I want to thank everyone here for all the help and suggestions. I replaced
the #14 with a #12 and now have two #12 going to the new room. I'll use one
for the lav which will have fan, light and GFI. As you suggested, my friend
was full of whatever and knew nothing about what should be done out there. I
phoned the electrician and he said that while there aren't any inspections
for homeowners doing over old housing outside the city limits, there is now
very strict inspections for new housing in the county, and therefore I
should make every effort to meet the new code. As someone else mentioned,
one day they might require everything to meet code if I ever wanted to sell.
That was the law in other places I've lived. And if it meets the code, it
will also be safe, and there is peace of mind in that. The electrician said
it's ok to put the GFI on the same circuit as the light as long as it's at
the end of the line so if it trips, the light won't go out. Looks like we're
heading the right direction. Thanks folks.