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Destructo-bathroom

Your first clue that the contractor has been demolishing your bathroom:




The humdrum and somewhat moldy vanity you've been living with for ten years is out on the curb.

Then you come inside and get a lesson in the archaeology of your house.


For instance, the bathroom used to be the back porch. That's exterior siding on the left. And those boards behind the trash can? Only thing standing between me and the great, chilly outdoors.

The drywall came off to reveal some rather nice old bead board, which, alas, is going too.

 
Before tonight and tonight.

Then you look around and realize what prompted this whole insanely expensive project to begin with:

Rottenness and decay.

Gotta say, Ed left the place incredibly neat and tidy considering how much crap he carted out of here today. He also left me some notes.




And? I still have a toilet and shower for one more day. After that, it's hotel time.

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emeraldsedai
Nov. 9th, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
It never ceases to amaze me how we can keep deriving icons and moments from a series that lasted only 14 episodes.

But when Nathan and his ass are in 80% of the scenes, I guess it's not that surprising.
emeraldsedai
Nov. 9th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah, well it's not so much wisdom as the fact that I have only the one toilet. The Port-a-Potty wasn't an option, since the only place I could put one would be out on the street. I can just see me staggering out on a freezing November morning in my ugly bathrobe and blurry vision...

Nope. Hotel room it is.
roxymissrose
Nov. 9th, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
Cool! It's amazing what you find out about a house when you start tearing bits of it out, isn't it?
emeraldsedai
Nov. 9th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
It is! And this has turned out to be quite a bit less harrowing than I expected. The interior-side wall of the bathroom used to be the exterior wall of the house, so we were sort of dreading what layers of siding topped with stucco we might find in there. Turns out, we will not even be troubled by so much as a speck of insulation, let alone layers.

Back in 1906, when the place was built, either heat was cheap or people were tougher. I suspect both.
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