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.
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.
It’s almost done.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve basically taken two weeks off to do some traveling. I got back yesterday and now it’s time to get this bathroom done. Like a sucker, I thought tonight that I would come home and tile the backsplash behind the sink. That didn’t happen.
I am not sure why I make up game plans about what I want to get done on a given evening. It never works out. Never. Tonight, the game place was, fix the leg that Zach and I broke, mount the lights and put the vanity in the bathroom.
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.