Project Replace All The Pipes In My House and Renovate The Bathroom is DONE!^
I slept in my bed, rather than on the couch. There is no dust, debris, or workmen in my house any more. I did the whole shit/shower/shave thing in my new bathroom this morning. It was blissful. I am at peace.
Now I can focus on the wedding, which is just over a month away. The tuxedo has been ordered and should be here this week, so the tailor can do fitting and alterations for me. My shirt studs and cufflinks (same color as her dress) are on the way and should be here today. I have several Continental Ties that I can work from to build a pattern, so I can make my own tie. I have a small swatch of her dress fabric, so the button in the center of the tie will be a fabric covered button with her dress material on it. The wedding rings are being cast as I speak. We are expecting to do a food tasting with the caterer in the next two weeks or so.
It's all coming together.
And yesterday I completely dropped the ball at work on a major project and was (probably) almost fired. Which led to me driving some urgent process improvements, which made people want to invest further in me, so now I am going to be working a day or two a week from our tech offices (in another part of town) so I can sit with the geeks and suck up all their juicy juicy knowledge, and integrate it into my SalesOps role. (I'm really the only person in the sales org with a tech background, so it makes sense for me to glean the techie bits, and then write them out for Sales to use.) So I managed to turn almost getting fired into an increased amount of responsibility and influence. So yay me.
And there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I can't wait until after the wedding, when the wife and I can just chill, be with each other, and just enjoy each others' company without all this other shizz clouding every waking thought. And, I can't wait to begin my relationship with my Wife.
^ footnote: Plumbing project is "done" for a certain definition of "done." Of course, the bathroom still has exposed drywall that I need to seal the joints, mud and tape, sand, and paint. Then I need to get the Western Red Cedar tongue-and-groove wood I am going to use to cover the walls and ceiling. Then I need to install all of this stuff. And a shower curtain. And curtain rod. And insulate around the bottom of the bath tub, then build a cabinet and shelves for things to go on, and mount switchplates, and the fan cover, and finish the trim around the door jamb. But, ya know, I can close the door and take a shit or a shower in privacy right now, as long as I don't splash around in the water too much. So yeah. The bathroom is "done."