Wednesday, April 29, 2009

hell-o reno.

It all started with a leaky faucet. Isn't that the way it goes? The night before we left for Vegas the taps in our ONE BATHROOM house decided to shit the bed. GREAT. Fortunately, my parents are the good sport types and used the kitchen sink for everything. Good thing its a whopping 10 steps away.

So we come back from Vegas. Taps. Argh. Go to find a replacement cartridge (not a washer type this POS. Nope. A cartridge. L.A.M.E.) and the nice dude at Rona gives us 2 for free! Delta has a lifetime warranty. You know, if they fit that is. Which they don't.

Off to buy a cheap replacement faucet. BUT whats that I see? A super cute vanity? For like 100$? Well that of course leads to better taps. Which leads to a new floor as the old one just won't do with all that new floor space. Which leads to a new toilet* (super small! super efficient! 2 flush sizes!) which leads to new paint which leads to a new bathroom.

We only had to call the plumber to attach the sink as we have NON STANDARD plumbing. But you know.. its pretty smokin' if I do say so myself.

Now if you ever hear me volunteer to paint another bathroom.. you know there is something really wrong with me. Cause that ain't NO FUN AT ALL. Really though, scraping up ancient flooring isn't either.

The awesome? We have more room, and its pretty and fresh and clean. And we learned that NO WAY IN HELL could we ever do our own kitchen. NOPE.**

AND Chris got to smash the old toilet with a hammer! Fun times!

*Chris calls it the Hello Kitty toilet it's so small!
**But I have a sneaking suspicion it will be done :)

Saturday, April 18, 2009


Oh poor bloggy.. you have been so neglected lately haven't you? Well I wanted to blog about our trip to the Vegas, but was sidetracked by an impromptu renovation that took hold. But I reckon chronological is best isn't it?

The Vegas.

We stayed at Planet Hollywood again. Just so you know, the sandwich* totally works and a 20$ tip got us upgraded to a way bigger room with a strip view. Oh yeah.

We made some new friends:

And an old one:

We saw beauty queens and a show:

The Amazing Jonathan was AMAZING. Ok not really, but he was bloated, completely not PC, vulgar and not just a little bit drunk. We loved it. He was raunchy. I think he used to be a magician, but the only things I saw him make disappear was some shots and a beer. Not for the faint of heart.

We saw Volcanoes, fountains and so. many. kids.

It was weird to see so many people pushing strollers. Why? Vegas=not for kids. Although Chris and I found it hilarious to see a 7 year old boy picking up the hooker trading cards the snappers hand out while his 5 year old brother was laughing. Oh Vegas!

We ate too much, drank too much, and had too much fun!

Next up... RENO. HELL.

*Front Desk Tip It works. For reals.