Saturday, September 17

bathroom remodel: day 3

Get used to it. I suspect you'll be reading these posts until the end of October.

Today wasn't as productive as I'd hoped. Of course, I'm always way too hopeful about getting stuff done. Plus, we slept in this morning, so we got a later start than we should have. But, we were both beat from the previous two days' work so neither of us set an alarm last night.

I worked on the walls for a bit--patching the plaster and some of the holes. My work is not done yet--we have to put in some new drywall around the tub and where the medicine cabinet used to be. Not quite sure when that's going to happen. And I know we're going to have to cut some holes into the wall for the electrical aspects of the project--those wires have to get through some how. To top things off, I'm going to have to texture paint the room before I paint it. There's no other way for me to get the walls looking presentable since they used to have tile on them and are all bumpy from the adhesive. I had good success with this when we remodeled our kitchen five years ago, but I do not like to texture paint. It makes an incredible mess. Every time I do it, I swear it's the last time. My only consolation is that the bathroom is very small.

Brian spent the day getting the new bathroom fixtures ready to install (no small task). This involved much soldering of pipes, and elbows, and sleeves. (oh my!) I was hoping he'd get them installed today, but we ran out of time. Cutting off the water supply is not something that you want to do at 6pm. So, this is the first thing on tomorrow's agenda.