Master Bathroom Remodel Day One Demo

I finally got started on demolition work in the master bathroom in our house.  I had to install a Zip Wall to keep the dust out of the adjoining bedroom and house.  Then I removed the window in the bathroom so that I could throw all of the construction waste directly outside instead of tracking it through the house.  My plywood and 2×4 storm window works to easily open the window when I am working and close it tight when I am done.

Here are some pictures before the work has started.  These pictures will be more dramatic when they are compared to the finished bathroom.

Back to window facing the sinks. Closet is on the right Shower is on the far right
Looking at the window with bathtub on the right and shower on the left
The closet shelves
The double jet tub that we have never used and it does not work.
Toilet
Another shot of the tub

The double sinks
My home made ZipWall door.  I  made it from 6 MIL plastic and ZipWall zipper kit.
ZipWall Zippers

Taking out the Window
Taking out the Window

Taking out the Window

Taking out the Window

Window is gone
Shelves are gone

Window secured, done for the day.

Thanksgiving Day pipe insulation job

We’ve been in this house almost 5 years. We’ve been lucky that the cold winters have not burst the pipes that run in the attic. So this Thanksgiving Day that’s what I’m doing. I’m putting insulation on my copper water lines.

Zaramyth.com Rising From The Ashes

I am documenting the progress and evolution of my development server Zaramyth.com
I have not run a server from my house in a long time. The last time I had a Linux server running in my house was when I first moved to Albany back in 2010.  That server came with me from Oregon to Texas in 2003.  That server died of hard drive failure when I moved into this house in 2012.  I finally pitched it into the dumpster a few months ago.
Last weekend I stood up another Linux server based on a small desktop computer.  Way back in the early 1990’s I cut my teeth on Linux using a HP Vectra that the company that I worked for at the time was throwing out.  I had just gotten a DSL connection in my home and a co-worker had convinced to install Linux and learn how to use it.  I eventually built a home network and firewall on the server and kept it up for one year without any downtime or rebooting.
Now I am doing it all over again.  My quest to keep exploring web technologies goes hand in hand with my taking a break from riding my bike everyday to work.  Somehow in the future I will manage to have time in my waking hours for both.
Basic installs of Drupal 8.
The site will not always look pretty.  The server may break as I try out different stuff. I will document my progress here in my blog.