In the meantime, I need to chalk this one up for future remembering: no matter how simple the job seems, allow 4 times longer than I needed; never do it at the end of the semester; never do it thinking you will be done before company arrives. At times like these, I just call to mind the people I know in South Africa living in a two room shanty with leaking roof, no bathroom or toilet of any kind, linoleum on top of a sand floor, no running water except for what drips through the roof when it rains, and it helps me get it all back into perspective.
Randy took off yesterday and today, and combined with his 3-day weekend, we committed to finally finishing this bathroom. In addition to the toilet, sink, plumbing for the whirlpool tub which has been sitting in J's floor for over a year, it was piled high with other tools, storage boxes, and things better left unnamed. Ever since I lost my favorite spot, it has sort of turned into a catchall big ole trashcan. It was a necessity to clean it up, or else we could not get to tools, have any place to cut sheetrock or tile, etc.
Yeah, I have a tub. I can't use it, but at least it is finally in the bathroom. Yes, another all-day effort.This was after, of course, the July post about "committed to finishing the bathroom. Obviously, it took another almost 6 years to see that commitment come to fruition. In spite of all the trials and tribulations, or perhaps because of them, I enjoy stopping in to admire the completed work every time I walk down the hall. Seriously, though, almost 8 years to remodel a space that you can stand in and touch all walls from anywhere in the room? What was I thinking?