You remember that fable about the tortoise and the hare? I think we’re more tortoise-y than anything, but progress is being made. The place we bought our light fixture from let us return it (albeit grudgingly) and so we just got two smaller versions of the one we had (well, they’re on order…we’ll have them in 3 weeks or so). Not exactly what I had envisioned in the beginning, but the idea is starting to grow on me.
On the good news front, most of our subfloor is OK! 🙂 We only needed to patch two places, one of which was under the toilet, so that was a bit of a fun challenge to cut the hole for the pipe. The guy I borrowed the jigsaw from probably isn’t going to get it back–I’m in lurve with this thing–it’s so quiet, smooth, easy to use, made in America, and unfortunately, no longer made because the manufacturer decided that they needed to “update” it. 😦 I don’t know why they take a beautifully functioning design and give it an overhaul that pretty much screws it up instead of making it better. <– Bonus peeve! 😉 So anyway, the subfloor (because it’s so EXCITING!!) It’s a bit thinner than standard (5/8″ instead of 3/4″), but it’s been there for almost 50 years and no one/nothing has fallen through yet. Plus the overlayment will add another 1/2″, so I think it should surely be sufficient.
Tonight we should be able to get the underlayment layer down (especially if I get off the freakin’ internet and get to measuring/cutting!) and they’ll come in tomorrow and install our shower. Which means we’ll be able to use it! Hooray! There will be more gray tape and plastic sheeting in my future, but I’m totally OK with that as long as our bathroom starts to be usable again!
In sewing news: my poor sewing room is a disaster zone because it houses the access for the tub/shower in the bathroom we’re working on. 😦 I’ve got pieces of rotted/blackened wood and sawdust everywhere. 😦 So, I’m sewing vicariously through all the bloggers I follow for a while, and probably even for a while after we’re done with the remodel while I do the cleanup.