January 14th 2014 6:31 pm
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Daddy's birthday is coming up and momma offered to make him a new quilt for his birthday present. She has had lots of time to get everything planned, ordered, cut and sewn but since she isn't feeling all that good, she put everything off. Now time is slipping by so momma has to get BUSY and start working on the quilt so we will be only be able to sneak in at Dogster for a little bit every day.
One thing momma did, that she wishes she hadn't was try to finish up some unfinished projects in both of the bathrooms. The humans had gotten all the tile set and grouted but hadn't done the silicone around the tub so momma decided that she would do it before the wall board got ruined.
Easy said, but we are talking about momma here and there hasn't been any project that she has done on the house that has turned out to be "easy" and without complications.
Daddy was going to use a water soluble chalk but momma had seen on the Home and garden channel that it was a major mistake and only chalk designed to prevent mold and mildew was to be used. So when the humans went to town the other day, momma bought a tube of the "preferred" stuff and applied it in the big bathroom around the tub. Everything went well until she went to do the clean up and discovered that this stuff did not wipe up. She ended up having to use a straight razor blade to wipe some of the excess off and some type of chemical that daddy gave her (Yup, he caught momma in the act).
Anyhow, the next day momma decided to do the little bathroom and once again applied the "preferred" goop around the tub but when she used the chemical solvent that daddy had given her the day before, it dissolved and pitted part of the rim of the tub. Apparently the tub in the big bathroom is a pricy tub made with baked porcelain but the one in the little bathroom is made of PVC which the chemical ate away. Now there is a area about one foot long that is totally pitted and damaged. Momma says she created a slip proof area, but daddy was not impressed. Neither human knows how this is going to be fixed or if it can be fixed. Needless to say, momma packed up her stuff and quit for the day - BOL, BOL.
Your Momma can maybe find someone who can repair acrylic tubs... or find the kits to do it online. Here's a place to start...
Acrylic tub repair
When Momma noticed a tiny chip in her brand new acrylic tub, she found a company that repairs them... but where you guys live, they'll probably have to do it themselves.
Once fixed, you can't tell it ever was there.
Acrylic tubs are nice-- Momma loves hers-- but they take gentler care. No Scrubbing Bubbles or a lot of cleaners you can use in a cast iron tub. She only uses Mrs. Myers cleaner... it's very gentle.
Puffy, you tell your mommy it's okay to focus on daddy's pressie. She'll get it done, daddy will love it and she'll feel better! We'll be here when you all get back!
Worry about the tub later. Quilt away and make comfort and memories.
Did someone say tub?? I's heading to the bathroom!
Crikey Puff ...poor Momma! She was only trying to help. Hope it all works out ... I'm sure it will.
I wood wissen tu Finwey! Hur r WEAL smart 'bout all kindza stuff!
I r shur it can be fixed, bud it r nod sumfing tu wush! Du it on a day when yu hab wotza time an' no pwesshur! Mabbe send Daddy intu town wif a gwocewy wist ob stuff him r neber gonna find! He will be kept bizzy an' yur Mommy will hab wotza time tu fix da tub wifout panickin' an' junk
Yep, Zaidie those do it yourself projects come with oops!
Sometimes the PROS do a terrible job and our own limited efforts work out better. In the grand scheme of things: Ask,is this earth shattering???????? Nothing is ever perfect and them Puffy tell Momma to forget it...she has a quilt to do!
Mom is a do it yourselfer...she says it is very, very good that we don't have a human Dad!!! Have your Mom get a long movie for your dad to "watch"!!!!
Oh my goodness! Tell momma to take it easy and look after daddy's birthday pressie.