No Drinking After 10 p.m.


It may not look like much to you, but to me, it represents (exhausting) progress!

I’m still nowhere near finished with either of the two new bathrooms – and for the last three months, I’ve been without a second-floor toilet. That’s meant stumbling down the back stairs (because the front stairs still have no rail) in the middle of the night should I need to adjust my fluid levels.

A few weeks ago, such a midnight need led to a slip resulting in a massive bruise on my posterior – so I decided to stop all fluid intake after 10 p.m. I want my bourbon back.

Today, my electrician (finally) hung one of the two exhaust fans, and he assures me the other – and the rest of his work – will be installed by Friday afternoon. Then I can finish the floor, start hanging and patching drywall, and install (and use!) the toilet. (“Is there a felicity in the world…superior to this?”)

In the meantime, though, I’ve been awfully busy in my off-hours with editing  – and I was happy to have the work not only because I enjoy it, but because I chose an expensive toilet (the wax ring might put me over budget).

hiller250But just moments ago, I emailed back to its author the last of my current freelance jobs. I’m quite excited about that book; it’s an earthy and at times hilarious collection of life/work stories and anecdotes from a well-known cabinetmaker…but I can’t say anything more until the author unveils it. Update: Nancy Hiller just posted the image at left on Instagram. I hope you read it and enjoy it as much as have I.

So now I’m back to fretting about the lack of progress in my bathroom – both mine and the electrician’s.

I’m very much looking forward to my nightcap consumption resumption.

About fitz

Woodworker, writer, editor, teacher, ailurophile, Shakespearean. Will write for air-dried walnut.
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6 Responses to No Drinking After 10 p.m.

  1. wb8nbs says:

    10:00 PM. Good time to watch episode 3107.

  2. I’m pretty sure that wasn’t the falling water Jane was referring too . . .

  3. nrhiller says:

    You are too much, girl.

  4. Deniseg says:

    I’m looking forward to that “well known cabinetmaker/author’s” book. And bravo on the home reno progress.

  5. Wayne Shute says:

    You know, there’s a fancy newfangled invention (actually since back in the BC times) that they’ve made available to civilians now – not just the royalty has them. It’s called the chamber pot and it hides under your bed until called upon to avail itself for your 2nd floor fluid level exchange.

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