Today's letter is
Nana, how's that bathroom renovation going?
Well, there's a toilet sitting in the middle of my dining room...
We are now in the second month of bathroom renovation. The spouse spent three days last week in the new shower stall laying tile. He finished the last three tiles on the floor just this morning. Tomorrow he will grout. We tried to contract out this work. The tile store gave us a long list of contractors. We called every one. Two of them called us back. One of them was six to eight weeks out in having time for a new job. The other was very fussy about what he would and wouldn't do and he didn't want to do our shower. So, the spouse started watching tile videos on YouTube and attended a how-to class at Home Depot. We bought a tile saw...and he's done a pretty good job.
Yesterday he went to McDonald's and critiqued the tile floor. We've created a monster!
But, the end is in sight. Tomorrow I have to go buy a sink and light fixtures. I can't wait to have our bathroom back, but, other than having the new toilet out of the dining room, I'm most looking forward to the new toilet paper holder...no more spring-loaded gizmo to hold the paper. Simple pleasures!
|Three tiles left to set|
|The shower is ready to be grouted. The electrical cord hanging down from the ceiling is not a permanent feature.|