Storypost | 2010.02.24

Garage interior door foam insulation replacement

Fed up with the garage door that opened into the dryer (pictured below), I bought a replacement that would open into the side room. I went with a steel exterior type.

Garage replacement doors renovation

I bought a second for the garage-to-outside door, this one will be a challenge because it requires a dog door.

Then caulking and trimming on both.

Deck stained backyard

The sod is still alive. The black bamboo should eventually grow alongside the railing in the left part of the image. In the same planter, under the deck, I put the large jade bush I got from SFS nursery.

Thanks to Jon, I have plywood up in the master bathroom so it's time to think about fixtures. Shower head, body sprays, done. Price Pfister had a nice diagram illustrating the closed loop plumbing necessary for body sprays.

Price Pfister closed loop body spray plumbing diagram


That does sound like as easier option than dual head in mine

It's true. To change the temp I have to sneak downstairs and adjust the water heater settings while Chris is preoccupied watching his evening stories.


Two body sprays at a tbd separation, swively. A second head would probably require another line, but that's okay because I have a strict my-temperature policy in showers. Even when I'm not there it has to remain at my temperature.

I'm tired of my one-horse shower. I'm going on a shower strike, no showers 'til you've got this finished and I can come down and use it. I hope you're planning on having body spray from more than just the same angle as the shower head. And what if you're in there with the lady and she wants a different temperature? What then? You need another shower setup on the other wall with separate controls.



The master bathroom fixtures: Moen mixer and three way diverter valve, Moen shower head, Kohler body sprays. The valves are pull-on push-off so you don't have to fiddle with the temperature. I went with flush mount body sprays.

Master bath

The master bathroom is progressing steadily.

One year

So the little one had is first birthday this weekend. Cuteness abounded, and was equilibrated that night when his pops and friends went to see Zombieland. Great movie, I'd recommend it to anyone. It's funny, gruesome, and doesn't try to shoehorn too ...