This is what I have been doing….
The beginning of the job I started while my husband was at work. I thought I would be able to take tiles off without damaging them if I were very careful. It didn’t take long to realize we wouldn’t be reusing them and probably can’t match them anyway–so, instead of the bottom two rows, they were all destroyed—along with the wallboard.
Part way there.
I had the help of my husband and we actually didn’t have any working-together-tension. Meaning, I didn’t have to stomp my foot about anything. But I had in ear plugs and was in my own ‘zone’. There was something very rewarding about smashing tile and tearing into the wall. I don’t know if he became frustrated with me–if he did, he took it out on the wall.
I really didn’t think the demolition process completely through. The debris had to be packed down the stairs. Thankfully, my husband took on the duties of the grunt.
Yesterday I spent with the heating pad on my back to deal with the spasms my exuberance created. I watched YouTube video after video and read website after website of printed details regarding the anatomy of a shower stall and tub surround.
Now that I’m an amateur expert on shower stalls I’m more than a little miffed about the skill with which the shower was installed. No wonder we had water behind the walls. Thankfully it wasn’t bad. Even though I caught a faint moldy smell, there was no toxic black mold.
Today, I have to put on my maid uniform and do the duties around the house.
I shall read some blogs to catch up in between chores. It’s my way of rewarding myself….after I do X, then I can read for 15 minutes……..