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21 July 2005 @ 03:35 pm
 
More random bits:

Have snapped two utility blades trying to get this caulk out. Suspect previous caulkers just caulked over previous caulk layers, thus leaving me with decades of caulk to remove. Have removed four inches in the last half hour. This may take significantly longer than anticipated. Have tasked Rob to buy more blades.

Am listening to Switchfoot. Like them very much. Good rec, fangirlsays.

For some unintelligible reason, I began reading "Heaven" by V.C. Andrews today. For an even more unintelligible reason, I actually own this book. This is why I should not be allowed into a bookstore unsupervised. Ick.

How do normal people get caulk out of bathtubs? Am I doing something wrong?

*listens to new Flogging Molly CD, courtesy of iTunes*
 
 
 
Scottsunspiral on July 21st, 2005 01:56 pm (UTC)
You're using the right tool, but there shouldn't be any prying involved. Slice along the body of the tub under the caulk, then along the wall or whatever surface pointing the knife down/in at about a 45' angle. That should remove the majority of the caulk, or at least it's worked on the tub in my house.
Elle: Spoon in mouththeletterelle on July 21st, 2005 02:38 pm (UTC)
Aha, I'm doing it right. The problem seems to be that the caulk is really hard, and is very difficult to cut through. When I slice along the outer edges, I'm able to pry out the caulk sometimes, but I can't slice all the way through it.

I did maybe a sixth of the tub today. More tomorrow. Woof.
Scottsunspiral on July 21st, 2005 02:40 pm (UTC)
Successive cutting strokes then, each going a bit deeper, rather than trying to go all the way through in one pass.
fangirlsays on July 21st, 2005 02:37 pm (UTC)
Eeee; I'm so glad you like them, too. Such sweet guys; I loff them muchly. :)
Elle: Goodbyetheletterelle on July 21st, 2005 02:42 pm (UTC)
Hee. :) I keep thinking of you and how adorable you thought they were. Are we bad? I hope we're not bad. Just... eee, so cute! :)
SG22: perfect_circle_downcastryansoutherngirl22 on July 21st, 2005 07:15 pm (UTC)
I love Switchfoot's music!