Sunday, March 4, 2012

What Lies Beneath (064/366)

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“Where I am not understood, it shall be concluded that something very useful and profound is couched underneath.”

Jonathan Swift (Irish Author and Satirist of prose, 1667-1745)

TIME:  11:57 AM
PLACE:  Bathroom
SUBJECT:  Bottom of bathtub

Do you remember that little demolition project way back in March of 2009?  Well, it’s been in a state of limbo ever since.  This stagnation was mainly due to 1) money-lack of; 2) time; 3) sewer issues that needed to be completed before more remodeling could proceed; 4) time; and 5) money-lack of.  This past fall, the HH broke up the basement floor, dug outside, laid new plastic sewer pipe and moved the sewer stack.  THAT was a huge project all unto itself.  Now, we are finally able to move forward with the actual bathroom transformation.  Oh, wait, first we had to put a temporary bath in downstairs.  Having a commode we can use on a daily basis is essential.  We demoed the remaining bathroom upstairs which included removing the old tub.  The tub wasn’t original to the house.  We’re thinking they replaced the first one (probably a claw foot) with a more modern version around 1951 or a little later.  How do we know?  Because we looked at what was on the bottom of it.  We learned a lot of information about the bathtub.  I took a picture, then HH and my dad took a sledge hammer to it - it was the only way we were going to be able to get that 300-400 pound beast down the stairs and out of the house.

1 comment:

Mari said...

We redid a bathroom some years ago and had to knock apart a tub like that as well - lots of work! You're making progress at least!