I swear its only Day 4 of this bathroom renovation and my wife is probably going to kill the contractor, me, or possibly both.
But not before she drives me insane first.
The wife is the kind of person that can't make a decision & live with it.
(Like our marriage - LOL)
She has been relentless with getting this bathroom done, we're talking nagging for years on this one. Finally got to the point where we think we could afford it. Since she works from home, I told her to go nuts and just get estimates - that part is free, plus she has the bonus of being home all day, so it's not like we have to drag contractors here after 5pm or anything.
Basically I'm letting her run this show - because I don't want any decision I've made thrown back in my face. - god knows I've had that done enough times.
So this is her bathroom - frankly in a few years my two girls will take it over and I'll never be allowed to doot in it anymore - she picked the contractor (who I actually like-so far), and she's picking the tile, fixtures, vanity, sink, all that crap.
This morning she got up at 5am because she couldn't sleep, because of some issue over a fixture....wtf...
Last edited by Fishooked; 08-16-2012 at 07:37 AM.
This is a no win situation for you. She'll either give you **** about the cost, letting her make all the decisions, or why you couldn't have done it yourself. Only thing you can do, at this point, is just make sure the new toilet has the built in water fountain. Women love those.
I really got to start my own business again.
I could probably send both of my kids through college just through here alone
PK: "I'm sorry ma'am...but I REALLY thought you said you wanted a Jets themed bathroom. My bad."
My adice here, which I've started a bit myself, is to start feigning a hearing impediment. When she's yelling from across the house, calmly walk to her with a serious face, and say "I'm sorry, I didn't hear you", and she will say it again in a nicer tone, therefore defusing your instinct to tell her to GFY.
With any luck, she'll realize you can't hear, and she'll shut up all together.
That's my dream, at least....
Both times I've showed my wife apartments that were of passing interest to me, we've bought them.
I got married about 8 years ago. Before my wife moved into the house, I redid the master bath because it was in dire need of it. I let her pick everything... tile, light fixtures, tub, toilet, vanity, paint color... and yes... even the color grout.
The bathroom came out great... except she hates the grout. My wife doesn't complain about too much but I have been hearing about the grout for years. I've yet to even consider redoing it.
We redid the other bathroom two or three years ago and it came out perfect. She even loved the grout.
Then a year later, the grout started chipping out.
I f*cking hate grout.
Guess I'm the only one without a horrible, complainy wife. Oh wait, we finished our basement this past winter after she b**ched about it for four years. My bad.
They're all cuunts.
My wife was hung up on getting white cabinets. That was not an option for us. I pretty much chose everything but she did yell at the contractor a lot. They're all nuts.
My wife yells at contractors that aren't even doing work at my house.
My neighbor added an addition on about 2 years ago. On a windy day in the fall/winter, the wife hears a loud BANG while in the house. Can't figure out what it was. A week later, I'm outside and I see the corner of my siding is blown out. Turns out, a sub let a 4x8 sheet of plywood fly on the windy day, and it flew in to the corner of my house. Not one of them came over to say "Whoops, sorry, we'll fix it." They just assumed we wouldn't notice. So the wife flips out on the next door contractor. Good stuff. Name calling and everything, including the ol' property line dont-you-dare-cross-or-I'm-calling-the-cops. Next day I get an email from the contractor (not very bright, one long run-on-sentence type paragraph) saying he doesn't appreciate the name calling, etc. I'll see if I can dig up the email. Gold!
Edit: Can't find it. Damn!
Last edited by Big L; 08-16-2012 at 10:46 AM.
She woke up at 5am today (after I had been up awhile) and I asked her if she was feeling ok (because she is never up that early).
The first thing out of her mouth was 'I'm getting sick over this issue with this showerhead'
You would think that for someone who watches so much HGTV (a very dangerous channel, btw) she would understand that it's not that big a deal.
Also a word of warning if you're wife is logging a lot of hours on this channel, you're doomed.