One of this week's prompts in the LSNED class encouraged us to watch for those lessons that we learn the hard way. This week I've learned that if the old tile mortar won't come off the bathroom floor easily and the contractor decides to grind and sand it off, it's best to have everything (EVERYTHING!) covered in plastic. If not, your bathroom will look like this . . .
and if by chance they also don't put anything to block the dust, the bedroom might also collect enough dust to fill a pot hole!
That's the basic lesson . . . but the other lesson is that it is OK on days like that to sit down and have a cold Coca-Cola (even if you've already had your one for the day!) and remind yourself that truly it is just dust and it can be cleaned!! It will take a lot of cleaning (and a few more Coca-Colas), but in the whole scheme of things it's just dust!