Finishing up the big bathroom

It's literally been held together with duct tape, now the curtains are permanently mounted (until I get money to tile it right).  A plain white curtain goes across the back so when showering, there's privacy.  When you're in the tub, the only view is of the mountains.

Just need to paint, add a big old mirror to make it insanely bright even in winter, and it'll be quite nice.


Do It Yourself  of course.

Why is it not a good job to hire out?

Finicky detailing to get good patches and reinforcing properly placed, along with scattered locations.

Preping the holes takes hours, leaving preped holes open exposes them to erosion and redigging or extensive covering.

If you order  a truck load of concrete, you need a bunch of workers to get it nto the ground fast.


The pond is as old as the house, probably older.

This is on the path of least resistance to one of the 3 local year round springs.  Lost in history is when it was decided to make a little dam, dig a little hole and start this pond.  When gramps bought the place, he added some concrete curbing, and every fall he and pops would hook up a 2 foot diameter iron bucket dredge and chain to the WWII surplus jeep and drag the bottom most of a day, making the pond deeper and the lawn flatter.

In the 60's we wanted more of a swimming pond than a mud bottomed frog pond, and an over his head conctractor took it on along with some other civil engineering in the valley.  Well, he didn't do so good, but, most of it was still there, and if I hadn't skimmed on maint. over 20 years, in favor of working, it'd be ok.  As it is, 20 yrs back maint. in a single year, ekkk.


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Photo Blog Index
Shown on this page are the bits and pieces I did during the 2012 - 13 winter.
Mostly rehab work inside our old house.
  • Bathrooms
  • Closet
  • Toilet Exhaust System
  • The vestibule