Thursday, February 16, 2012

Found more pictures

Still haven't found the picture of the outside of the house yet. I may just have to go take new ones. I want to do that anyway, now that we have new windows in the front. Oh, they are so pretty!
I did find some of the bathroom work that we had done. When we first moved in, the family before us had carpet in their bathroom, can you believe that? CARPET! The bathtub was also
falling apart, and leaking into the kitchen below. So, a trip to Menard's was in order.
We picked out a very pretty fiber glass tub with surround. Also, a very good quality vinyl tile flooring, whose name escapes me now.
So, let the games begin. We started tearing the carpet up and found 2 layers of linoleum underneath. Below that we found newspaper dating back to 1952. Did you know you could buy 4 brand new Firestone tires for less than $10!
After the flooring was removed, Aaron and I tried every which way to get the old tub out of it's area. Finally, he just took the sawsall and cut it into pieces. The kids and could haul those smaller chunks down the stairs to outside easier that way.
Now, for the fun part. Installing the tub. The floor has a horrible slant to it, so just putting it into the hole wasn't an option. Besides, the cabinet was in the way, so just slipping it into place wasn't an option. It took a lot of work, in and out, lifting and swearing, but eventually, we found "level" and got the tub installed. After that, it was a piece of cake. the surround went in easily, but it exends out further than the wall on the left hand side of the tub. (sigh) Oh well, that we can cut off and hide with trim.
The hard part is done. The sink and counter will stay. I have the paint picked out, just not purchased yet, to cover the lovely yellow and green flowers on the walls. (oh, so 70's!) Then, the bathroom with be almost close to done. YEAH!

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