I touched base with floor/tile/counter people yesterday, and the consensus is we do NOT need a skim coat put down in the shower area. I forget the reason why--something about the liner or installation is fine without it. So that's good news.
I was instructed to have the plumber come and "rough-in" the showerhead, as well as have our drywall contractor come and build in the walls for the shower door. (It's cheaper to build in the walls than it is to order a custom-size shower door). So I just hung up with my drywall contractor who is going to stop by later today to take a look.
He asked if he was supposed to also do the sheetrock for the shower. "I have no idea," I said. "Call the floor/tile lady and ask her, okay?" He was a little miffed because we put him in charge of general contracting the project over a month ago, yet the floor lady was still coordinating through me. I have limited sympathy for his situation. What that tells me is that he hadn't bothered to call them in a month and get them moving and to see what was happening. If he had been on top of it, he would have known that the skim coat was in on the floor. To me, paying for general contracting means I'm paying you to keep on top of things. That's not happening here.
It would be lovely if the plumbing and wall work could be done this week. I have no idea if that's even an option.
Meanwhile, my trip revealed to me a previously undiscovered desire I didn't even know I had. Ready? I want a mini-TV in the bathroom.
I know, I know. But my hotel room in Tucson had one and I got sucked in. When I saw it, I thought "Pfwwt! Waste of time for me--I'll never turn it on." Then one night I was watching a show and went into the bathroom to get my contacts out and wash my face. I turned on the TV so I could keep watching my show and BAM! I was hooked.
I loved watching the news in the morning as I did hair and make-up and one night I laid in the tub and watched 30 minutes of Friends. I'm not sure it would be worth us doing because we don't have cable anywhere except in the front room so I probably couldn't even get the local GSO channels, but it's a thought.
I'm so ashamed...