A Song of Ugly Tile

9:07 AM Katy 6 Comments

Everywhere I look:

grout lines from hell... I cannot slide my chair across the kitchen floor.


Grout smeared across the painted trim. When I step on the special tiles, they rock under my feet to say hello. Sometimes I play hopscotch.


I like the geometric ways that they connect, different colors, angles, and then -- Wood!
But why?

the older tiles, the ones that were here in the beginning and saw things before the flood -
sometimes they crawl up the walls for no reason and then ... stop.


and they don't need to apologize. They didn't have any power in this. They are a testimony to cheap manufacturing and horrendous taste and maybe a man who had lots of money but refused to spend any of it on a professional.



The tile stretches down the hallways


like the snakes I catch outside


I am surrounded. Where will my help come from? I lift my eyes and ---

He says busting up the tile can't happen all at once because there are other priorities. Like leaking windows and doors.


I will get a jackhammer while he is at work.

Maybe he won't notice...

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6 comments:

  1. I could deal with the tile but not those snakes. Yuck, yuck, yuck. And a 400 page report on the house. . . I hope you guys got a spectacular deal. . . So glad you are back to posting.

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  2. hee hee! Jack up that floor... he will never notice.... dee dee

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  3. That looks like the worse tile job I've ever seen. I'm sure he will never notice that you traded up from the drill for a jackhammer.

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  4. HOT MESS holy smokes it's like nothing I've ever seen. Please get the jackhammer asap.

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  5. Mom and her Jackhammer! What are earth are people thinking when they do stuff like that?

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  6. I would be driven crazy mulling over all the possibilities of why. Kind of like visiting the Winchester House.

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