Monday, August 23, 2010

Bathroom Refresh, Ongoing

So, here's the shower with its "cement board" all put into place.  Yes, we have a Wonder Shower.  I keep looking at it, wondering if the size is right, but now that's it is this far, I think yes--it's fine.

We have electrical!  New "boxes" for lights over the mirror and a switch to match.  He moved the outlets up higher on the wall so we wouldn't have to cut into the backsplash.  Another reason why I really like this contractor--he's always thinking one ahead of me.  I don't show it in the photos, but there now is a matching outlet on MY side of the bathroom counter.  We only had one before, and I was always stretching the cord across Dave's sink.  It's the little things that mean so much.

And. . . TA DA!  We painted.  Since we are boring people, we went with the same color as our bedroom, and I'm already second-guessing our choice.  I spent every moment I wasn't painting on Saturday at the computer working on school.  On Sunday, I was just as bogged down, but now I can say that I have my Course Calendar done.  My textbook is about 1200 pages, and I had to read most of it in order to decide what to teach (duh).  I had tried for some time to get this last one done, but it takes concentrated* effort and I was continually distracted before school started with this and other matters, so I had to really buckle down and Get It Done.  The Course Calendar, that is.

Today the contractors (it's a husband and wife team) start with the tile in in the shower.  Wednesday the countertops and sinks come in.  I'll keep you posted.

P.S.  This is my 500th post.  I should celebrate or something, but I've got to go get hanged get ready for school and teach this morning.
* concentrated, as in:
"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully."
--Samuel Johnson


The Barb Chronicles said...

Yay for 500! Can't wait to see the finished bathroom!

Artax said...

Happy 500. And the bathroom looks like it will be great. Wish I could hire your contractors, but it would probably be cost prohibitive to fly them out here....