Toilet Humour*

So, we are spending January re-decorating our bathroom. And with that single line, I do believe I may have already made myself a serious contender for the “Most Boring Bloggers of 2008” list. “What, she’s writing about her BATHROOM, now?” I hear you cry. “As if the entry about how she used to wear a bathing cap to bed when she was three wasn’t bad enough!” I know. I am sorry. But because I am old now, and don’t have much else in my life, decorating the bathroom suddenly qualifies as “interesting” to me, so I’m going to tell you all about it.

At the time of writing, we’re still not 100% sure what it is that we’ll actually be doing to the bathroom. We know there will be new tiles, a new floor, one of those fancy-pants shower screens, and hopefully some new storage. As to what colour this stuff will be, etc: pass. What we do know is that it’s going to be expensive, so, in order to try and minimise the shock to the old bank account, Terry has decreed that rather than just blitzing it and suffering through a few days of mess and disruption, we will do it “a little bit at a time”, thus suffering through many, MANY days of mess and disruption, and possibly even a few weeks of it. So that sucks.

Stage one of “Redecorating the Bathroom” happened today, with the installation of a shiny new extractor fan. (God, even I can’t believe I’m bothering to write this stuff down). Because all of the electricity had to be switched off while this happened, Terry had decided to get up early and do it first thing, but instead he slept until his normal time then did it anyway, which meant that I was forced to lie in bed for an extra hour yesterday morning because there was no electricity and thus no shower, coffee or Internet. Sucks to be me, for sure.

I’m off now to admire my new extractor fan, which is so very shiny that I was going to post a photo of it, but I think that’s a depth of blog-boringness that even I am not willing to plumb. Maybe for the Friday Photo, though, who knows?

* No, you are right, there is absolutely nothing even remotely humorous about decorating a bathroom, so my apologies to anyone who is feeling horribly let down by that headline. I just thought it was a little snappier than “We Are Decorating Our Bathroom, Yo.”

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  • Hey there! I got to you from a comment you left on Kristabella's site.

    As a guy who used to blog under the name Bathroom Reading, I can appreciate a good bathroom post. I think all your posts should be about the bathroom in fact.

    January 9, 2008
  • Seriously, you do not want to encourage me to do that 🙂

    January 9, 2008
  • But anyone that has undergone home renovations can totally relate!

    January 11, 2008