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I've pretty much decided to go forward with selling the place--or, more likely, short selling. Recent HOA snafus have not made me any more fond of the idea of staying here, it has to be said. :P

This means I need to get my place ready to show, which means getting my master bath repaired (there's water damage behind the shower enclosure walls). I was hoping to use the general contractor who's done work on this building for over 20 years, but he's going to be renovating a house for a couple months, and I don't want to wait that long. If any of my NW readers have any GC recommendations, I'd love to hear them! Here's a list of what I need done:

Tear out shower enclosure walls & shower pan
Repair/replace water damaged studs, then completely replace the shower enclosure (faucets, walls, tile, pan etc).
Retile the bathroom countertop to match the shower
Replace ceiling fan (hopefully just a straight swap with the newer version of my old fan I just purchased).

Drop me a line if you know anyone who does good work without gouging the customer!


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Jun. 21st, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
I'm an angie's list member and I can look up local contractors for you if you'd like. I can also try to come up and help with hands on stuff if you're going to be doing any DIY (depending on timing).

I'm sorry to hear that you're going to be getting out underwater after all the time and effort you've put into it.
Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
You're the second person to mention Angie's List...I'd never heard of it until now! I think I'm okay with personal references, but I'll definitely keep your offer in mind--thank you!

And I've already started pulling the tile down--it'll go faster when I have a proper chisel, heh.

(hug) Thanks for the sympathy. I'm not thrilled about it, but I'm not devestated either--it's been a real learning experience, and I'll do things so much better next time!
Jun. 22nd, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
We know a guy who has been helping us with our house. He was in Wizard of Oz with Matt and is truly a good guy. Do you have my phone number? I don't have yours... or you can email me and I can pass along his info.

Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
Replied to you in email--you still use your yahoo account, yes?
Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:05 am (UTC)
Actually responding to your email right now. HeHe. :)
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