The bathtub has arrived. Never mind that it is sitting on the terrace under a cover – we have a tub. It is white. The blue that you see is a shipping bumper. All the rest of the cables and pipes? Heating system and swirlies! After giving up my whirlpool tub in 1993 when we left DC, I decided it was worth investing in comfort. Renovating a bathroom is never cheap-so why not do it right.
Two of the three lighting fixtures were purchased and brought home yesterday, leaving one on order due in ~2-3 weeks. The shower base has arrived as well. All that is fine and dandy, but what is really important to me is the tile. Getting it right, that is. Plain, non-shiny wall tiles with a simple border.
Or, as it turns out, not so simple. How was I to know that the guys could not see the difference between vertical and horizontal trim tiles, picking up only the horizontal?
That particular problem was solved by the DH, making an emergency run to the tile place. After that, the tile-layers asked me how I wanted to handle the trim. Gee, this could have been easier from the beginning.
Isn’t it neat? The room is starting to look like a bathroom again! Once the tile is complete, the lighting will go in followed by the tub across the far end under the window. Sinks and toilets come next, and the shower last. The order partly has something to do with the order in which things arrived. But really, it is matter of getting the tub to the far end with nothing else in the way.
I have only managed another 20 rows today on the first sleeve. Not even worth taking a photo.
I will see what I can do about being clearer about facings, picking up stitches and binding off. This includes taking pictures during the day and lots of them on the second sleeve, the neck and the front. Who knows – writing it up the third time might just be the charm.
I just finished listing a number of books on BookCrossing. Some of them will be bound for Iraq on Tues when I get to the post office. I am contemplating leaving the rest at the USO at Fraport.
Meanwhile – I finished the Sue Henry – ok but nothing spectacular, the Carolyn Hart being better. It is on to the most recent Monica Ferris tonight, since that one is due tomorrow.