Sunday, February 26, 2012

Work in Progress

There is a functioning toilet in my bathroom! Also, I should add, a functioning sink, bathtub, and shower.


Lest you are not sufficiently impressed, I must add these details:

  • Mark tore up half of the bathroom floor: vinyl, hardwood, subfloor.
  • He removed five thousand tons of corroding old lead pipes (the entirety of the bathroom plumbing).
  • He installed all new pipes (see PVC, above).
  • He replaced the subfloor.
  • He installed new hardwood (see below).
  • He replaced the toilet, sink, and radiator.
  • He was told by one of the plumber guys at the hardware store that this job would have cost at least five thousand dollars if we'd hired a plumber to do it.


I contributed by standing by, prepared to help at a moment's notice, and only complaining about having no toilet, like, once. Also, I carried the old floor boards outside. Also, I occasionally delivered food or coffee.


So, there is much left to do in the bathroom, but the vast majority of it is aesthetic.* I have celebrated by peeing about fifty times today.



*To include painting the floor, tearing out the old "bathfitters" style shower walls and tiling the shower, re-plastering or drywalling the walls and painting, and installing either tile or beadboard.

5 comments:

Melissa Crowe said...

Hooray for toilet peeing!

mama d said...

Mark is a keepah! Glad you got a sunny day for your big reveal!

mama d said...

Pete says "That's impressive! He's really talented!" And that's the truth.

liz woodbury said...

he IS really talented! it amazes me what he's capable of.

Amy Bradstreet said...

Why I have not been here before, I don't know. I love that you guys tackled this project (sounds like something we'd do!) Your Bathfitter tub would get on well with our F*cker-The-Jacuzzi. Yes, we have a bath redo in our future, also.