Keeping Them Safe

I love that when a dozen teenage girls spend the night I don’t hear a thing.

Baby Girl and Sweet Miss (when she’s home from school) have their own apartment over the garage with two bedrooms, a bath, and a full kitchen. Sometimes being removed from the main level of the house, means me and the Mr don’t pay a lot of attention to this area.

So a few weeks ago when the girls and I were sprucing up the hangout room, I was shocked to hear this horrible sound. When I asked if they were running their dishwasher, they told me the sink doesn’t drain very well. Huh? Sounds like it doesn’t drain at all.

Then over dinner, Baby Girl told Sweet Miss not to move the shower door because if she did it’d fall on her. Well that sounds safe.

So in the interest of keeping large glass doors from maiming our children, the Mr got busy last weekend. He had bought replacement doors, but first he wanted to see if maybe it was simply a worn out wheel our broken part. Come to find out, the old door was the wrong size and the plastic kit to make it fit had broken. The former owner was a builder by trade. Sometimes I wonder if he just had something extra from a job, and decided to use it here or there around this place.

So the Mr pulled out the doors, and in a few short hours, with just one trip to the hardware store, he had a new, serviceable door installed in the girls’ shower.

Check out the heated towel rack. The shower door may fall on you, but at least you'll have a warm towel.

New Shower Doors

Check out the heated towel rack. The shower door may fall on you, but at least you’ll have a warm towel.

While their shower is now safe and shiny new, we all think of their old bathroom with a sigh of longing. It was just so pretty and serene.

This is how the stagers put it together. When the girls lived here, it was covered in random junk, but the beauty still shown through.

This is how the stagers put it together. When the girls lived here, it was covered in random junk, but the beauty still shown through.

The Mr did describe the tile in their current bathroom as hideous. That could be a clue that he has plans to replace it.

Of course there are a million and one things to be done downstairs. We have the hideous emerald to teal carpet to replace, filling in the sunken area around the fireplace, painting the walls, and buying new furniture. I think new tile upstairs is low on the list.

Tackled any bathroom upgrades lately? What’s on your wish list this holiday season?

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2 thoughts on “Keeping Them Safe

  1. Nope, I am good there, but I would like a new microwave as our just plain stopped last week. It is not a good idea to heat popcorn bags one right after the other without letting it cool completely……..that also goes for those bags filled with rice that we put on our aching places on our bodies. The thing is with the microwave it is a “combo” with the oven, and one does not work without the other. Plus it is 20 years old, and the new ones do not fit, and the price will be somewhere around $4000+taking the old one out and putting the new one in. Bah humbug, on unexpected expenses!

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