People who follow me on Twitter know that this week has been contractor week at chez Salt-Box, with the focus of most efforts being the upstairs bathroom. (You can see evidence on Flickr: “Things That Are Busted in Our Bathroom“; “Day 2: Return of the Contractor“; and “Day 3: Still Contractin‘.”)
The bathtub’s not cast-iron or porcelain or anything . . . it’s a composite material called “Vikrell,” which is why we could afford it. I have no idea if this is a good decision, or not–frankly, it’s the best we could do now–but the name is unfortunate. All I can think of is this episode from Friends, when Ross invents a former boyfriend for Phoebe, named Vikram.