You'll just have to trust me when I say that this actually looks good! Earl just I.M.ed this photo over to me. He's been working on this ALL weekend and he's missing work today to get it finished. It all started with finding this behind a baseboard:
We could see that there was a problem because the drywall was mushy. The more we "unwrapped" things, the worse it got! Finally, we had to completely demo the walls around the tub. Is this how I wanted to spend this weekend? No, no, no, no! Is this how I want to spend my money the week before Christmas? No, no, no, no!
The thing that hurts the most is that we don't have the money to do it the way we want. Our plan was to eventually resurface the nice, albeit pink, cast iron tub and tile the walls. Instead, we have to replace the cheap plastic tub surround with another cheap plastic tub surround. Even so, we're at about $300 and counting. We have not had a shower since Thursday morning. We're washing our hair in the kitchen sink and washing our bodies in my little half bath. I suppose it could be worse. At least we have the half bath. We'd be using chamber pots and washing in a pail in the kitchen otherwise!
Anyway, please send up prayers that Earl can get this bad boy done today. I don't even care about the aesthetics right now. I'll be ecstatic with usable!