We live in J’s Grandparent’s old house. The bathroom and two small bedrooms were added on to the house when they got running water. A few years later a shower was installed, in the basement. It’s a big shower and the water pressure is great. But it has a few issues, when it gets really cold the cement shower walls frost over and the basement is rather chilly. The second problem is it’s a pain to clean.
J and I have been thinking about putting the shower upstairs for several years. We try to do one home improvement project a year and this is the year of the bathroom.
J’s High School Shop Teacher retired from teaching and does remodeling jobs. He installed a surround shower around the existing tub.
Another carpenter and neighbor came to help with the plumbing. J still has a little trim work to do, but took the first shower on Saturday night. Now, we can shower in comfort and warmth!
It was a small project that will make a big difference to our lives. No more “drawing straws” to see who showers first to warm up the shower area. No more complaining wife while scrubbing cement shower walls.