Saturday, October 15, 2016
Ah ha! A great idea
This house had has a couple draw back, in my opinion. One is plaster walls. If you are not familiar with the 50-70's plaster walls there are studs upright and parallel ten a wire mesh is stretched across and plaster is applied. So it is hard to install a recessed toilet paper holder. If it were the construction I am familiar with, studs and drywall, I could install the holder in less than 15 minutes. Here I am looking at an hour (when I get to it.)
Other than the walls, the tub was in terrible shape. I thought it was worn out, but son Mark said it has been refinished and now the refinish is gone south. I looked closer and yep, it was a yellow tub with a white epoxy refinish job.
If this was not plaster walls, I would remove the tub and replace it. It is usually a fairly uncomplicated job. As most folk know the house is built around the bath tub or shower. In other words the tub is installed when only studs are standing, the same time the house is wired and plumbed. So although not complicated it is not simple.
Your amenities like commodes, Hot water heaters, furnaces, AC, vanities and kitchen cabinets are added after the drywall is hung and finished, making the job simpler in replacing those items.
So considering the trouble of removing the tub I decided to so something new to me, I bought the $50 kit at Lowes. Today I refinished the tub. It was a lot of physical labor sanding and scraping since it had been refinished once already. But it is good for a few years. It will be three days before I can show you the results.
I needed a better breather apparatus, but I used the simple one and added an old t-shirt to breathe thru. The mist did get on the decks, but it was an easy clean.
Oh the last 'Idea', I thought Mary's suggestion of knocking off at 7 taking a shower and having sex was a great idea. Mama said, "Mary is a kid, just 51, she might change her tune when .........!" ………………..So we are back to the yearly schedule. LOL
(okay, go ahead we see you)
Funny how sex is viewed by the younger generation. They view it as I did when I was a kid. When you get 40 you are over the hill (LOL). Some folk lose interest at 60, some at 70 and some have never ‘ENJOYED’ sex and are glad then they age out. On a personal note, yes it still happens, it is still enjoyed, just not as often. LOL
On that note I will sign out with the anniversary kissing selfie).