Yesterday began the work of getting the new shower installed into the apartment. The apartment complex told us they would put in a new, accessible shower for us if we paid for it, OR we could purchase the shower and they would put it in free-of-charge. Because there would be moderate cost for installing the shower, we decided to go ahead and get the shower and let the complex put it in. This was the wisest choice we have made so far!
Today the work continues on putting in the shower, and there will be more work tomorrow. The bathroom currently looks like this the picture over there.
The toilet is in the middle of the bathroom. See that space underneath the shower? This is causing a lot of problems. Tomorrow the contractor is coming back with a small sledgehammer to take out two more inches of concrete. Hopefully when this is done the shower bottom will rest evenly on the floor.
Before the shower can work, however, he is going to have to take out a kitchen cabinet and drill through the wall behind it to reach the drain and make sure everything is connected properly. Once this is all done the dry-wall and painting will commence, as well as replacing the toilet and doing work in the kitchen to get it back into working order and good looking again. The contractor told me and Carlos today that he was using all of his knowledge and skill – and it has been quite a lot of said knowledge and skill – to get everything done for us. Considering the probability of this man’s hourly rate to be at least $25 an hour, we have more than gotten our $600 back for the shower. That the apartment complex, Old Farm Apartments, would do this for us, for me, is humbling and fills me with….hope.
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