mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Default)
As you already know, the bathroom where I'm doing all the work (leaky toilet = new floor, approaching Winter = new window) is just on the other side of the wall from the deck.  That of course made the deck an ideal place to put the toilet and interior debris, and when I removed the old window all the debris from that went there too.  Before I could clean all that up (this was Sunday afternoon, remember) it started to rain, and did so for almost forty-eight hours.

Well, reader, we have company coming tomorrow night.  I don't mind being a bathroom down, but I didn't want to present a dirty space to our guests, one of whom has never been here.  We - that is to say, Michelle and I - cleaned the family room, kitchen and deck tonight.

I did the deck myself, and I got to watch the sun set while I worked.  By the time I got outside, the sun was already behind the horizon, but its bright orange and pink and violet affects lit my efforts.  With the cool temperature and waning light, it was quite an extraordinary experience.

My favorite time of day, my favorite time of year.

Warmest regards,

W.
mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Default)
As you already know, the bathroom where I'm doing all the work (leaky toilet = new floor, approaching Winter = new window) is just on the other side of the wall from the deck.  That of course made the deck an ideal place to put the toilet and interior debris, and when I removed the old window all the debris from that went there too.  Before I could clean all that up (this was Sunday afternoon, remember) it started to rain, and did so for almost forty-eight hours.

Well, reader, we have company coming tomorrow night.  I don't mind being a bathroom down, but I didn't want to present a dirty space to our guests, one of whom has never been here.  We - that is to say, Michelle and I - cleaned the family room, kitchen and deck tonight.

I did the deck myself, and I got to watch the sun set while I worked.  By the time I got outside, the sun was already behind the horizon, but its bright orange and pink and violet affects lit my efforts.  With the cool temperature and waning light, it was quite an extraordinary experience.

My favorite time of day, my favorite time of year.

Warmest regards,

W.
mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Titanic)
As long as we're redoing the floor, honey, why don't we replace the window, too? Center it, move it down so it's more in line with the rest of the windows in the house...

A new cabinet on the opposite wall, too, that'd be nice, something we can put candles on...

Y'know, an outlet would be nice just above the countertop - oh yeah, need to build a new countertop for the new cabinet - so we can plug in a nightlight or something decorative.

Once the cabinet is in, we'll need to take out all the shelving, so you'll need to build some storage on the side porch for it all...


So it goes.

Details, if'n ya'll want 'em... )

mapsedge: Me at Stone Bridge Coffee House (Titanic)
As long as we're redoing the floor, honey, why don't we replace the window, too? Center it, move it down so it's more in line with the rest of the windows in the house...

A new cabinet on the opposite wall, too, that'd be nice, something we can put candles on...

Y'know, an outlet would be nice just above the countertop - oh yeah, need to build a new countertop for the new cabinet - so we can plug in a nightlight or something decorative.

Once the cabinet is in, we'll need to take out all the shelving, so you'll need to build some storage on the side porch for it all...


So it goes.

Details, if'n ya'll want 'em... )

mapsedge: (eyebrows up)
The seal around the base of the back bathroom toilet finally - and noticeably - kablooeyed on us this afternoon.  What started as a relatively relaxing day has ended up with removing the toilet, vanity, linoleum, a portion of the luann underlayment, a portion of the second subfloor, and a small portion of the first subfloor*, just to get rid of everything that was soaked or moldy. 

Left to do is clean up the interim mess and spritz the floorboards with bleach to kill the mold.  Tomorrow: new sub-flooring, underlayment, linoleum, vanity, faucet, and replace the toilet with new seals.

And as I stand in the bathroom door, looking at the amount of work needed to return the room to habitable status - knowing that I really only have one day to get this done - I think to myself, it could be worse...

...I could be getting ready for day 3 of KCRF opening weekend.


* giving us a nice view into the garage below, and a convenient place to sweep the sawdust.

mapsedge: (eyebrows up)
The seal around the base of the back bathroom toilet finally - and noticeably - kablooeyed on us this afternoon.  What started as a relatively relaxing day has ended up with removing the toilet, vanity, linoleum, a portion of the luann underlayment, a portion of the second subfloor, and a small portion of the first subfloor*, just to get rid of everything that was soaked or moldy. 

Left to do is clean up the interim mess and spritz the floorboards with bleach to kill the mold.  Tomorrow: new sub-flooring, underlayment, linoleum, vanity, faucet, and replace the toilet with new seals.

And as I stand in the bathroom door, looking at the amount of work needed to return the room to habitable status - knowing that I really only have one day to get this done - I think to myself, it could be worse...

...I could be getting ready for day 3 of KCRF opening weekend.


* giving us a nice view into the garage below, and a convenient place to sweep the sawdust.

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