and I speaking to each other.

    As for the water damage…ummm How’s that bank account looking? No really, it might not be that bad. It might be old, old damage. Is this on the second floor?

    Pick out some tile that you really like and pretend it’s tan.

    Have a great day!

    Kristin – Actually it is probably old damage. In 2000 (when I was three months pregnant with PinkGirl), we had a leak in a bathroom immediately above this one. At the time, it soaked a 12 foot radius, upstairs and down. It took 18 months to complete, but I got a new kitchen, two new bathrooms and all new carpet and flooring. We were always told there was no damage behind this bathroom wall, but I was never really convinced. (by JSM)

  2. Tan….Tan…. Where’s the life there? I’d like to see people use more white with stone accents. It is cost effective, matches lots of decor items and looks so much richer than TAN. Don’t worry about what’s behind it all, this type of damage occurs in almost every home in America. Just worry about what towels are going to match your tile and leave the rest to me. As for the last comment, Sometimes the damage can be costly but who cares how old the damage is as far as I’m concerned the damage is here and now. Let me know how much MyFavoriteClient/YourFirstHusband (edited by JSM) wants to do (If anything). I will try and break free and come look. Don’t fret over this. It will all be over soon.


    Kendall – Okay, FavoriteContractor, I trust you. (by JSM)

  3. Seriously Julie…I feel your pain on that one…we have a shower room “problem” that is starting to grow and hubby is not exactly the most “handy” man (technically and logically thinking yes, handy, not so much!). Sorry about the yucky stuff!

  4. Oh boy,looks like you are in for some fun times all the way around. I hate choosing the color of tile. I think tan is a real fine place to start! : )

    Audra – I’m actually leaning toward a more “goldish” tan with muted garnet accents. My “Nole” is showing – as in Florida State Seminoles. (by JSM)

  5. Oh I too have failed in the home repair game. Hubby is not a home repair guy, and I would be more into it,but who has time. Well, the duct tape and plastic looked nice, why not just stick with that! 🙂

    Sandy – I am my father’s daughter. Duck tape and plastic are working fine so far. We just got a bigger piece of plastic and more duct tape. 🙂 Unfortunately, this is the best shower in the house and we all use it, so when it actually “goes down” for repair and tile replacement, we will all be anxiously waiting for the final result. (by JSM)

  6. A bigger piece of plastic and more duct tape. That’s funny. I just put in white subway tile in the tub surround with a row of 4″ square tiles in a blue, watery blue. It sort of looks like glass tile (which is what I initially wanted – but the $$$ turned me off) and it looks so nice. I’m shocked at how much I love this classic look (the subway tile) with a twist. It’s not tan lol

    I can’t wait to see how this turns out. It sounds like you got most of the damage repaired, so this damage is probably not structurally a problem.

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