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.
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 wall
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.
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?!?!?!?
I think my legs look better than they did before. But my bathroom floor will look like this for awhile.