Replacing A Cracked Ceramic Tile

grouting the replacement tile in the master bathroom

Two weekends ago I found a stack of spare tiles in the basement, belonging to our condo. I grabbed one and used it to replace the cracked tile in the master bathroom. I used a grout-removal tool to scrape the old grout out, a cold chisel and ball peen hammer to chip the remaining mortar chunks out, and Tile Replacement Mortar to frost the new tile and pop it into place.

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Happy 3rd 2nd Blogiversary to Me!!!

2nd blogiversary cake 2 candles

For the past few months I’ve been convinced that I was coming up on my 3rd Blogiversary. Like seriously. But no, it’s only my 2nd! *mind blown*. Over the past 12 months I’ve accomplished so much! I dabbled quite a bit with electricity [and only electrocuted myself ONCE], I’ve acquired some invaluable tools & items, I built an awesome catio, and I’ve learned a bunch of valuable “behind the scenes” stuff to make my blog better.

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The Great Basement Clean Of 2015

alternate storage area in basement

I spent 10 hours this weekend in the basement. I tidied up the common areas [shared by the 3 condos in our house], cleaned our cage, and claimed ownership of a “no man’s land” storage area that was previously buried under junk. So much junk! It was exhausting. I am still sore. But it was so worth it! Hubby was out of state visiting a friend Saturday and Sunday morning, so I got to organizing! I always do my best work when he’s out of town *nods*.

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The Cost of Building a Backyard Catio

darwin enjoying a peaceful evening in the outdoor cat enclosure / catio

If you can believe it [I couldn’t!!!] the cost of materials for the cat enclosure came to $989. The biggest expenses were the wood [$300], the cat door [$100], the cushions [$100], and the metal braces/connectors [$140]. But still – OMFG!!! If I had to do it over I could probably swing it for $750-$800. But it would be really hard to create this beast for less than that!

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