Friday, May 9, 2008

Shabbat Shalom

WARNING: Sadly (or not), this entry has no - I repeat, no - roof views. Please see yesterday's post if you need your daily fix.

And here's today's news:

The kablan arrived at 7:30 this morning together with the tile guy. They did all the bathroom floor tiles as well as a good number of the wall tiles - including two "diamonds":


And here's a diamond:

Once again, you probably can't get an exact feel for the colors.

Now, those of you who are familiar with the construction process are probably saying to yourselves, "But wait a second! Aren't tiles supposed to soak in water before they are cemented into place? I hope your kablan knew to do that. But even if he did know, where would he get water from upstairs?"

To which we respond: Good call by you! But you don't have to worry. First of all, the kablan knows about soaking the tiles. And second of all - as far as water goes - he went with the old "just stick it on and that should be good enough" method. (Confused? Allow me to refer you to a certain thermostat in the basement of a certain house in a certain Washington, DC, suburb. If this means nothing to you, you can also think about how we used to attach reset buttons to Macs way back in the late 1980's.)

In any event, here's a picture of the tiles soaking as well as the faucet that the kablan stuck on to the wall. Surprisingly, water actually came out! smile_regular

Finally, the kablan worked on the hole:

Shabbat Shalom from the entire Our Shiputzim staff.

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