Bathroom Updates

I have also been in the bathroom working.   There were a few things I rushed last year to get it done.   Picking the paint color was one.   It needs to be a little darker.   But, before I repaint, I need to fix a few nail pops in the wall and some other details.   The main thing I needed to fix was the way I mounted the ipod.

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Bathroom Finished

Technically it’s not finished, I still need to put a door on it.  Meh, to be honest I like it with no door.  I might not even put the door on it.   Tomorrow I am going to start moving tools into the garage, so as far as I am concerned, that means “done”.   I thought I would just have pictures, but I do have some commentary, as usually.  But first.  The before pictures.

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Bathroom Part 38


There is usually a time in every project where I just want to give up.  Now is that time.  After the last round with the bathroom, I sincerely contemplated busting the sink, the marble top, and the vanity with a 10lb sledge hammer, and throwing out in the street.   I could put a nice Barcalounger in it’s place or something.   Then I realized that solution probably wouldn’t be good for my re-sale value.   Even though, in my heart, I knew it wouldn’t work, I went and rented an electric drain snake.   I hate those things. Just as I suspected, it didn’t work.   Which could  only mean one thing.   The pipes are corroded shut, and I have to cut them out.  

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Bathroom Day 32-37


I have come to very important conclusion.    There is absolutely no reason why I shouldn’t be video taping all of this work.   There have been several moments over the past few months that would have been priceless on video.   So, I am going to get a camera before I start my next project.   The problem is,  it really doesn’t appear that there is going to be a “next” project, because this project is never going to be finished.




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Bathroom Day 31


Much hasn’t happened in the bathroom since I put the toilet in.   I have been busy with other things, as well as going on vacation.   I was also conflicted about how I wanted to finish the back splash, so I really couldn’t get motivated after I put the cement board up.    Plus there have been other things going on and life seems to be getting complicated.   When I am at work, and things get complicated and seem impossible I usually just start simplifying the issue to the lowest common denominator and I often find that it was something simple tripping me up.    The other day I found myself not wanting to work on the bathroom because I didn’t feel like it.   Too often in my life, I spend time wishing it was next week, instead of enjoying today.    When I started this bathroom, I didn’t have running water, I didn’t have all my tools, I didn’t even live there.    It’s all point of view.   I just remembered that I actually like doing this stuff, and that I should just enjoy finishing it up.   So that’s what I’m doing, enjoying today.

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The Garage door whisperer


My garage door hasn’t worked properly since the day I installed it.  I have had it locked in the closed position.  To be honest, nothing in the place has been getting attention accept for the grass and the bathroom.  I still haven’t unpacked all the boxes in my bedroom.  As you can see from the image, there are a “few” moving parts on a garage door.   I’ve spent some time messing with it, trying to figure out what is wrong with it.   I just don’t know enough about it.  So I had to ask for help.   As much as it pains me, I had to be nice to Salami, so he’d come and help me.   Turns out, he knows a bit about garage doors.

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