Saturday, March 24, 2012

Caulking on Sunshine

I have been tackling small projects around the house, trying to work my way up to replacing the sink and counter in the downstairs bathroom.  I recently decided to re-caulk one of the bathtubs, but couldn’t find the caulking tool I bought from Home Depot several weeks ago.  Instead of driving back out to the store, I searched my house for objects that looked like they could be useful.  This is what I came up with:

The most difficult part of the whole operation was opening the bottle of caulk.  I tried to "simply cut the tip" off the bottle with some heavy duty scissors, but only succeeded in hacking off small shavings of plastic.

 A job for hedge clippers.
When I finally finished sawing through, I realized I made the opening too large.  At this point, I was too frustrated to care.  I smoothed the caulk out using a paint can opener, my fingers, and some good old-fashioned elbow grease, and eventually had the bathtub looking semi-presentable.  You may be thinking, "Jenna, it isn't that hard to caulk a bathtub."  To which I would argue, "Shut-up."  Here is my before and after.  I took the pictures from a distance to prevent everyone from seeing the imperfections in my work.

In other news, I invited my friend, Amber, who is thirty-four weeks pregnant, over for dinner.  I promised her and her unborn son homemade cheeseburgers of the finest quality, but once she was here, I couldn't get the grill to start.  It sounded like the tank was out of  gas, so I ran to Walmart to get a new one.  I hooked the new tank up, but then the ignitor wouldn't work.  At this point, Amber looked up and said, "It's okay guys! Let's just go get some Burger King.  I'll drive."  A+ to Amber for being completely cool and accommodating.  So I treated Amber to Burger King, not quite the homemade burgers I had  advertised, but delicious nonetheless.  

Burger King for whoppers with cheese.
Before you label me a poor hostess, let me add that we ate our Burger King outside on the moonlit deck with plasticware and a veggie tray.  If that doesn't ooze class, I don't know what does.

Don't judge me.


  1. That's a pretty good caulking job as far as I can tell. Also, I'm on my home computer, and the blog looks fine - must just be my work computer not loading up backgrounds.

    1. Thanks! And I appreciate you giving me feedback on the blog. I have no idea what I'm doing.

  2. That is some damn good caulking. If you ever need to caulk something else, I think I heard that the corner of a credit card is a pretty handy tool.