Do you guys know how difficult it is to find the same tiles for your bathroom that you (or the builder) originally chose when you first built your house? Well, let me tell you that it is bloody difficult, especially if you don’t know where to start.
The fortunate thing actually is the tile shops always have one person who has been with them for 20 or 30 years who remembers every single tile that shop imported. No joke, they really do! Once you find that person you can save yourself a lot of heartache.
Frances and I have been on treasure hunts to try to find the tiles they used for our master bathroom, I can honestly say that I never realised how many of these shops there are, and how affluent they all are! It must be a real fast track to riches to have a tile and bathroom fittings shop, shows how people value their “private time” I guess!
Anyway, we have been to a few and we were going no where. So I exerted more effort to corner the developer to look into their 3-year-old files and tell me exactly where they bought the tiles from, which they finally did and I went to have a look this afternoon not expecting that they would be the right ones, but wouldn’t you know it? They were! And wouldn’t you know it? They no longer carry the style!
Well, the bright side is that they have something that might match so we’ll have a funky design in that bathroom with not two, but four tile colours! Ah well, I don’t want to replace the whole bathroom at the moment, costs too much, so we’ll have to live with it for a few years and we might actually grow to love it! (or loath it, as the case may be… I’ll let you know how we feel about it in a few months ;))
Our house is still in turmoil, but things are progressing. They found two cracked outflow pipes and they replaced all the pipes, done the water-proofing and they’re about to fill it in and hopefully install the tiles within the next few days.
The ceiling fixing crew are scheduled to start their work on Thursday, they’ve already removed 1/3rd of the ceiling in the living room, recreated the the gypsum cornice by manufacturing a new die that matches our pattern, and hopefully by next Thursday, our house will be ours again. We are SO looking forward to that.
Ok, it’s bed-time now, I hope the server survives the night. It looks like there were heavy linking going on to some of the articles and also thousands of spam emails being directed to nonexistent users. Those problems have been looked at by the excellent support guys at Rackspace and they’re still monitoring the server. I hope it will be okay before too long.
Thanks all for your patience.