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Three days of bathroom demolition

This is a hodgepodge of three days of photos. You can see my bathroom as it was Tuesday afternoon, same as it’s been the last few years. I found receipts and meds in there from 2004.

Also, you can see the same bathroom with nearly everything cleared out. Also, Julie’s bathroom, same state.

Then my bathroom and Julie’s bathroom after the first and second day of demolition, Wednesday and Thursday.

Four to six weeks of this to go.

 

Minnie is in Day 2 of not being allowed unsupervised in the yard while the workmen are here. This morning when I called her inside before she was ready to go, I swear she came up the steps stamping her four feet in frustration as she went.

I expect the writer who thought up the TARDIS had cleaned every single thing out of a bathroom in a house they’d lived in 20 years.

We had some excitement this morning

We’re having our bathrooms remodeled, a six-week process that will involve much disruption.
 
Also, a HUGE contingent of police arrived on our street to arrest someone.
 
These incidents are, as far as I know, unrelated.
 
The contractors arrived to start work on renovating both our bathrooms. They’re doing a hell of a job on the initial destruction part, so far as I can see. We’ll be without showers for the first couple of weeks, so we had to join a gym to use their showers, for which me or Julie had to be physically present.
 
I ended up being the one to go to the gym to arrange membership – and when I stepped out the front door I saw about ten police cars parked in the street. The cops wouldn’t say what was going on, but based on talking with the neighbors I found that one of the neighbors had found a couple of utility knives and a big screwdriver near his front door this morning. Somehow, this resulted in his handyman being arrested for rape. I’m unclear on the details.
 
The neighbor involved is a lovely gentleman who lives across the street and just lost his wife of something like 60+ years a few months ago.
 
And that’s our Wednesday morning.