Archive for May 5th, 2023

Annex 106

As I recently mentioned, there are several small construction tasks I’ve been putting off; one of them was the shower ceiling.  Jae brought the Tyvek panels months ago, but I found the task intimidating because I wasn’t sure exactly how to go about cutting them to size and mounting them.  So last week, I asked Jae if she was clear enough on how to go about the task that she could direct me step by step; she said she was, and it turned out to be much easier than I thought it would be.  So here’s the finished product; the material is translucent enough that we were able to mount it over the lamp rather than having to trim around it; light enough to be held in place by brads and trim; and rigid enough that fastening the edges was enough to hold it up.  I had been putting off actually using the shower until the ceiling was in place because it just didn’t feel like a proper shower, but on Saturday night I used it and I was quite pleased.  For one thing, the extra room felt luxurious, and it was such a pleasure to be able the hot and cold water separately again after years with one of those damned single-handle shower controls.  I didn’t have to get out of the shower to dry myself, and the steam warmed up the bathroom enough for me not to get a chill the instant I stepped out.  So yay for handmade showers, and another cheer for getting one of the last major functions of the annex in order.

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