Bathroom Day

Today is spackle an sand day. Had to work some into a rather large hole the builders left. Looks like they ordered the backsplash for the vanity a half inch too long because it was shoved a half-inch into the wall.

It really feels good to work on a project like this. I’m taking my time on this. I work until I’m tired. Stop and do something else for a bit and then go back to sanding. Got me a big ass sander an I can’t say how much easier it makes things. You can really put som oomph into it with that. Trying to sand with just sandpaper seems just silly now. My sander:


Got the shower curtain and rod out. The one that was there was just used tension to hold it to the wall and it wasn’t possible to get it out without breaking. Have to look into something that isn’t like that for a replacement.

Got a large item pick-up for all the stuff from the demolition. That was almost as hard as getting the shower curtain out. Took longer for sure. Spent about 10 minutes on hold, but I was spackling at the time so it wasn’t bad. Once I got someone on the phone it all went smoothly. They ask you what kind of trash you have. I’m gonna guess they they recycle a lot of the stuff. I can see grinding up the counters and casting them again, but what do you do with a used toilet? Ew as a reaction, but hooray to them if they do.

Of course the cats have to be everywhere. They’ve taken to sitting on the boxes for the vanity in the living room. It’s at a convenient cat petting height. Kitt goes into raptures if you stop and pet him. He doesn’t often win top spot against Monkey. He’s getting older and it’s challenging to get him to get up and move. He’s the only cat we can leave on the patio by himself. He has trouble getting up into a chair at this point; there’s no way he’s getting over the fence.

Never open the medicine cabinet. Suddenly repainting it became a priority. This project grows tasks like a hydra grows heads. Every time I think I’ve covered everything something else pops up. I was planning to repaint the medicine cabinet at the end of the job, but now seems like a much better time. While I can still sand off any overspray. It would also piss me off to open the scrungy medicine cabinet with the rest of the bath looking nice.

Had to paint the medicine cabinet in stages. The fumes got to be too much for me and you can’t put too much paint on at one time or it runs. It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you read the directions. The Spouse put in fan and I turned the ceiling fan on. Big difference in the dry time of the spackling with the fan going. Wish I’d thought of that sooner.

Next up, more sanding. Every time I start to sand I find more places that need spackling. Thank goodness for a two bathroom home. I don’t have to rush.

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