Yesterday and today were taken up with the new bathroom being fitted. Well, not the whole bathroom, just switching out the bath for a much more accessible – and hopefully much safer to use – shower tray. It has been noisy, messy and disruptive but we knew it would be. With nowhere to relocate to we got on with it, focused on it all being worth it in the end. And today, earlier than anticipated, it was pretty much finished in the sense that the contractors have gone and we can use it. So hopefully this means the end of hokey cokey showers – original post here – and an end to slipping/falling as much as we have been doing. The removal of the bath also removed a huge trigger altho we won’t know how much of a difference it all makes until we try it out. No bath, the plug hole at the opposite end and no longer looking like a plug hole, and plenty of grab rails – some still to be fitted – should hopefully do the trick.
A small list of “thank yous” – firstly the people who made this happen, our psych, the OT from Adult Social Care and our landlord. All this work has been done for us completely free of charge and we are beyond grateful. The contractors, who have been awesome in letting us know what they’re doing and when and giving us advance warning of any particularly disruptive things, and who have been as unobtrusive as it is possible to be when you’re making a hole in a ceiling and so on. Our online friends who have made us virtual drinks, been on hand to listen to us moan and offered random chat so we didn’t get bogged down in focusing on the disruption. And finally, an extra special thank you to Popple who has kept us sane, been our remote expert and splained things to us, and who also had the brilliant suggestion of looking on YouTube for an idea of what was involved – that was passed on to the OT and she is going to suggest it to other people. You’re awesome, Pops.