I'm pretty proud of myself right now. The new toilet is in and works fine. There were only a few moments of, "uh oh, what do I do now," when I couldn't shut off the water to the toilet so I shut off the water to the whole room. But the valve still leaked, drip, drip, drippety, drippety drip, and I had to make a fast trip to the hardware store to get new shutoff valves. That's a retro corningware thing sitting on the floor to catch water.
Or maybe not that impatient. A plumber came over this morning to look at repairing the pipes where one burst this past January. Yep, 10 months ago. I haven't had heat in 1/3 of the house for 10 months. So, I'll get this bathroom all nice and pretty, and guests will say, "It's COLD in here!" They just might not notice that the toilet doesn't match because they're freezing.
We'll see how it all looks when I get the new vanity in. It's sitting in the living room right now. I'll wait until the hardware store opens tomorrow before I disconnect the water to the sink - I want to be able to make another fast trip if necessary!
See those two nice, round holes in the wall? They're investigatory holes because I was planning on putting a medicine cabinet in the wall. And then I found a stud right between the two holes. I may go with a simple mirror, rather than cut a stud to put a medicine cabinet in. It's really not that important. In fact - I can put the old mirror back up over the holes and put the whole decision off until some future date. See, I can be patient!
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