It’s getting real over here.
Like, we are going to be living in a BARN. SOON.
When someone asks my kid if he was raised in a barn, he can say, “Yeah.” (He pretty much answers yeah to everything anyhow.)
This is sort of a big deal because it was a huge process to get the septic tank installed. But, the septic tank is in and everything’s been run into the barn. And now I don’t have to drive 15 minutes to my mom’s house to go to the bathroom.
It’s the little things.
(And no. I don’t ever go to the bathroom in nature. Ryan on the other hand …)
Moving on to other bathroom progress. A faucet! A pretty little number, no? (It’s the stainless Dawson model by Delta, and we bought ours at Menards.)
And the coolest part of all?
OUR SINK HAS HOT WATER. WE CAN WASH OUR HANDS WITH HOT WATER.
Because Ryan installed a hot water heater. This is our GINORMOUS hot water heater, in a tiny little utility room. It’s darn near impossible to take a good photograph of this room. And the water heater is bigger than we planned (but it still fits – woot!).
When shopping for a hot water heater (which is by far the least sexy thing to shop for), we learned that our power company has a 100 percent rebate on this super efficient electric water heater. (The rebate is for those of us who don’t have gas service from the power company.) It’s very large, but also very efficient.
So we obviously went for it.
This water heater also pulls heat out of the air, which means this room is as cool as a cucumber now. It’s pretty rad. I just wish it could cool our entire apartment. (Dream big, Kim.)
Okay, now it’s time to transition back to the bathroom. Because what more is there to say about a hot water heater?
You can spot the white PVC plumbing in the picture above, which I thought would bother me more than it does. It’s really only visible from the tub. I may spray paint that. Or I may not.
Really all that’s left in the barn bathroom is the mirror, light, tub surround, and accessories (like toilet paper holders, towel racks, and the like).