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
* concentrated, as in:
"When a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully."