So rather than tackle the bathroom tile at 1:00pm (when he was supposed to be napping!) I watched like ONE THOUSAND EPISODES OF CURIOUS GEORGE with a three year old nestled inside my sweatshirt. Which was really cute, actually, but did not do wonders for my home improvement schedule.
So then-- once I finally put him to bed-- I was able to focus my attention on getting the bathroom tile down. Another layer of thinset, and then a million teeny-tiny cuts to make the 1" hexagonal tiles line up relatively well with the walls, bath tub, and toilet. Whoever designed the base of the toilet was clearly not a tile installer, nor the friend of a tile installer. It's all "undulating angles" and "delicate curves". What a jerk. That guy was clearly not thinking about how tile was going to be installed around that base.
And yes. If anyone out there wants to chime in-- usually you remove your toilet to tile your floor--unless some bright star who renovated the bathroom before you (circa 1986) cemented the toilet INTO THE FLOOR so there's no hope of ever removing it. Ever. Thanks, that guy.
To be clear: We're still not finished. We need to put in a layer of grout tomorrow morning, and then John's going to install the "new-to-me" Craig's List sink he picked up last night in Lefferts Gardens. This sink is such a total score-- brand new Kohler sink, literally the one I was planning to buy from Home Depot, but this one comes with a super looking faucet already installed. For about half the price of just the sink at HD. Could not be happier.
In the meantime, here's a snap shot of our current status, just so you know that I haven't forgotten you guys in the fray...