Peter tore the shower out of the half bath this week. Although it seemed like it could be very handy to have a shower right off of the kitchen we decided it just really wasn't necessary. Besides, taking the shower out allows us to move the sink into the bathroom. I prefer to wash my hands in a sink rather than a shower. I also would rather not have a sink in my future piano room. Picky...picky...yes, I know.
|Shower right off of kitchen...handy if you are a messy cook!|
|Dining room, future piano room|
|shower is gone|
|half bath before the shower was removed|
|after shower is removed|
|old window weight|
|light switch and fan in half bath, will probably have to go...|
|I don't think I can salvage this border either....so...1980's!|
In other news, Merida does handstands. Accordingly to my daughter, "she does it all by herself! I tell her to go to bed and next thing I see she has climbed on top of her bed and is doing this!"
Clearly, Merida still hasn't learned to be a proper lady.
|Merida, still up to her wild ways|
Anything involving electrical in this house is slightly scary. This week we had a lot of thunder storms. that complicates the work since the breaker box is located on the outside of the house right under where the water pours off of the roof. Great design. We will have the new panel inside the house but in order to have some temporary electrical in the house we have to work with the existing equipment.
While trying to get some lights working in the cellar we thought maybe we could use this light fixture that was already there. In the process of tracing the line back to the box we realized the line had been tied into the original wiring. There are so many electrical things that just make you shake your head. We are constantly amazed that this house didn't burn down. So much of the electrical they were using, especially the hundred year wiring, shows signs of burning or slight scorch marks.
|"Oh look, a new light fixture..."|
|fairly new wiring joined with hundred year old wiring|
|I'm not very knowledgeable about electrical things but I doubt this is up to code...|
|their little hands work so well for pulling wire...|
'til next time...