bathroom’s done

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yes, it’s been a while since i’ve posted, over a year actually. the bathroom has long since been done, i just haven’t put up any images.

so, here ya go….

finished bathroom

finished bathroom

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shower’s done

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the tile’s all in and grouted.  it really looks nice, i especially like the river stone floor.

river stone floor

river stone floor

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tile’s in (some of it)

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so the weekend was spent tiling the shower.  the river stone looks really nice. the tiler is doing a really good job, making sure everything is flat and level.  we’re thinking about getting on of those seamless shower doors, so the walls have to be near perfect or it won’t swing right.

shower tile

shower tile

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cement board’s in

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under the tile is a layer of what’s called cement board.  this gives the tile a firm base to sit on that won’t flex or crack. unlike the original contractor, who put wall tile on the floor right over the plywood sub-floor.

 

cement board

cement board

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showers out

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so, tuesday the shower come out. the contractor had to cut it into six or seven pieces to get it out of the bathroom. he also got all the tile out, used an electric chisel. most of it was glued down pretty good, but there was one section that practically came up on its own.

tile's out

tile’s out

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bathroom apocalypse

we’ve started the remodel on the master bath this weekend.  were going to take out the old fiberglass shower insert and replace it with tile.  we’re putting white subway tile in the shower with three rows of smoked glass subway tile at about eye level, and  small river stone on the floor of the shower.

this is what the river stone tile looks like, except ours will be a bit lighter in color

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recovery

so, we’ve been home a couple of weeks now, and i feel like i’ve finally recovered from our trip. you know how some vacations are, you need another vacation when you get home. i think the heat was what wiped us out the most. it’s good to be home, and no matter how nice a bed the hotel has, there’s nothing like sleeping in your own.

we’re finally getting our patio poured this week. we tore down the deck about four years ago with the intention of pouring a patio the same year. but then we saw the price of concrete work, and decided to wait awhile. this guy was recommended by some friends, and he does really nice work. here’s what it’s looking like so far….

lots of dirt

lots of dirt

more dirt

more dirt

there’s a lot of dirt there, some of it’s for leveling off the grade when he’s done. i’ll post as things progress.

travel day

so we decided to. Leave early, we’ve had enough of the salt. we’ve got our souvenir t-shirts and we had a great time. don’t know when we’ll do it again, or if we would. i’d like to thank John Romero from White Goose Bar racing for all the hospitality he’s shown us, answering our questions and putting up with us hanging out under his tent and taking up space. we got to help out the last day, so we weren’t totally useless.

we’ll have a couple of relaxing day in vegas, doing the tourist thing, then back home.

here’s a couple more shots from the track.

towed back to the oits

towed back to the pits

 

in the shade

in the shade

third day on the flats…..

and it’s kicking our butts, which is why i didn’t post yesterday. we got home yesterday afternoon about 4:30 and we were just wiped out. we grabbed a quick dinner and then crashed. slept in till about 7:30, filled up the cooler with ice and water, and headed on out to the track.

lots of hot rods cruising up and down the pits, just hanging out and looking at all the cars.

crusin' the pits

crusin’ the pits

crusin' the pits

crusin’ the pits

our contact, John Romero from White Goose Bar racing, got us a ride with the safety crew for about an hour. we got to go out on the tracks when anything happened, and with four tracks, there was a lot happening.

most of the time we just kinda hung out under the tents trying to stay cool. we helped out a bit when we could. we helped out at the starting line for one run, Cameron was the official umbrella holder ; ), keeping the driver cool while he was waiting his turn to make a run.
is turn

back from the run

back from the run

here the car’s on the trailer, coming back from it’s run.

this has been a hectic three days on the salt flats, and we’re pretty whipped. we’re talking about leaving tomorrow, a day early. we’ll see how we feel in the morning.

first day on the flats

 

first day on the flats, pretty amazing, and a zillion people.

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