I just have to share this craziness with y'all.
First off, remember this?
It's the back wall of my house that got me so frustrated and mad last fall that I chucked the whole shingle-ripping project for the rest of the year. About in the middle of the first photo you can see a long vertical line. That's where the back door used to be. The back walkway leads right up to it. But now the back door is about four feet to the right. It bugs me, I mean really bugs me, that the walkway doesn't line up with the back door anymore.
But I can't move the back door over to where it used to be because of this:
Now here's where it starts to get interesting...
At some point that open back porch was closed in and the "new" back door was put in where the old porch steps were. (And the walkway still lined up with the back door. Did I mention that it really bugs me that the door doesn't match up with the walkway any more?) The closed-in back porch had three windows: two side-by-side on the west side of the house and one about four feet to the right of the back door.
Then along came someone who had the idea to build a second bathroom in the house. So the back window became the back door, which made the walkway outside look whopper-jawed, and a shower stall was tacked onto the end of the hallway-like bathroom, which made the bathroom walls jut out awkwardly into the back porch space. This creates a bit of a problem with getting into the basement, as the basement access is a trap door in the middle of the floor and the jutting-out bathroom walls come perilously close to the edge of the trap-door. When I say "perilously close" I mean that when the trap-door's open there's only about 8 inches between the bathroom wall and the open maw of the basement. You try carrying a big box of something with your back pressed against a wall while side-stepping to avoid falling into the basement. Not fun.
Let's review: Hate the back wall of the house. Hate the non-matching walkway and back door. Hate the bathroom. Hate the tiny shower stall. Hate almost falling into the basement.
Soooo...as Ron White would say, "I told you that to tell you this": My hare-brained idea will fix everything.
I want to put a shower in the other bathroom (the one next to my bedroom), get rid of the tiny crappy shower stall in the back bathroom, rip out the bathroom walls around the shower stall back to the original wall of the house, move the back door to where it used to be, and put in a window where the back door is now. More or less in that order. After we finish the interior door project, of course. Probably before I finish tearing the shingles off the back wall of the house. Most certainly before I paint the back wall of the house. But maybe not before I finish wallpapering the dining room or painting the second parlor. And I really ought to put a new roof on the carport sometime soon, too.
Craziness? Or not?