Straw boss'n's no way to train for the Tour de France

How's Boss'n's for a contraction?

Planned to go for a bike ride today. At 04.00 the sky's open. First time it's rained that I've been down here since the fateful day I was caught between two "Do not Enter When Flooded" signs when they were flooded. Jacked around until 11.30 and then went. Took a rain "cape" as the euro folks call them. 

No need for the rain cape. But damn was it hot. Starting at 11.30 in mid-August in Tucson is plain stupid. And, I sucked. Have not ridden at all since early July. Been sweating a lot. Been lifting a lot. Been going up and down the hill between DnT's and the Quail Manor a lot. None of those things seem to have any positive bearing on cycling prowess. I sucked. Didn't get passed, but only because there were no other fools out there!

Figure I kind of have to get one of these rides out of the way so the next ride is mo betta...

SeW has started a trend in gripes about no pictures of the principles in this little (pun intended) passion play down here. Tomorrow should have CtC, Bob the Plumber, MNF, and the concrete wizards in attendance...may be some photo ops. I'm heading up to IKEA, Tempe to spend at least $4,500 so we get the 20% discount. But I'll try to get some shots...

Now is the time to collect opinions. Jump in here if you have one. 

 This is from the IKEA design software. The box represents the toilet. The perspective is from the shower/tub. The sink would be centered in the base cabinets to the left.

This is from the IKEA design software. The box represents the toilet. The perspective is from the shower/tub. The sink would be centered in the base cabinets to the left.

We've started looking for bathroom vanity cabinets. Finally occurred to me I could put two IKEA cabinets together to have an ideal solution. Kill the top drawer in each cabinet. Install a sink. Bingo. Then I got to thinking we have a LOT of ceiling height and precious little floor square footage. What if I put wall cabinets above the vanity mirror? We've found some examples of using wall cabinets above the vanity, but not a lot. Lighting will either come from under cabinet lighting (LED) and a mirror that basically fills the space, OR a 24 x 36 inch lighted mirror centered over the vanity.

The wall cabinets are about 12 inches deep and the bottoms, in the Guest Bath which has the least ceiling height, will be somewhere around 6'-8" above floor level. That seems plenty high to take them out of any primping that happens at the mirror. Too high to easily access without a step ladder, but valuable storage never the less. Let us know if anyone has any thoughts.