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Wheelchair Bound
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   Posted 8/30/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been out of touch for quite a while this summer. I spent the past six weeks at my sisters lake place in northern Wisconsin.  No internet service at the lake. Had a wonderful time up north, but am gald to be home again.  Everthing is going well with me and my family.  We were having some remodling done at our house and it took longer than it should have.  We had the bathroom remodeled as well as new roof and siding.  The roof and siding was because of a hail storm we had and the bathroom, well it just needed updating.  It is now much more user friendly for someone like me who uses a wheelchair.  We made it bigger than before. That's why it took them so long, so they say. Really I don't think they worked that hard at it. The bathroom was supposed to take three weeks they said, but wound up taking more than four.  It was useable after two if you weren't in a wheelchair.  Too many things in the way.  That's why I spent all the time at the lake with my sister.  They have only one small step to get in the door and my brotherinlaw fixed that for me by building a temporary ramp to enter or exit.  I spent many afternoons watching the birds and other widlife down by the lake.  My husband was able to come up on the weekends, but he needed to return for work during the week.  He kept after the construction workers the best he could, but I think the work would have gotten done quicker had I been able to keep an eye on them while they were there (or not).  I'm gald it's all done and I am back home again.

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   Posted 8/30/2009 1:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Linda, well I know what it's like to have house renovation going on and I'm glad you were able to get away from it all, noise, dust, people in and out and all the bother.  Welcome back.   I hope everything's going ok.

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   Posted 8/31/2009 12:09 AM (GMT -7)   
So glad you got up north in Wisconsin. I live in Michigan and I know how beautiful it can be. And now you have a nice new updated home! Maybe the guys were working hard to make it perfect... you know, the ole' "quality takes time" thing? Hoping it's all good. Happy to see you back.
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   Posted 8/31/2009 4:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Sometimes construction workers can drag their feet, but since in the end the "company" usually makes money per job the owners are often after them to keep at it. Who knows why it took longer for sure but having done some remodeling work myself on my own house I can tell you that you never know for sure what you are going to find until you get into it. I have done projects that I thought would take a day that lasted a week and others that were the other way around.

On top of that, when you hire the work to be done, you end up "dealing" with not only construction workers but plumbers and electricians as well not to mention inspectors and things have to progress in a certain order and if just one of them doesn't show up on the day they need to be there is can throw the entire schedule into turmoil.

Glad it is done though.
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Wheelchair Bound
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   Posted 9/5/2009 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Thankyou for the caring thoughts.  :-) I am glad the house remodeling is all done and I am back home.  It does look very nice with the new siding and roof.  But the part I like best is the new bathroom.  It's actually wheelchair accesable, and much larger.  It makes it much easier for me.  yeah I can use the bathroom without banging the doors or the fixtures with my wheelchair.  That's part of the reason we needed to remodel the bath.  I had banged up the vanity and chipped the tub with my wheelchair pretty bad.  sad The new bathroom has a wider door and more safety bars by the bath and the toilet.  Makes it mush eaisier, and safer too. tongue tongue
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