Sunday, June 04, 2006
With only a few hours of daylight left, we began installing the tile. There are no pictures of that evening because Ginger manned the rented wet tile saw while Diane mixed thinset and placed tiles. William ran back and forth between the two with cut tiles. We worked until it was too dark to use the saw, then started it all up again at 7 am the next day (the neighbors were gracious). We finished cutting the last tile shortly before the tile saw was due back at Home Depot. A quick rinse and it was back with 5 minutes to spare. The next day Diane grouted while Ginger was at work. Lunch is jokingly referred to as "Grout Fish" because Diane threw fish, rice and Jamacian relish in a pan with some cocoanut oil and told Ginger to eat while Diane kept working. Grout, by the way, dries quickly and might be best mixed in smaller batches. Diane "piped" the grout using a thick ziplock bag and a snipped corner. See, all that baking comes in handy!