TootsNYC t1_ja6qjno wrote

Oh, you need to watch this video. He points out all the reasons your caulk job failed. I used his method, which relies on a caulking tool, and my tub looks new 3 years later.

Basically: Tape pulls up the edges Using your finger produces these this layers that peel up. Misting soapy water lets the water run behind the caulk and it doesn’t stick.

Here’s my one additional truck to keep it from being messy: cut a bunch of paper towels into 4” squares. Put them by your knee as you work. Also have an open-top trash can with a liner. When you wipe a section of the caulk with the tool, you’ll need to clean the tool before swiping the next section. Use one corner of a square; then the next, etc. this makes it easy to tell which you’ve used, and you can drop it in the trash can when you’ve hit all areas. (Using a wet cloth was so messy because I couldn’t tell where I’d wiped already.

Also—he suggests a caulking tool that has lots of nifty features. You can get less expensive tools without them for about $8 or $9

What my tub looks like:


TootsNYC t1_ja30kkg wrote

Is the dog’s ball still going to get stuck between the threshold and the PVC? Maybe a pool noodle would fill that gap. Too bad they’re such garish colors.


TootsNYC t1_j9yjkod wrote

No it’s even better? Chocolate chips are semisweet chocolate! Semisweet is the perfect ratio; milk chocolate is to sweet, and dark chocolate is too sharp. I have searched and searched and never really found a good semisweet chocolate bar.


TootsNYC t1_j873j87 wrote

No, it wasn’t the color. The color didn’t matter at all.

It was the presence of the people going to a lot of work to paint the office. Each time they came, it was a shot in the arm.

The changing lights aren’t going to do that.


TootsNYC t1_j86vc7f wrote

I was told of a study done to find what color of paint improved morale and productivity. So they’d come in and repaint the same office frequently. They discovered it wasn’t the paint color. It was the act of painting and spiffing up the office.


TootsNYC t1_j773gdr wrote

I had a golden pothos plant that I tended to under water. I noticed that it would pick one leaf to abandon; it would turn yellow and brown, and all the other leaves would stay green it was a lesson in prioritizing.


TootsNYC t1_j18tw0d wrote

I love this, but it’s not widespread

My daughter works as a cater waiter and had to go to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. There were multiple doors and it was very early and she had trouble finding the right entrance.

If I were her company, I’d make this app a company standard.