When we bought our house we knew the upstairs bathroom was a do-it-yourself job and that we would have to fix it some day. Today, that day came. The bathroom is being stripped down to the studs, exposing the brickwork of our middle-of-the-house chimney, and then completely rebuilt from the two-by-fours up.
Because we live in a two-bathroom house, this means that, for the next two weeks, we’ll be exclusively using the shower and toilet in the downstairs bathroom. Nothing wrong with that, right? Not unless you’re a guy in his late 50s who typically makes at least one trip to the bathroom every night. Until the upstairs bathroom is back on line, I’m going to have to be very careful about my fluid intake.