March 26, 2008
it's interesting how a new project, new surroundings, new job, new anything ... a change in our daily routine helps to see life differently, see ourselves differently. the interesting piece is not exactly seeing the resistance but "feeling" it in the body and what that does then to our mental state. we have experienced how it changes the desire for food and the amount of hours one sleeps and it enters the dream state and does all sorts of weird things!
taking the walls down a few weeks ago was the hardest change for me ... seeing the walls of this 100 year old house come down. mind you the room is only 5 x 7 which is probably more the size of someones closet then bathroom. even so I felt it in my body in so many ways.
dad has had to stretch himself to do parts of this job he hasn't ever taken on. and when I heard him say about three different times he wasn't going to repair the floor ... someone else could, I knew he just sealed the deal (as he would say) for himself! for me watching him it has been joyful and a bit stressful ... you can montior how he is doing by counting how many times he says "GOD DAMIT". sleep finally came for him last night after getting his head around patching the hole in the floor. working from above and below in the basement, while making sure the plumber can come back and finish up the install for the tub water lines. and finally this morning installing insulation so the carpenter can start the dry wall tomorrow.
in the pictures above you can see the electrician has been here and did a bit of re-wiring for the new sconce that will go over the medicine cabinet. the medicine cabinet will inset in the wall, similar to the older style that fits the house. the plumber was here and re-routed the sink drain, set up lines for the pedestal sink and new toilet. about an hour ago the claw tub was delivered via portland and rejuvenation hardware.
lets see ... that leaves ... walls, door, floor, paint and a bit of trim. we will report any as things move forward.
a toast and a bow to .... stretching.