- remove crazy shelf above toilet that hits you in the back when you sit on the toilet Marc removed this on December 5, 2006, the day we took ownership of the house.
- change bedroom closet into smaller linen closet with door into hallway and bathroom instead of into bedroom
- move vanity/light/medicine cabinet into now-empty space (possibly also get bigger vanity, new light fixture and new tub hardware)
- replace bathroom galvanized pipes with copper pipes
- reseat toilet with functional wax ring Finished on April 9, 2006.
- Fix wood rot in bathroom floor (part of the pest inspection)
- retile bathroom floor with smaller white tiles (still looking for perfect pattern)
- retile bathtub with decent tiles Re-did grout/caulk on Dec. 3, 2006. I'll probably want to retile at some later time.. but for now the caulk and grout are enough.
- Add exhaust fan/light combo over tub with a twist timer Installed Feb. 2, 2006.


View into the bathroom from the hallway
View of bathroom if you're standing in the tub
Same view but slightly higher
The original vanity
Butt-ugly light fixture

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    View out the door of the diningroom and into the livingroom on the right and kitchen on the left
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    Turning to the left, view of the northwest corner of the room. In the corner is the cabinet we had to remove to fit the fridge in the kitchen and the shelf that was mounted above the toilet. Hopefully eventually we'll add a built in china cabinet in this corner. It looks like there was one here originally.
    Turning to the left, view of the southwest corner of the room.
    Turning to the left, view of the southeast corner of the room. This corner should rightfully be labeled, "What were they thinking". In the middle of the east wall there's a dip that looks like someone tried to (ineptly) fill a hole left by a wall heater with plaster. In the corner, on the south wall, the controller for the sprinkler system is mounted. Logical, except that it has to be plugged in.. and there's no plug anywhere near it. Just another example of poorly done crappy workmanship.
    Diningroom light before. What you can't see is that you could pull on the light and it would "stop" at whatever height you pulled it down to.. then if you pushed it back up it would retract. This isn't the light I want for my diningroom. I think Marc is planning to relocate this to his workshop.
    Closeup of the horror enacted by Mr. O on poor defenseless crown moulding. DRY WALL SCREWS!!! WTF?

    Diningroom light after. Since it was a floor model we got the lightbulbs with it. I've since updated it to have all 5 of the bulbs be the nice big bulbs. I think it is made by Westinghouse.

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    View out the door of the room and into the (eventually to be demolished) closet

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    Turning to the right, view of the southeast corner of the room
    Turning to the right, view of the southwest corner of the room
    Turning to the right, view of the northwest corner of the room
    Looking up. The pathetic and ugly light fixture.

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