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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best Laid Plans

Brrrr…still no snow, but it’s cold outside! I’ll take the lack of white stuff, though, and every week brings us that much closer to camping season 2012!

It’s been a good week – we have been attempting to get the upstairs bathroom done before the end of the month, but it was not to be.

IMG_1257Harry started in on the floor on Monday.

He did a really great job, especially in the closet area.





However, Harry discovered an issue when he removed the base of the toilet to replace the floor in that section of the room. The flange was rusted out. Yes, I have learned a new term.



So we have to have a plumber come and replace it. The bright side is that we will have the downstairs tub faucet and drain replaced at the same time. So another item checked off the list.

We believe that the rusting was caused by the condensation we have on this toilet every summer. So we went to Home Depot yesterday (again!) and bought a toilet with an insulated tank so we won’t have a repeat of this issue in the future.

In the meantime, we bought the paint we need to finish up our bedroom – otherwise known as plan B.

IMG_1259We also celebrated the holiday with Harry’s son Andrew this week. Our Christmas dinner tasted just as good the second night!

Only a few days left to 2011!


  1. Isn't that always the way? Start one project and it leads to another.

  2. I thought you were going to tell us you had to rip out the new flooring in order to fix the flange. Or tear out the ceiling in the room below the toilet. These are how this job usually goes, so if none of those happened then you are in good shape to move on and finish the project.

    The next owner of your house will be so lucky that you have done all of this stuff.......


  3. We call that the domino effect!!
    Your house will be a real deal for someone...in perfect condition, just move in ready!

  4. good luck with the toilet repair!..your house will be brand new by the time you sell it!!..that will be one lucky new home owner!

  5. House is looking terrific! Don't ya love the green grass still? It's getting cold here next week, but still no snow :)

  6. Sounds like you got off not too bad with that toilet flange rusting - could have been a lot worse.

    Looks like Harry's making great progress now.

  7. The new flooring looks great. I see you have the "inspector" giving it the once over!