Bathroom Update

Because every blog needs an occasional bathroom update. People need to know.

I think last time I posted the bathroom was gutted and mostly wall-less. A couple months ago my parents flew out and my dad put up new drywall for me:

That bleached red towel down there is stopping up the toilet drain. If you ever come stay at my house, you may want to think twice before using any bleached red towels after showering. Just saying.

Anyway, I don’t want to type, so here are a bunch of photos instead. They imply that putting the bathroom back together has required a few steps. They’re also chronological.

And that’s as far as I’ve gotten. Can’t take a shower upstairs yet. One day maybe.

Still to go:

  • Finish putting up the tile tub surround.
  • Install tub/shower hardware.
  • Install electrical outlet.
  • Shelving over the toilet.
  • Towel rack.
  • Baseboards.

If I were the archaeologist-protagonist in Raiders of the Lost Ark, after opening up the Well of Souls, I would throw my torch down and look inside and see, writhing and crawling and hissing and baring fangs, thousands upon thousands of baseboards. Uncut. Unpainted. Unmitered. I roll over onto my back. Baseboards. Why does it have to be baseboards?

Better than Nazis, I guess — but only marginally.


PS, Here’s the before photo. I’m not sure it’s all that different, but at least the walls and ceiling aren’t brown any more. That’s kind of huge.


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