Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Stick It To Me

I've spent the last 2 days in the bathroom. No, I wasn't sick, I was relpacing the floor. When we decided to move the toilet, that left a huge hole in the lino which needed to be mended. Since we weren't too attatched to the white and blue diamond linoleum, and it would have to be torn up when we do a complete reno on the bathroom anyway, we figured, "Why not?" Okay, it took me most of monday and over an hour today to take that old (it wasn't that old really) flooring up! I used our new Milwalkee "digital" heat gun on the second lowest setting-450 degrees- to "ease" the papery backing off the glue. I had loads of help.
Once the old flooring was removed, Ella helped me lay down the chalk line.
"What's a chalkline?" the little girl asks her mother.
"It's a line made of chalk, dear." her mother replies.
I had to adjust it a couple times because Ella couldn't keep her end of the line on the mark, but other than that it was smooth sailing. It took just under 4 hours to lay the peel-and-stick tiles down, only stopping to make a lovely quiche for dinner, and to wake the almost not a baby from his nap. It was my first ever tiling job, and it turned out pretty darn good. I did make some mistakes, and it would have been much easier laying it out had I done it when the boys were marathon plumbing.
Yay for me!

1 comment:

Beth said...

Are those workers available for hire? They would be ideal at anything involving tight spaces.