Our bathroom renovation has officially begun. It’s a pretty big project for us, bigger than anything else that we’ve taken on, but it’s pretty straightforward, and we’re lucky enough to have a good friend that has some experience with home improvement projects. Yesterday, my husband took down the plastic lining around the bathtub, exposed the drywall underneath and removed the window sill. We correctly expected that the drywall underneath the lining had begun to crumble and my husband was able to pull it out easily. Thankfully, the only wood that was rotted was the wood that supported the window sill. We’ve decided to pull down the entire plastic liner and possibly the remainder of the drywall. We bought a couple of sheets of drywall at home depot for $10/sheet. The largest problem is scheduling time to get this done, so we also bought plastic sheeting to line the bare walls so that we wont cause any damage while we work on this project.
Once we repair the walls we’re going to put up tile rather than the tacky plastic lining that was up before. There are a lot of really of expensive options, but we did find a few affordable patterns that are simple but nice, and I think they will be easier to clean than the fancy ones. I’m so thankful that we have our friend that can help us as this is a pretty daunting task, and he will help keep my husband on point. He’s become a pretty good addition to our circle as well. He’s a great friend to my husband and me, and has become like an uncle to my son. We’ve even been talking about having him come with us when we leave St. Augustine. He and my husband have been throwing around ideas about starting their own business, some kind of restaurant or food truck and that’s definitely not going to happen here.
I’ve started Zumba classes at my gym. This Tuesday was my third class and since I’ve started taking them I’ve lost 7.5lbs! It’s pretty exhausting and it has definitely impacted how often I work out because it takes a couple of days to recover from each class. I have discovered, however, that a second class is offered on Thursdays that I can get to after work, and the gym offers childcare during that time, so I can let my son play while I’m in class. I can’t go this Thursday because I’m planning his birthday party, but I’m hoping to be able to make it to the Thursday class next week.
I can’t wait to post pictures of our bathroom, but I want to wait until it is finished so that I have true before and after photos. I’m also looking forward to posting pictures of my son’s birthday party, we’ve been planning for a few weeks. My boy is turning 4! I can’t believe how big he’s gotten.