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Bathroom Repair and Remodeling

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

The bathroom in the condo my bastard former boss pushed me into buying (while I worked for him – and did I mention he was also the realtor?) at the ripe old age of 21 had some problems recently.  Namely, the floor was sinking due to rotting wood caused by a leaky toilet.

So, aside from fixing the problem, I decided to do a little upgrading while I had the contractor there: linoleum was replaced with tile, and the toilet and vanity/sink were also replaced with new stuff.  The toilet can even flush a basket of golf balls, according to the attached info sheet, which is what made me buy it.

It was difficult handling the remodeling from CA (where I live) when the condo is in UT (where I grew up), but my brother and friend (who live there) were quite helpful in picking shit up from Home Depot for me.  I think we ended up with some items that go together at least moderately well, though I’m no interior decorator and have trouble choosing color schemes.

Here is a cellphone pic of that tasty action; note the sink is actually a light gray but the lighting makes it seem yeller.

It cost less than I was imagining, given the old toilet was sinking into the floor, and took less than 3 days, start to finish.  All in all, not a bad experience.

Big Camel Changes

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

I launched tonight, a tracker for  Full details on that and all the other updates we included with this release can be found here.