And so it goes. The ongoing bathroom remodel has been a high yield metaphor for recent developments. Both national and local, in underlying structure and controlled chaos. Unrecorded here (except in the smile of the outside observer) is the hastily amended foundation, framing, and the echos of devoted curses funneling up through the drain pipes like reclaimed sewage. Unspoken among the howls is the fact that all the anticipated changes are mostly surface alterations.