Sunday, June 22, 2008

Elbow Grease

We are now at the point where everything we do takes a little bit longer since it's what we have to look at. We took a few loads of things down to the house and realized it needs to be cleaned before anything goes in. So while John kept at the tile, I started cleaning. First: vaccuum and steam clean the carpet in the living room.


Can you tell which side had been cleaned?

After: Oh wait, it's still drying. We'll post a pic after it is dry and re-vaccuumed. It only took 4 hours and a whole bottle of carpet cleaner before the water was less gray. You wouldn't believe what 15 years without a steam cleaning will do to beige carpet.

John started grouting the tile. It looks completely different with the grout. The depth of color is much better. This was time consuming, especially when John realized he had to grout everything twice.

Here is after the second time, with the top area buffed as well.
When all is said and done, this is going to be a spa-quality bathroom. And I have to say, John is damn near professional when it comes to installing tile.

John also mounted the light in the shower so he'll have more light to work by. The shower is no longer a cave.

Here's a picture of the back of the house at night. If you look carefully, you can see me mopping the kitchen floor.

It was a successful day - the majority of the tile is grouted, the light is installed, it's safe to walk barefoot in the living room, the kitchen was completely wiped down, vaccuumed and mopped. Side note: the central vac is awesome. Hopefully the rest of the tile will show up tomorrow so we can finish that, and then we start to move!

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