Sunday, March 2, 2014


I do not enjoy home improvement projects, especially when it involves a Sawzall and scraping old materials off the floor.
This is just to remind myself.

Here it is, midway through the project, which took a ridiculous length of time, almost a month from start to finish. The snow was partly to blame, and the norovirus, and other time factors. But we gradually made some sense of it.
Here, the new floor.

The shower is installed.
The studs and back wall had to be built out, as the shower was a tad smaller than the old one, and mortar added underneath it.

I was inordinately happy when I finally got to hang the new shower rod and curtain and finish the painting.

It's not fancy, but it is crisp and clean and new, and I like it.
And we no longer have a shower door.

Our friends really came through for us on this one. I put out a couple of pleas on facebook and within a short time, Sandor delivered his Sawzall and drywall cutter to our door. When we needed a belt sander a few days later, friend John brought his over. And, of course, we hired our friend Randy to do the tricky installation of the stall and also the floor. He is worth his weight in gold.

I thought to myself, halfway through the project, that it's just as well we have two bathrooms, else what would we have done for the month without one? I suppose you would have to time everything to the hour, so as not to be without a toilet or a shower for more than a day, but I'm glad we didn't have to do that.

I am often grateful for indoor plumbing, aren't you?


  1. It looks good, and what a relief to have it done!
    I'm so thankful for indoor plumbing. With this cold weather, I'd have to limit my water intake! :)

  2. Looks great! Way to go. I would love to do some house projects like that but I lack the courage to do something like that for fear I will have to pay someone a huge amount of money to come fix what I completely annihilated. I am always impressed by those who can do home improvements on their own.