Bath Time, At Home, Of All Places

Back in November I wrote about how I destroyed our bathroom and then posted a video of Ace taking a bath in the sink. In that video, Momma was quoted saying…”Fix the bathroom please!”

See, we bought our house and planned to renovate every single room. However, due to some unexpected problems with the renovations, we ran out of money and time. We had the downstairs bathroom complete, which had a fully functional shower, but the upstairs bathroom, which had a bath tub, had been put on the back burner and never got finished. (or started for that matter)

I ripped everything out of the bathroom, including the walls. It was nothing but a floor, ceiling, and some studs. (Puffing out chest: No I’m not the only stud in this house 😀 )

This was fine when it was just Momma and I, (except for when Momma was pregnant and wanted to do nothing other than take a bath…oops my bad), but when Ace arrived we realized that the upstairs bathroom would eventually need to be finished…for the simple fact that a bath tub would eventually be needed.

However, Ace has been taking a bath in the sink since he was born. He fit…with room to spare! It was a perfect little baby bath tub at just the right height. No bending over and cramping of the back. No wet knees from kneeling on a wet floor…life was good.

Then one day Ace grew up. No longer can he stretch out in the sink. He is just a bit too big now. So, Ace either got a bath at Grandma’s house or I bathed him in the shower with me.

Well, with special thanks to Uncle Brandon (my extremely skilled bathroom renovating brother), we have a fully functional bath tub…in a bathroom with walls!

It is not finished yet, but this is a huge step! Hell, nothing has been done in that room for six months, and in one day Uncle Brandon and I installed a new bath tub, with new plumbing, and hung drywall on ALL the walls. It almost looks like a bathroom now! (minus a sink and a toilet…and paint…and some kind of flooring other than a throw rug)

So, now Ace can get a bath at home…without looking up and seeing my junk…here’s proof:

The New Bath Tub


Toys In The Bath Tub


Ace In The Bath Tub


Ace Playing In The New Bath Tub


  1. Ashley says:

    Hey, at least it works, right? lol

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    Jared says: That’s right! And I’m sure here pretty soon it will be a fully functional bathroom! 🙂

  2. CableGirl says:

    Hey, send Uncle Brandon my way. CableDad did something very similar to what you did and, let me tell you, it is a HUGE pain in my ass. lol

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    Jared says: I’m sure Uncle Brandon would love to help you out. 😀 Demolition is always the quick, cheap, and fun part. Putting things back together take time, money, and sometimes a bunch of hard work. I sympathize with Cable Dad…and you, CableGirl. 😀

  3. tanya25m says:

    Nice pictures! Sorry I’ve been so quiet for such a long time… How’s the cutie pie doing?

  4. Kim says:

    Not the only stud in the house.. did Mrs. Dadthing laugh too at that? You boys and your funny phrases..sounds like something my hubby would say.. hahah

  5. […] Uncle Brandon came up one weekend and we worked all day long putting in new plumbing, a bathtub, and hanging drywall!  The bathroom is on it’s way to being finished (finally)…and Ace is grateful that he no longer has to take a shower with me. […]

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  7. Lol that’s great. Ace is a fab name.

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