So happy to share today! I am about to have a "proper" bathroom at last - woo hoo. Two and a half years ago, I bought a very tiny, like 625 sq ft tiny, house and the only thing that almost stopped me was that I hated the bathroom. It just about measures 5' x 4 1/2', so yes, no tub, just a shower stall, loo and sink. I've done some pretty major upgrading each year (I save hard) and this is my year of the tub!!!! I am ecstatic; it's going to be messy, some walls moved but will be sooo worth it to me. Funny, the neurologist said take Epsom Salts soaking baths 3 times a week (which I totally believe in) and I almost cried - can't do that..... yet. Last couple of years I've managed to help my legs by soaking them in Epsom Salts, up to my knees in a 5 gallon bucket - good old Home Depot. I can't wait to sit in my tub.
So, the main reason I am posting this, apart from the fact that it's fun to share, is that my helper/handyman/construction guy - Brian - smokes. He came by at the first of the month to assess the job and he always lights up (outside only) as soon as he gets out of his truck. I was curious to see how it would be for me to have that so close so I didn't tell him until about five minutes into the visit. I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't bother me or set off any "wants" - so cool.
The last unexpected rainy weekend followed by Mother's day weekend delayed our start but..... tomorrow he starts the work - drum roll please! He came by yesterday and he walked around a bit and then declared "you've got this smoking thing haven't you", a big grin from me, "I can't find any ash trays!" So I dug out the glass one I kept back for visitors
Interestingly, not once has the smell of others' smoking triggered anything! When I have had bothersome stuff it has been when no-one was around and even those times are definitely easier and fewer now; it feels fantastic to really see that I don't smoke any more and I don't want to either! Onward and forward......