Apparently we were sitting around yesterday with nothing to do.
Husband: "Let's load up the kids and go to Home Depot and pick out our new tub!"
Jacob proclaiming to everyone within hearing distance and some in the next county: "We're getting a new bathtub!"
"Why do you need a new bathtub?" you might be asking yourself.
I have provided the pictures below in an attempt to answer that question. This house was built in 1939. I believe the tub is the original tub.
Trailer park tub surrounds were added at some point--but they neglected to apply an adequate seal. Given the naval battles that Jacob wages at bath time, mold and mildew have taken up permanent residence.
Also, apparently some feel that wood and water can be quite good friends. The sub-floor has to be replaced due to this misguided belief.
This is actually what prompted the restoration to begin with. Our upstair's bathroom is leaking onto the downstair's ceiling. Naively thinking the downstairs would be the easiest of the two--that's where we decided to begin. We would like at least one working bathroom. Silly, I know.
So, this brings us to today. Demolition in full swing. Panels off.
Not everything co-operates. The faucet had to be drilled out. Should have offered clues as to what was lying in wait for us!
The 1930's cast iron tub stubbornly refuses to budge. This is what my bathroom currently looks like. Brand new tub and walls sitting out in the back yard. Shiny new faucets waiting to be installed. And the tub won't move. Not only that, there's no floor underneath of it. A cast iron tub with nothing underneath except a partial floor for the corners to rest on. Now I know what the Three Stooges did on their days off!
So, my friends--when you think of me, think of me languishing away in the hell of home improvement. Fortunately we have accepted our defeat for the day and cleaned things up just in time for me to run and pick Jacob up from his play date.
Edited to add...when Husband and I blog about the same thing--you know it's big! Of course, he failed to mention that I'm on antibiotics for a bladder infection. Amazing that we've managed to survive this long!