Monday, July 16 2012
I'm so glad that my phone has a camera, I need to tweak its settings, or clean the lens, sorry. This here was a fairly laid-back weekend. Saturday I went for a nice little hike to the Crestone.
TieDiedBrian-Crestone It was neat; I hadn't gone to this part of the Crestone in quite some time. Obviously I love being mobile.
Sunday, Nell and I went to church, something we haven't done since Mom was still here. It was actually quite pleasant. Reverend Campbell told the story of John the Baptist getting his head chopped off. Pretty wild stuff, perfect for this Hollywood movie lovin' guy and his little cowgirl Nell.
It is time for me to make a plan for the kitchen remodel project. Luckily it ain't no big thing. Part of what I will do today depends upon whether or not the backhoe shows up. We aren't quite ready for back-fill in the pit, but I could have a load of sand and gravel from the river ready to go. I'm thinking a couple yards will do just fine.
The 2 inch drains still need constructing. Someone was saying the tub will need a trap like the sinks get. I didn't put a drain trap on the last tub I setup, which was a mistake. What happens I guess is sewer fumes can travel up the pipe and into the tub. Since there isn't room for a trap above the concrete I guess it'll go below. It's back to the hardware store for me. I'll go out and figure out what I need for the lavatory, kitchen and bath at the same time, then go to the hardware store.
While I'm figuring things out, I need to work out how the concrete forms on the edges where the floor meets the rocks in the pit.
I shot some pictures with our camera, but they seem to be lost in the ether at the moment.
Concrete-edge alrighty I located the pics. In the above image there is a piece of wood at a ~45 degree angle. Where that wood meets the rock is the floor line, and that is the place where I still need a plan for a form. The form edge gives the concrete workers a place to screed (swipe) the liquid cement to true and level. Anyway, I'll let you know more as ideas come in.
(Glass-blocks) After rescuing these a decade ago from a building demolition in Vegas, we're excited to finally to now be able to employ them in our new kitchen and bath room. The edges were completely coated in plaster of course because we recovered them directly from a wall. The years are helping to remove the plaster.
(Glass-blocks-closeup) They sure are pretty.
(Glass-blocks-brick) Interesting, the glass blocks are the same width as a brick, hmmm.
(Pink-Cast-iron-tub) We've also got this cast iron tub, recovered from a remodel job Nell and I did for a friend in Albuquerque.
Yep I can see that more trips to our many salvage areas will be in order as we make plans. One benefit of using this type of tub over the claw foot tub is this one attaches to the wall. This means two edges can be tiled making a shower easier to setup.
Just thinking out loud