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BathroomDay before yesterday, the bathroom was finished.  The tub drain still needs some tweaking, but I'm letting it lie for a bit.  I can hardly bear to use the tub at all.  It is so pristine and shining.  I haven't put up a shower curtain either, or the one that goes over the window.  The light coming in is just too nice to shut out.

I'm really pleased with how things turned out.  It's so pleasant to be in that room, after ten years of waiting.  I don't guess we really had to wait that long, but it just took that long for the stars to align and for things to move forward.  Houses always need something, you know?  The inside is nearly all freshly painted, but now the outside trim and foundation needs painting. Oh, well, next year or later this year.  Always something.

We had to make some modifications along the way, of course.  An old house with a window in the bath area is tricky to deal with.  The tub surround we had picked out just wouldn't work.  The one that I literally laughed at and scoffed at was the one we had to get and use.  So, the other went back and that was definitely a big savings.  The whole job, though it took twice as long, came out under budget.  I was stunned when he gave me the bill.  What a blessing it was.  It made me think of the chapter on family finances in Lifeways the refers, jokingly, to the Finance Angel.  I may have made an appeal!

There is still some work for me to do.  There is trim around the shower area that I volunteered to caulk and paint (or stain, not sure).  And now the nice new things show how dismal the paint on the door and trim had become.  I'm not quite ready to show it off, though I really do feel some much happier about the space.  l did start by putting a little something new in the room and considering more ways to life the space further.

For now, it is a long-delayed sheets washing day and some sewing.  I want to make so many things and my time is so limited these days.  I better get to work!

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blakdove
May. 12th, 2016 03:57 am (UTC)
YAY for a shiny new bathroom!
wifeofjoshua
May. 12th, 2016 03:54 pm (UTC)
I am really looking forward to pictures of the work you've been doing! :) I hope you feel ready to share soon. I know what you mean about the "new" making the "old" look even older... ahhh, the trials of being a perfectionist. ;)

Caulking is fun! I'm looking forward to our own bathroom remodel in a couple years or so (funds need saving!). I have big plans for Joshua to do tiling and back splashes and he wants a tiled floor and I want a non-yucky sink that looks clean when it is actually cleaned. :D Ahhh, it's fun to dream. :)
impossibleway
May. 13th, 2016 10:28 am (UTC)
Yes, the trials. This little house has helped me quite a bit with that! ;-) I'm hoping to caulk this weekend. The new stuff is just so clean and fresh, I can't get over it.
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impossibleway
May. 13th, 2016 10:29 am (UTC)
Oh, I had to have a bath last weekend. There was no getting around it. And I did take the first shower yesterday (and then I dried everything off!). That picture is the Frog Prince, yes. :-)
(Anonymous)
May. 13th, 2016 03:02 pm (UTC)
I'll bet you are so happy to have this job finished! I love your frog prince print. : ) - Stacey
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A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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