Hick started work on the Double Hovel on Tuesday. He and Old Buddy tore out part of the existing bathroom of the bigger of the two buildings, and moved the fixtures where they will be installed.
Here's the outside of the main house.
And the bathroom as it was, with an entry off the kitchen:
The location of the toilet next to the tub:
And the wall across from them where the washer/dryer were hooked up:
Hick moved the toilet to a space under the window, and cut a door to the bedroom in the area where the toilet used to be.
He moved the bathtub to the opposite wall. Hick says it looks usable, with a good cleaning. He also said he could paint it. Or get it refinished. We'll see how it cleans up.
One area that needs revision is the mess of wires where the washer and dryer used to be. Now Hick has covered that area with the tub. Not sure if the new washer/dryer area will be at the end of the tub, or where the tub used to be. Hick also bought a pedestal sink, like the one in The Pony's half bath, from a buddy for half the store price. It will go in this bathroom.
The project might take longer than originally anticipated, since Hick has an appointment with a neurosurgeon on Thursday, concerning some disc degeneration in his lower back. At least the Double Hovel is bought and paid for. No interest charges to worry about.
As Hick would say, "It ain't eatin' nothin'." Except $6.27 for the electric bill last month.