Bathroom Project Day 5

It had to happen. Hubby hit a tilt today which has put us back a little.
The floor where the shower tray is going to go isn’t level.  We already knew that, but what we didn’t realise is that is was out in two directions by different amounts.
This posed a problem as when Hubby does something in the DIY stakes, it ain’t moving, and he’d stuck the new boards down so couldn’t take them up again to rectify the problem.
I have been helping by telling him when the spirit level bubble was in the centre. The floor is out 10 mm at one end, 8 mm at the other and 11 mm in the middle.
Cast your mind back some twenty years, and do you remember you could go into a DIY store and there would be multiple choice in wood, ie. thickness, length and treatments.
Not so today.
‘Sorry. We can get it in for you.’
‘Afraid not, we don’t stock wood any more.’
‘Have you tried the internet?’

Hubby has a lot of patience (he has to to put up with me,) but it was running out. He had a plan  (I think we are up to Plan G) and came home with two lengths of wood of two different thicknesses.
With the help of a crow bar, hammer and a bit of jiggery pokery, he has managed to put a wedge underneath and screwed it in place.
Tomorrow is another day.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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24 Responses to Bathroom Project Day 5

  1. willowdot21 says:


  2. Your husband is THE most resourceful individual on this planet!!! I have NEVER seen anything like it!!! I am in total awe!!! The two of you blow me away. And if I may say, I don’t think it “takes patience” to put up with you. I’d say he’s lucky to have you, and I’d also say you’re lucky to have him. And the beauty of it is, you both know it 😘

  3. Carol anne says:

    Sorry you hit a bump! Its just that though, a bump in the road! I know hubby can fix things. Good luck!

  4. murisopsis says:

    Oh yeah. I know about that… we put in a new floor in the family room. The cement slab was really way off actually wavy. We ended up patching and then using a “liquid level” where you pout some stuff and it fills in in the low spots. It worked but made the job go from a 3 day to a 3 week project!! The liquid level took a long time to cure and it was stinky too!

  5. Sadje says:


  6. Wanda says:

    Been there done that. We always had those hiccoughs doing our DIY projects too. 🙂

  7. Nope, Not Pam says:

    We had a similar problem in our kitchen and used a leveling gel to solve the problem, it made a huge mess though. I had to walk around in it to block any gaps, I was covered by the end

  8. glyn40wilton says:

    Next time you go to the DIY store, tell them you’d like a tin of striped paint, a sky hook and a new bubble for your spirit level. 🙂
    By the way; how much did your hubby pay for the jiggery-pokery?

  9. willowdot21 says:

    It’s all go so fingers crossed 💜

  10. Good luck with the bathroom project

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