So I did a thing….

Okay, I have been doing SEVERAL things, which I would like to tell you about in another post, but first, let me tell you what I did today.

I glued myself to the floor!  YES I SAID I GLUED MYSELF TO THE FLOOR.  Go ahead shake your head, I’m still shaking mine…smh

No I wasn’t bored!…. No I wasn’t drinking!  and NO I didn’t actually TRY to glue myself to the floor, but it happened nonetheless.

Do you remember back in February, when I talked redoing my bathroom? I talked about how physical labor has always been a stress relief for me.  Well I finished the bathroom and went on to other construction projects, one of which was hanging shelving in my utility room.  I ran out of time and money to actually finish doing the laundry room before I left for Texas, but I did get the shelving hung up before I left.

So picture this please.20180704_194421.jpg

This is my itty bitty laundry room.   To hang the shelves, I had to pull out the washer and dryer.  I THOUGHT, I put everything back, but I literally finished hanging the shelves the night before I left (last month).

This is the other side of the laundry room wall20180704_194340.jpg

Yah the tub is in and it Finally works beautifully.  ( yes there were some hiccups in getting the heater on the whirlpool working 😦 but it’s done)

When I got home from my road trip, I was so looking forward to a long soak, but instead, I opened the bathroom door to find the entire floor covered with water.  Water that had been sitting for over a week while I was gone……awww come on!!!!!  smh again….

I cleaned up all the water, bleached the floor, dumped the towels I had used to clean up the floor in the washing machine, and went to the store for groceries.  After I finished putting the groceries away, I headed back into the bathroom…..THE ENTIRE FLOOR WAS WET AGAIN!!!!!!

I said a whole lotta cuss words….and OMG if it wasn’t for bad luck I wouldn’t have any luck at all!!!!

Remember when I said I THOUGHT, I had put everything away in the laundry room?…Well I didn’t.  I forgot to put the hose from the washing machine back in the drain, and instead it was running directly into my bathroom.

facepalm

I wish I could tell you that I figured out the problem immediately, but to be honest it took a few more times, and the laundry room floor getting wet for me to figure it out.

I had hoped that bleaching the floor and using a dehumidifier would help the lifted tiles settle back into place, but not only were the tiles lifting but the plywood underneath was bowing.

I set out this morning to lift the tiles to see how bad of shape the subfloor was in.  Could I just bleach it again, and have a plywood floor for a little while, while I saved the money to have the floor repaired?  I am/was not looking forward to pulling out the plywood, since when I put it in, I put it in to stay…..

So I started pulling up the tiles, bleaching the plywood as I went, until I bloodied my knuckles and put the bleach aside.  I closed the bathroom door and kneeled on the plywood to try to remove the final (for the day) pieces.  And then I realized I was stuck!  I was literally glued to the floor!  I don’t know if the bleach had somehow bonded with the adhesive, or if I stayed in one place for too long, but I couldn’t move.

When she was done laughing at me, Thing 2, pulled me and I think some of my skin off of the floor.

Anyone wonder how I got the nickname Grace?!?!?!?

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I think my legs look better than they did before. But my bathroom floor will look like this for awhile.20180704_194345.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

53 comments

  1. On the bright side you’ll already have reading material handy every time you go to the bathroom.
    And there’s the old saying that linoleum floors are like men: lay one right the first time and you can walk on it for twenty years.

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  2. Don’t feel bad. I could totally see myself doing something like this. It’s ok, it keeps life interesting/humorous for our family members and friends.
    Keep being you chickie. It’s is odd ducks that keep the world spinning around. Lol

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  3. Nooooooo, what a nightmare! I would have panicked so much with the wet floor and worrying about bowing boards underneath. I applaud you for tackling all of this yourself, and also for gluing yourself to the floor (quite the achievement!!) Ouch! Aww I can just imagine how frustrating this has been for you – Ice and moisturise your legs andI hope the skin heals soon. Lesson learned… stay away from glue, hoses and water! 🙂
    Caz xx

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  4. What happened to just sitting still and just ‘being’ for a while? 😉 I think you got ants in your pants! Like the idea of your own tv show. Think it’d be hilarious, possibly for all the wrong reasons 😉

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    1. I probably do have ants in my pants, but this one is not totally my fault, well yes it is, but I mean I didn’t want to tear up the floor, but I can’t deal with mold, so that part I didn’t have a choice in… I would be more than happy to do a tv show….just need to find someone willing to spend that much time with me to film 😛

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