Sunday, January 13, 2013

At It Again

    Well, even though you'd think I would have learned my lesson, I decided to update the Master Bathroom (NOTE:  Calling it a "Master" Bathroom makes me sound a lot more important than I am.  But, I gotta think advertising that a house has a "Flunky" Bathroom wouldn't work all that well).
Bathroom:  12 Jan
Weight scale for show only.
    So, for the next week (or six months), I'll once again see how handy I am with tools (beside my own). However, unlike my kitchen adventure, I'll be doing much more than demolishing the whole shooting match and waiting for professionals to come fix it.
  
    This time, I'm tearing it down and building it back up.  The advantage to going about it this way is that I'll save a lot of money doing it myself and I'll get the satisfaction of a job well done (or a job "what the frik do you want, it's not like I do this for a living, you know!").  Hell, I'd settle for "good enough." 

    The DISadvantage is that I could seriously eff things up...or kill myself.  Plus, I'm removing our toilet for the time being.  Better eat a lot of cheese or I'm in serious trouble.
  
    Another disadvantage is that my time will be at a premium for the next several days (or six months).  Hence (NOTE:  Fancy word which rhymes with 'fence.'), I won't be able to write as much or, more importantly, read your blogs as much as I'd like.
Bathroom:  13 Jan
NOTE:  Toilet is gone.
Wonder if that other one is still on the curb?
    I'll limit my time to the couple of hours after I get home from work.  Then, after supper, off to see if I can avoid cutting any appendages off.
Me:  13 Jan
Home ownership blows
Tragically, the street toilet is gone.
Damn Homeowners Association
      So, once more, wish me luck.  I'll see you as much as I can until the job is done!

36 comments:

  1. When my bathroom was redone, we were out of a shower for about a half week or more. A toilet for about a day and a half. Not a fun time.

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    1. Well, we still have a shower.
      For some reason, Mrs. Penwasser objected when I tried to poop in it.

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  2. When we did our bathroom, we removed the toilet and did what work we had to and at the end of the day we put the new toilet down. Of course we had to move the new toilet to finish the floor and so ended up having to buy more than one of those rings. But, we have one bathroom and it had to be done.
    I have in you Al.

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    1. faith was supposed to be in there

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    2. I made my own wax ring. Took a whole bunch of candles.

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    3. Scented? That could save on air fresheners down the road.

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  3. I have never had a bathroom redone would love to but don't think the landloard would approve............lol

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  4. Good luck with it indeed. I wouldn't want to have a bathroom redone if it meant going that long without a toilet. So install the toilet as quick as you can, and build the bathroom around it.

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    1. Thank goodness there's a toilet at work

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  5. Oh you got it bad now havent you. First the kitchen, now the bathroom. I just hope you have a second bathroom to use becausee doing with out really sucks. We renovated our only one in the middle of winter with temp facilities in the yard.
    Never ever again

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    1. Actually, Mrs. Penwasser has it. I heard her mention the other day, "You know, a new carpet would look good here."
      My blood froze.

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  6. I just looked at the kitchen and it looks GREAT, Al. Wow, now you're onto the bathroom, thank goodness it's your master bath and you have another bathroom to use. I hear ya on the blogging time, Al. I'm with ya!!!

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    1. We have three bathrooms.
      The guest bathroom (well, only a 'throne' and a sink) I did ten (OMG) years ago.
      The kids I did in the summer of 2011.
      This should be the last room I remodel.
      Here's hoping.

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  7. Good luck with that, i'd rather do the kitchen than the bathroom, as I know I'd eff things up in there. But at least you have an extra loo to put on the curb, incase the other ever backs up, haha

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    1. I'm a little intimidated. The bathroom is where I do my best thinking.

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  8. My first thought (before you mentioned it) was, Al always has the curb. And curbs are everywhere.
    Good undertaking. Doing a home project is always satisfying.
    It will be the best.

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    1. Plus, there's drains on the street so everything is whisked away.
      To a watershed.
      Oops.

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  9. I'm shocked to hear that you're doing more work Al, best of luck with it buddy, hopefully it turns out as good as the kitchen, great post man.

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    1. Shocked that I can't take a break?
      Okay, we'll go with shocked.
      Keeps Mrs. Penwasser happy.

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  10. Good luck, and keep aqn eye on those fingers. Remember that the number #10 is good when counting fingers.

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    1. Well, I have ten (eight if you count thumbs as 'thumbs') so I'm good to go.
      I hope.

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  11. Wow, I am so impressed at your ambition. I am married to "Mr. I can't fix anything, never mind renovating!" Kudos to you!

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    1. I seriously don't know where Mrs. Penwasser got the idea I can do any of these things.

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  12. Showing that master bath who's boss, huh? Good on you. We did our kitchen a year ago and I was nearly felled by The Great Dining Room Linoleum Removal of '12, so I wish you the best of luck. (Here's a tip: Get your tetanus shot now, rather than after-the-fact.)

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    1. I've already bashed my finger with a hammer.
      I said, "Ow."
      And a few other things.

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  13. Well, good news, bathrooms aren't nearly as troublesome as kitchens! Half the trouble is deciding what you want to install. Make sure you provide the after pictures, too. Good luck!

    (BTW - I miss playing WWF with you!)

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    1. Will do.
      Oh yeah, I just noticed. Sent you a word half a minute ago.

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  14. We had to take our bathroom down to the studs. We did the entire demo, then went on vacation while my Uncle (the wonder plumber) came in and dry walled, tiled and replaced the fixtures. Of course, we had to do all the mudding, painting, and extras.... but it was so worth the money to have him do it.

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    1. I really admire those among us who know how to "plumb," do electrical work, or woodwork. While I was learning about sonnets in high school, some of my classmates were learning useful things.

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  15. Geeze, Al, you just can't leave toilets alone. Can you?

    Well, good luck, and I hope you're okay using the servant's bathroom these days.

    xoRobyn

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  16. You are a very brave man Al! Good luck and I'm sure it will be another beauty. Just make sure that the new toilet will flush 2-ply. Julie

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    1. I would use nothing else. With 1-ply, I run the risk of accidentally giving myself a prostate exam.

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  17. OH! BATHROOM RENOS!! TONS OF FUCKING FUN! Mine just needs a floor, but wow, I am SO glad I finished it LAST year!
    I never understood why the smallest room in the house was always the most expensive!

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