Freakin cool. I got to totally tear out my bathroom. There is currently no sheetrock on the walls and the weird overhang thing has been reframed to allow a nice shower. It's about a 5'5 x 7'2 space. It was just disgusting and when I get done in a couple of weeks it's going to RULE. I'm so stoked. I'm so freakin thankful to a guy from work. He (the mechanical engineer), the Engineering Manager and myself all work in the same office. He has LOTS of tools and today helped me solve a framing problem that I had NO CLUE how to handle. What would have taken me weeks of head scratching was knocked out in two hours of framing nail gun goodness and his inginuity, making shit up as he went. The frame is solid as hell and ready for sheetrock. I'm so thankful to that beautiful bastard. It was really fun workign with him to make it go. I'm pretty sure he's gonna help me do the sheetrock and tile as well. Friends kick ass. I dropped like 1200 bucks at lowe's this weekend on tile, sheetrock, a light fixture, paint, a few tools and the new shower. Oh, and the shower valve, handle and outlet (like 128 bucks just for that). Thus, my mind - which is usually pre-occupied by philosophical intrigue is for now consumed by my second job and the bathroom project, which will hopefully lead into several other improvement projects I really, really need to undertake. My heating bill for the winter time here is historically 400 bucks at the peak of winter, 2 or three months of that. With prices up 70%, I expect bills of up to 700 dollar this winter. It's freaking me out just to think of it. Ah, the joys of a 40 year old house that desperately needs insulation, weather proofing and a completely new heating and air conditioning system. (the bathroom project got priority because it was causing serious water damage in the basement and really grossing us out in a very moldy, dirty, disgusting way) *sigh* That is all.