Progress on the bathroom continues (albeit slowly...) The sliding barn door was very finicky to install - it still rubs a tiny bit against the wall in behind. That serves me right for using the marine fir as the finishing boards around the mirror; the 1/4" marine fir is not a flat and uniform as the baltic birch plywood. The flexible shower curtain track has been ordered. After I installed the toilet today, I checked the shower curtain for length and I think it'll be okay, i.e., it will hang over the toilet and into the shower pan. There is also some intermittent weeping in the union between the inlet hose and the water shut off valve behind the toilet. I'll have to keep an eye on that and see if the joint settles. I continue to think about how I'm going to build the rear shelf storage area above the windows at the back of Redford. I think I have an idea that will work to give the most storage and also be "easier" to install. The vertical panel took a lot of time to make and install. A curved ceiling, and two opposite angles on the ends to fit the cabinets... Tomorrow I will continue with the build for the rest of that rear overhead storage.
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Calvin here - after spending almost 33 years in education as a high school teacher, elementary teacher, and elementary administrator, it was time to retire! I did so happily and with no regrets; it was a terrific and fulfilling career. I do enjoy building projects as the design and building process is very therapeutic and you see a completed functional product in the end. Now to combine the build with another of Angela's and my passions - travel - is something we're really looking forward to.