Thursday, May 20, 2010
I need to go pick up another bag or two of thin-set. But, being an art teacher who has learned to be thrifty, Iíve been saving leftover thin-set each day Ė I just add more water and blue bond, so itís a thin mixture, put it in a plastic bucket with a cover, and then the following day dump it back in our mixing bucket and add more powdered thin-set.
Now, the mixture does settle a bit, and the liquid does rise to the top a little. And Iím aware of that, so I pour slowly. But the stuff on the bottom takes a while to come out, and today, when it came out, the thick mixture plopped into the mixing bucket with enough force that the liquid splashed out. All over the table. And floor. And me. So I was covered with a liquidy version of thin-set cement, blue bond, and water.
Fortunately, I had changed into my grubby mural clothes. Which, of course, are blue - navy shorts, aqua blue top, both too big and leftover from my pre-Spark days. And this was before students arrived. So I managed to clean myself, the table, and the floor, before anyone could see what a mess Iíd made.
Sometimes I forget about gravity.