Bathroom Project Day 11

We have two tiled walls now and although not yet grouted, they are looking good.
The shower fitment is secured against the wall and we have no leaks. The bracket will also be refitted and for that it means more tile drilling. Hubby has the necessary bits for the job, and the trick of sellotape still works.
It has been a hard slog though, and getting the first tile in proved to be a nightmare.
The wall was not flat or straight and the first tile took an age to get right.
Jiggery and Pokery would make a good name for a company if Hubby were to go into business. Better than Botchit and Leggitt  who would’ve slapped on the tiles regardless.
Cutting the short lengths was also a bit of a game as it was a ‘one at a time’ process because of a mm here and another mm the other way there. If you look at a wedge, you can get the idea that something small at one end can amount to something larger at the other, and thus it was with the tiles today……… just one being a little bit out threw it all.
Measuring was paramount, but by 4.15 he was ready to put the final four tiles in place. All of them had to be cut and once Hubby had done that, I got ready to take the dog out for her second walk.
The language coming from the bathroom stopped me in my tracks. Despite careful measurements, double and tripled checked, they didn’t fit. I poked my head round the door as he was trying two on the other wall which were thankfully OK. It turned out that not only was the wall against him, but the ceiling coving too, making a difference of that dreaded 1mm so it meant trimming the 2 tiles for that side.

Maya was pretty good for me, but I was in a lot of pain when I got home. I played with her for a little while in the garden as she had the zoomies then went indoors. The final tile was in place, and Hubby was on clean up duty.
I helped as much as I could, bad back or not, as he was in a lot of pain himself. With all the minute trimming, he ended up hoovering the back garden just in case Maya got something in her feet.

Hubby is exhausted and managed to have a nap this evening. We should both sleep well, and hopefully tomorrow will see the end of the tiling. Tuesday we have the first of our appointments, another on Wednesday and a third on Friday.

Note: For the record, we have two boxes of tiles left, and are tempted to use them on the floor by the shower and sink.


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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10 Responses to Bathroom Project Day 11

  1. Carol anne says:

    Glad the tiles are done, but do you really want to go through all the cutting again, for the floor? I personally wouldn’t, so I congratulate your hubby if he is willing to go through all that work!

  2. Nope, Not Pam says:

    Sounds like a trickery job, cutting such small slivers is a nightmare

  3. glyn40wilton says:

    What a palava! Yes, you might as well use the rest of the tiles even though you must be sick of the site of them.

  4. murisopsis says:

    I’m glad you are making progress but the price in physical exertion seems to be taking a toll. Hope you are both rested and up to the grouting mess… Anyway I’m impressed that you are even considering doing the floor!

    • The jury’s still out on that and we may not have enough afterall for the area we have in mind. We have to put down new flooring anyway so it was just an idea. We’ve done floor tiles before though, having laid quarry type tiles throughout the cottage except in the bedrooms where we had carpet. That was a fun game and I got very proficient at missing up the adhesive and grout!!

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