A brief glimpse into the daily happenings of a 6-year-old, his new baby brother and his family.

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Spring Break Diary Part 1: Bathroom Floor

A week ago Saturday morning, we put the toilet on the porch (awesome) and began demolition of the floor in the bathroom.

If you've, ah, used the facilities in our house anytime in the recent past, know that you are a lucky, lucky soul. Look what the floor (or lack of) was like underneath..

Luckily, we had an expert contractor to help with tearing the floor out (seriously..a big, gaping hole all the way down to the crawl space) and rebuilding the sub floor.

Here are a few pictures we took while we were working. In addition to the work shown in these pictures, we learned the following:
1) ripping up linoleum that has been glued and tacked to plywood that was glued and tacked to linoleum that was glued and tacked to plywood is the worst job since stripping wallpaper

2) when you turn off the water supply from the wall to the toilet and it keeps dripping, make sure you confirm what kind of pipe you have before you go to Home Depot to buy the replacement

2B) the old guy in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot doesn't think it's nearly as cute and clever as you do that you took pictures of the pipe and brought your digital camera to the store to figure out what kind of pipe you need

3) No matter how much water you think you've gotten out of your toilet, when you bring it back in, water spills on the floor.

4) All those hours playing Tetris comes in pretty handy when you're trying to figure out the shape to cut the tiles around the toilet. Don has the high score on Toilet Tetris!

The good news is that we now have a beautiful bathroom floor. So, what did we do with the rest of Spring Break? 4 words... Potty Training Boot Camp. But, that's a blog for another day...like tomorrow.

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