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It's been quiet around here

The carpenters have finished with the framing, and are now waiting for the new door to arrive. They have only been coming in the morning to check on the plastic covers over the frame. Other than that, they haven't been around much. I've been told today that the ETA on the new door is the 14th. Now we wait.

Meanwhile, the electricians have been working on replacing the existing high-hats with the new, insulation-contact rated ones, and installing the new junction box for our ceiling fan. But, then they had an emergency, so they haven't been back since Friday.

Oh, it turns out that all those junction boxes we had in the ceiling were actually dead, thank God. So, they simply ripped them out.

Next steps: new door, removing the drain, finishing the electrical work, insulating and Sheetrock. I can't wait. I really want my bathroom back.


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