While Mark was at work today, I was carrying on with the remodel, but I also took time to enjoy nature for a while.
This morning I laid plastic down outside the tub on the plywood to try to protect it while Mark and I took our showers. As soon as I stepped out of the tub, I discovered a fresh water stain under the plastic.
Mark and I got a flashlight and looked behind the shower wall to try to trace where the water was coming from.
Mark felt the pipes, but they were dry. However, right behind the top of the tub, there was moisture. You can kind of see the drips coming down from the grouting.
Aha! So the leaking has been coming from the grouting between the tiles and the tub. Realizing that the tiles on that wall aren’t really protecting anything, I took most of the rest of them off. We will put plastic up on that wall and see if that helps until we can get the new tub in.
Before starting on the next project, I decided to go outside with my camera and look for signs of life. I have begun to spot a few flowers from the road so I figured there must be some around my house.
After coming back inside, I sat down and started doing some polishing. Our new faucets in the bathroom are going to be polished brass, so I was hoping to turn the vanity hardware shiny.
Jamey and Sage are coming for a visit in a week. I had hoped to have the bathroom remodel farther along by the time they get here. So much depends on getting the timing of the various details right.