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it's a great life, if you don't weaken
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i want a closet big enough to live in.

Today, thecoughlin and I converted this:

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Into THIS!

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As you can see from the state of disrepair of the original plaster and lath ceiling, and the fact that somebody chunked a whole bunch of cheap wallboard up over it at sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, this is not the first time this issue has occurred.

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Ebear the Headless Ceiling Repair Gunner.... (thecoughlin down below, trying not to inhale too many mouse turds...)

It turns out that I was right: the problem was the overflow drain, and in particular the fact that the gasket around it had petrified.

The culprit:

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But hey, I got to tear down a ceiling today, and get a face full of mouse shit and old sawdust and bent nails (we dug out a pretty substantial mouse nest in the process). Other trophies recovered from the space under the tub include a petrified bottle of Nair, some cleaning fluids, and a certain number of (waterlogged) feminine hygiene products (in original wrapper and otherwise pristine condition).

And a piece of mouse artwork:

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In conclusion: Nair if you dare wear eye protection!

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Tags: the simple joys of homeownership
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