Friday, November 11, 2011

Lez Just Keep Working - VIDEO

Holy cow, the time just seems to be flying by! Another video already. Wow. Well, I tell you, the bathroom renovation is STILL not done. I am, however, going to ask Santa for a finished bathroom this year. I will put aside my desire for a PS3, my little pony and the Animal drumkit from the Consumer Distributing catalogue just so we can have a finished bathroom. I have been a good girl, really I have. Such a good girl, in fact, that I deserve a finished bathroom AND the Animal drumkit from the Consumer Distributing catalogue.

Do you remember the Consumer Distributing catalogue? If you do, then you are from Canada and over 30. Great, I just spilled my beans for you. If you don't know what I am talking about, it was basically Ebay and Ikea rolled into one. Consumers Distributing aimed to reduce costs for customers by stocking merchandise in a warehouse type stocking system instead of displaying them in a costly showroom. Customers made their selections from a catalogue, filled out a form with product identification, and waited for stock staff to retrieve the items from the warehouse.

I remember the excitement of looking through the catalogue at Christmas. I would circle everything I wanted in a red pen and dog ear the pages so my parents couldn't miss it. And every year I would circle and circle and circle the Animal drumkit. 5 years of circles. Nothin. Then, one year, I found a guitar and amp under the tree with the disclaimer "THIS you can plug headphones into!". Fine.

But to this day, I have longed for the Animal drumkit. And I haven't been able to find it anywhere. Not even a picture! So for now, I will have to settle for a finished bathroom. Which is almost as exciting. Check out the latest installment:

Have a great long weekend!


  1. I watch your videos on After Ellen be truthfull...I would be afraid to go into your house. Are you following code specificiations behind the scenes? Or, is what we are seeing in the videos the actual work? I keep seeing you compromise structural integrity--over and over--by cutting things that shouldn't be cut. Is this supposed to be just for entertainment value? What size is that boring bit you used to drill into your studs for wiring? It looked like 3/4" or 1"--you don't need more than a 1/2" hole. Are you ever planning to sell that house? If so, you should make sure that any renovations you do will pass inspection, in the future.

  2. Hi Annie Anonymous
    Thanks for your concern. I hope you'll keep watching - even if you have to close your eyes at the scary parts. yep that boring bit was at least 3/4", as that is what we had on hand. If you could see the rest of the structure around it, you would have noted that the 2x4 wall studs were all 'sistered'. Georgia Cottage has has stood for 82 years & we are the least of her worries! We can assure you that our contractor, electrician & plumber friend check our work & we have taken out permits & hired pros when required. I think you will especially enjoy watching season 4 when we replace the front porch