I've been asked for an update on our home remodeling.
As you may remember, just before my decision to take early retirement last July, Ken and I had purchased the materials to update our second floor, including ceramic tiles, hardwood flooring, new bathroom cabinets and granite countertops. The idea had been to hire the work done since Ken's health no longer allowed him to work full time at remodeling.
Ok, Ken is now doing the work himself as his health allows. It's going really slow but there is some progress that I can show off.
My talented better-half has spent a lot of time in one corner of our house, namely the master bath, and has made considerable progress in the shower area.
Although Ken has quite a bit of experience doing tile, he's never before done a tiled shower base. This meant a lot of networking and study for him to be sure he was getting everything just right insuring no problems with leaks or cracks.
He tore out our 20 year old figerglass shower surround with sliding doors, stripped out the old drywall and then extended the shower size a bit. He added a seat and a shelf cove next to the shower head for holding shampoos, etc., He moved the drain from the front to the center and created a curb to hold in the water.
My job description in this project would read as follows: beast-of-burden for carrying items up and down from the second floor; garbageman to gather and dispose of scrap materials; janitor to attempt (and partially fail) to keep the huge amount of dust contained and in the shop vac versus in the rest of my house; delivery boy running to Lowe's, Home Depot, etc., ; accountant (we do now have to stay within a budget for remaining costs - not something we paid a lot of attention to when I worked); coffee and lunchtime caterer; medic (thank goodness not much more than split finger at this point)...and other tasks as assigned by Ken, the project leader! I have on rare occassion been elevated to mud dobber, tile corner sander and even tile cutter although I am hesitant to get too much between an artist and his work!!