The Mrs. Promised me a BJ when it was finished, but it hasn't happened yet. (Ain't going to be today either, 'cause she got her second Pfizer jab yesterday, she'll be down for at least the day.)
The floor came out pretty decent, if I do say so myself. I got it built up to the correct level with the closet flange, finishing it with 2x8 that I had salvaged from a job I worked some years ago. It's rock-solid now, no bend/give to it at all. I had a box of vinyl flooring scraps that came from freecycle, a nice reddish slate look, which, in happy happenstance were all exactly the sizes I needed them to be, the only cutting I had to do was for around the closet flange.
The vinyl was supposed to be self-stick with overlaps, but the 'sticky' was long gone so I tacked them down with small nails and used some dabs of construction adhesive. I had a nice piece of oak carpet transition strip that I salvaged from somewhere but it wasn't quite long enough to do both edges. The Mrs. ordered another one that turned out to be a different width and shape from the one I had (even though I gave her the number off the sticker) so I had to finagle the miter cut to get them to match up- the cut wasn't quite perfect but unless you get down on your knees and really look at it it's hard to tell...and I figure that if anyone is down on his/her knees that close to the commode they're going to have some other issue going on that precludes noticing. Eventually I'll take a palm sander to the joint and really smooth it out.
Somehow though, a small piece of wood trim on the wall went missing so I have a 6" gap. I had to remove some of the trim to get the floor cut properly. I'll have to find a bit of 1x2 and cut it to fit, and paint to match. Everything in here is real wood, not a lick of drywall in the place, all 3/4" v-notch pine for the walls and ceilings.
Next project is the water heater- it's in the crawl-space below the house and it won't fire up reliably in the Winter, there is no heat down there so the oil gets too thick and won't atomize correctly. It's an old Beckett AF burner, I managed to get into Beckett's tech service bulletins and found that it's a known issue. They actually make a pre-heater that goes on the oil line after the pump and just before the nozzle. I got my hands on one and I'll change out the nozzle to a slightly finer one (Beckett calls for a .65gph and somebody put in a .85, which actually makes the problem *worse*). I have a .65 on-hand and a .75 coming- I don't want to cut back on the BTUs too much because when it works, it works the balls- you never run out of hot water no matter how long you stand in the shower. I'll probably leave the gap on the electrodes alone for know, though I did find out that Beckett recommends reducing it by 1/8" for more reliable cold starts...but I have the tool for getting the right angle and distance if I need to.
And for the final piece of the project- the gauge on the oil tank is stuck and needs to be replaced so I found one that uses an ultrasonic gizmo to measure the level in the tank, and has a radio transmitter that sends to a remote receiver so I won't have to crawl under the damn house anymore just to see how much fuel I've got.
I think I'm getting a woody thinking about it. How's that for twisted?