Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Bathroom Update #4

LL says:

Did a holiday weekend just pass? Huh. It didn't seem like it, although we managed to go to Playland for a couple hours. But, for the most part our time was spent in the bathroom.

I am happy to report that we are done tiling and grouting the shower! Yayyyy us! Although, it took us 3 (2 man) days where it should of taken 1 (1 man) day. Oops. Well, we never claimed to be professionals so whatever. But I have to say that finishing that job made me not hate renovating anymore. It was getting pretty tense, stressful, ugly and dirty. Yuck. When we finished that last bit of the grouting, we high fived each other and then went to the local outdoor pool to celebrate with a dip. Also, to use the public shower. Ha. Only a day or 2 away from using the shower for the first time! Holy crap! 4 minor things to do first.

1. Use a cheese cloth on the tile to make all nicey-nicey.
2. Fill the tub, sit in it and caulk around the tub.
3. Hang shower curtain rod
4. Attach faucets

All tonight.

So lets talk a little about item #2, fill the tub, sit in it and caulk around the tub. Why, you may ask, do you do that? Well, simple. The tub bends and flexes when water is added (and other heavy items) so you want to simulate the usage to properly caulk the tub, allowing for space between the tile and the tub to contract and expand. I can't remember who taught us that, Ask the Builder or Mike Holmes. Although I'm pretty sure neither of them have ever seen a lesbian lying in a tub full of water, caulking. Like this.

Artist rendering of LL caulking tub.
Hot. I know.

Which leads me to the question of the week: Have you ever taken a shower/bath with your clothes on? And, why?


  1. Love the pic! good work 2 man of 2 days! :)

  2. We just finished a similar project... taking the first shower was soooo wonderful! I don't think I've ever had a shower with my clothing on, unless I can't remember... which is probably a good thing should that be the case!

  3. Haha. Yes, we are very much looking forward to the first shower, indeed!

  4. Nice drawing.At least the job was done.

  5. I have taken a shower with my clothes on at a beach resort. I can relate to the bathroom remodeling nyc experience. It's so demanding!