We started the Saturday before President's day with a mighty plan in place. Tear up the flooring on Saturday, let the mold dry Sunday and then start rebuilding Monday. We didn't have school or work on President's day and had access to a lot of help. Perfect plan. Well, we DID tear up on Saturday, but due to more mold than expected (including Black Mold) it wasn't dry until the next Wednesday, and the new plywood flooring didn't go in until the next Saturday. Then all the sanding, patching, sanding, patching, painting etc.. Finally, 2 weeks later, the toilet went back in and the lenolium went down. My dear Watson worked so hard for those two weeks to get it ready. I'm really proud. Big thanks to Wayne and Seth (the FIL and BIL) for helping us out.
We slept at 3 different houses in that 2 weeks and by the second night, I was already ready to go home. It was a long 2 weeks. But now we have a beautiful bathroom that does not squish under our feet, smell like mold, or grow noodley fungus. Thank you Thank you Thank you to everyone who helped us out!
|This is what it looked like under our floor. No wonder it was squishy. See the black mold on the back wall? YUCK|
|Half of the first layer of plywood is down. Making progress!|
|Ta Da! We even got a cute new shelf! We still need to paint the shelf and add baseboards, but at least we have a toilet!|
|Just some free stuff I've gotten the past month. Most of this is because I like to write nice letters to companies about their product and they send me free stuff! That's coffee creamer you see, and it is DELICIOUS in our hot chocolate!|