Thursday, July 06, 2006

What Lies Beneath

This should be a pretty interesting day for us. We've had some water damage accumulating in our bathroom for a while and we've finally decided to make the necessary repairs. Jeremiah started the project yesterday by locating the source of the leak. We were very fortunate to find that we just needed a tighter seal on the pipe for the shower head. We still have to pull off the tub surround on the wall with the faucet though. There's been so much water leaking down there for who knows how long that we need to replace the greenboard behind it. We're thinking that we can salvage the tub surround and put it back in place (author laughs a nervous, yet hopeful, laugh.) So we will have the water shut off for the majority of the day.
I said yesterday what a fun project this would be and Jeremiah told me that cosmetic changes are fun, repairs are not "fun." That's probably because they're something you have to do instead of something you choose to do. And also repairs usually snowball. But we're hoping for the best. In the end all our work should make our bathroom look exactly the same. However, we'll know, that like so many things, it's what's on the inside that counts.
On to the repairs!

1 comment:

Katie said...

Good luck to you!