I want to be able to not have to go down the stairs to pee in the middle of the night. This is becoming more and more of a priority for us. So the child came out yesterday and she shlepped clean water up and down the stairs while I squeezed grout between the tiles using a grout pastry bag. We used the same epoxy grout that was left over from the floors downstairs. It is 100% waterproof but incredibly hard to put down. I had some tips from the tile store and did smaller sections of floor and just kept cleaning and cleaning over and over again. It turned out better than when we did the downstairs floor. Eighty square feet took us 5 hours to get completed. I also recut the door threshold from the original to reuse. The entire floor was grouted on Saturday.
On Sunday we worked on getting the backsplash installed. Again it took almost four hours to get 19 tiles laid onto the wall. The copper coated tiles look great but they are incredibly painful to get to stick. I had to cut them apart to get them to fit around the plumbing then we just patched in 1 small, large or two small tiles to fill in the gaps wherever they would fit regardless of the pattern. Sarah and I figured no one else would be able to tell. We included a picture to see if anyone notices the differences. Sarah even managed to get a couple of action shots of me hard at work. I sandwiched the tiles together but I think that grout is going to be necessary. I have some no sand grout that will go over everything. I am also told that our wall finish wood is cut and ready for pickup. I ordered 1600 Lf of 1×6 blue pine. I need to get the wall behind the toilet area installed, then go over to the Tricities and pickup my bathroom vanity, granite top and sink as they are ready to go. Once that is done it is time for the plumber to install everything! The bathroom can be used while we finish installing the rest of the boards on the walls and ceiling.
I had another stupid chicken die. Some times I am amazed that they can even figure out how to breathe. I have lost two this month already. I think it is the normal spring virus the chickens get when the waterfowl move in. It’s so annoying, I plan on 4-6 dying every year.