Nic races to finish the third bathroom before the imminent arrival of our first buying tour. We are building a bathroom on the first landing next to the Princess room. It was originally two small storage rooms perhaps for linen and clothing. We now have Armoires in the rooms so the space is ideal for conversion. Its tricky as the wall between is brick and plaster, so a considerable amount of bashing and dust is going to happen.
I shut the doors while Nic starts the bashing so we can minimize the dust clouds from filling every room in the house. He's only allowed to stay in there for 2 minutes and then he stumbles out filled from head to toe with brick dust. A rudimentary rag over his mask and goggles. He looks like he's been in a sandstorm. We fill buckets full of bricks and take them down the stairs into the garage for a load to the local dump. Some are saved but most are broken. Then back into the sandstorm.
Nic takes the oak floorboards out and waterproofs the floor. We will keep the boards to fix up the patchy Princess room floor. It takes a few weeks of work, especially the plumbing which needs to go downstairs through the hall and under the courtyard to the main pipes. It's not going to be finished but it will be functional. We have a few days left before we return home to receive a container in NZ then back in September for the arrival of our tour guests