Gutting the bathroom all week took over most of my non-work time…taking out most of the painted-over-twice-wallpapered lath and plaster walls, stripping off 3 layers of linoleum over fir floors, learning how to disconnect a tub and sink (amen to the local tool library for their expertise and tools!), manually taking off tiles (already snatched up by local repurposers) and testing the limits of our face masks. As I write this, there is pounding all around with 6-7 guys working on the repiping and reconfiguration of our only bathroom to make it work more for our family as it grows (plus getting rid of 90 year old pipes!). Talk about full body aches! 🙂
Love what we found though behind the walls, including bits of old wallpaper where the medicine cabinet was, used shaving razor blades in the wall as was the custom many decades ago, and more.
Husband reminded me of the beauty outside in our garden with this photo of one of our coneflowers that he took 🙂
…and we did manage to get a bike ride in, checking out the roses in full bloom at Peninsula Park down the street from our house on our way to lunch…
And in those wee bits of time, have been eating up Caitlin Moran’s laugh-out-loud feminist awesomeness, How to be a Woman.