How about stopping by Kohler headquarters and see if you can put a rush on the things I need for my bathroom? I'll be your best friend and I'll even give you a permanent pass to use the new shower whenever you want. :-D
Here's my dilemma. I keep having to change what I'm buying for the bathroom redesigns, because nobody has everything in stock and Kohler doesn't have them in stock either. Monday I spent 1 1/2 hours at Blackman Plumbing Supply with Kristin in sales, picking out all new stuff. Everything looked good and she verified that besides a few minor items she didn't have delivery times for and the shower door, everything else could be gotten in a few days. The shower door would take two months. The shower door won't hold me up, because I can use a tension rod and shower curtain until the door comes in.
I held up on placing the order and get Lori's and Brian's opinion on what I picked out. Good news, both Lori and Brian liked what I picked. Everything will be either white or polished chrome.
Want to see what I picked?
* Shower Door
* Lavatory Faucet
* Shower head
* Hand Shower
* Pedestal Sink
* Shower Controls
* Towel Bar
* Towel Ring
* Toilet Paper Holder
On my way back from my blood test yesterday, I stopped at Home Depot Expo and spoke to a salesman, Anthony. I found out there's no difference between in prices. It seems that everyone sales Kohler for 25% off list price around here. Anthony was big help and even pointed out a few things that I didn't think of, like a grab bar to hold on to or to use when getting up off the shower seat I'm having built. He said everything could be gotten in a week or two, except for the sink for my small bathroom, that is discontinued. Oh, well, I'll just have to find something else even if I have to change brands. I did have have some doubt about the delivery times so didn't place the order with Anthony. Besides, Blackman is local and that makes it easier to get addition supplies if I need them.
Today Kristin from Blackman called me and broke more bad news to me. The things I thought were minor turned out to not be so minor, like the shower head set up and hand shower and hose, and will take between 2 to 4 weeks to come in. That meant I either had to wait to start the project or pick something else.
What to do, what to do?
Fuck it! I'm waiting!
I really have my heart set on the new stuff and am tired of fucking around. That also will give me some time to find a new sink for the small bathroom and the vanity and mirror for the large bathroom.
The contractor called a little while ago. I had to tell him there were more delays, maybe up to a month. He sounded disappointed and told me to call him when I get everything.
I hope he's available when the stuff comes in. Keep your fingers crossed that he is.