it’s been all about the little bathroom
A week ago I couldn’t sleep, so I got up before 6 on a Sunday, and started taking the wallpaper off the wall in our eeensy “bathroom”… it’s 28 inches by 42. And when I did, there was more wallpaper, and when that came off, so did the protective coating on the sheetrock.
The plan was for the plumber to put in a new countertop and sink, and a new toilet. But that meant I needed to get the wall taken care of, so I can prime and paint behind the toilet before it goes in.
What’s going on here…
- oh crap, now what… guess I’ll skim coat
- oh, look at that, no 2×4 behind the door frame, except for about 2 feet in the middle, no wonder the bottom wiggles all over the place
- huh, itty bitty old sheetrock nails, these screws should work better… IF I could find a stud. The outer wall wiggles a LOT, because it was mostly nailed into plywood, which may or may not be nailed onto studs
- oops! I was standing on the toilet, and moved, and broke the ceiling fixture
- need a new globe… and another view of the lovely walls
- … spent a few days putting coats of joint compound on the walls…
and then decided to pull up the old (and stinky) linoleum
- to be met with that hideous ugly black mastic tar paper gunk
- … and took out the toilet, having to hammer the porcelain around the bolts because they were just spinning around…
- hot water with fabric softener, couple times, and the gunk scraped up pretty well
- ready for the plumber and carpenter
- couple views of the area
Just a few minutes ago a nice piece of plywood went down… They’re putting in a one piece counter, a new sink and faucet, new toilet. I’ll put down the floor, and paint the walls. And then will tackle the walls outside of the toilet closet.
But all of this means very little knitting has been happening. This is all hard on my tendinitis in the elbow, and generally makes my hands ache.
Last night DH racked off the first batches of wine into carboys. They’ve been in buckets for 4 weeks. They will be another 2 weeks in the carboys, and then into bottles. Supposedly the longer they’re in bottles, the better…
We made Bergamais (the Vino del Vida) and the Vino del Vida Pinot Noir. They were both incredibly drinkable, even now. We only have one 6 gallon carboy which takes all the wine, and a bunch of 5 gallon carboys. So we each had a small glass of what went into the big carboy (the Bergamais, at this point it is the tastier), and there’s maybe a half gallon of the Pinot in a jug in the fridge because it all wouldn’t fit in the 5 gallon carboy. The per bottle price on these is about $2-3! We have to start another, soon! One that takes some time to age… The Bergamais is the quickest to drink of the reds they sell.