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We should have invested in radiant heat


I experienced the bathroom in a whole new way last night, and it really made me wish we’d have squeezed radiant heat into the budget. That’s because I got struck with a nasty stomach bug around 1am, and spent most of the night curled up on a bathmat on the (very cold) tile floor. In between bouts of violent upchucking, that is. Made me very glad I was in the newly remodeled bathroom, rather than the old one – leaning over a nasty old toilet with crusty shag carpet under my knees would have taken all the fun out of things.

It is quite telling that while lying on the floor wrapped in a blanket, towels folded up under my head, I was still thinking about our remodeling projects!

Comments, Thoughts, and Feedback

Katherine had this to say on 03.05.07:

You made it to the bathroom, so that is always a good sign.
I sure hope that bug didn’t come from our house, but you wouldn’t hold that against Camryn right?!
Plenty of fluids and rest, give me a buzz if you need pepto or gatorade!

Greg had this to say on 03.05.07:

I’m sorry you went through that, but I’m glad you posted it. I’ve been considering ditching the under-tile radiant heat in the bathroom because the system comes close to $500. Maybe I’ll rethink that.

Victoria had this to say on 03.05.07:

So sorry to hear you’re feeling bad. I cringe just thinking about being sick, let alone being sick in a nasty bathroom…ugh. At least you knew you were hugging clean stuff. I suppose that’s an upside to being ill.

Hope you’re feeling better real soon.

Leslie had this to say on 03.05.07:

Awwww, I hope you’re starting to feel better!! That bug hit our house a couple of weeks ago, via our baby granddaughter, and to say that it was nasty would be a kind and dramatic understatement. I had to comment though, because as I spent hours in there in the middle of the night (though never certain which direction to orient myself relative to the throne), in between all that nastiness I was plotting out the details of what we should do when we finally get around to renovating that room.

Hope you feel better!!

jm had this to say on 03.05.07:

Oh, no! Feel better soon. You were thinking about remodeling projects while you were sick? I think we should all chip in to send you and Teague on vacation :)

Mindy had this to say on 03.05.07:

Just checking in – it’s about 6:15 now and I am feeling much better…. Teague and I BOTH managed to get sick so we’ve been sleeping on the couch all day long. The dogs think it’s Christmas, having us home with them is quite the treat! At least I’m not still camped out upstairs with my head in the toilet ;)

Thanks to everyone for the cheering up!

Greg, other than the night on the floor I’m pretty glad we didn’t spend the money on the radiant heat. The kind we looked at had to be switched on and then you had to wait for it to heat up… this is one of the very few occassions where I could have seen myself bothering!

Leslie, good to know I’m not the only crazy one!

Joyce C. had this to say on 03.06.07:

What an awful way to find out radiant heat might be a really good thing. Another advantage — if you lose power very often in the winter (as we do), our radiant-heated slab keeps us warm for up to 36 hours depending on the outside temp. Not toasty, mind you, but not teeth-chattering cold either. Glad to hear you’re better.

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