Sunday, May 30

POP, POP, POP!!!

The sun finally came out yesterday after four days of steady rain. I was walking home from the beach with two of my dogs and I heard this loud clacking sound coming from the roof on top of my office on the bottom floor. My house is built weird and part of it is only one-story. Well, back to my story... I hear all this commotion and think maybe an iguana found a way to access that roof on the one-story part.

I walked up the stairs inside my house, still hearing this clacking/popping sound and now I'm thinking... it's INSIDE my house. I open the door to the balcony on the second level and to my astonishment (wide eyed, dropped jaw, shock and awe), I see my floor tiles popping off like popcorn going off! I was complete mesmerized. I could NOT believe my eyes! The tiles were slowly rising and then, POP!! They would flip in the air!



I was so shocked this could even happen that I called a friend to witness it. Notice, there are no grout lines in between the tiles. The house is about 20 years old and it was built for a model house. It was for sale for MANY years and then I came along.....
After the balcony cooled off (shade side in the afternoon), we lifted up all the tiles and hoisted them down to be trashed. This is what is looks like after the big pop-off!


Thanks Tex, for coming to my rescue!!

As some of you know, I have worked diligently for the past five months with Jose to get my house back up to standards. Now, Jose has gone back to his home and I am looking at yet ANOTHER project to be tackled.

It never ends when you are a homeowner. Pura Vida.

10 comments:

Peggy said...

Wow! That is just unbelievable! One more thing!!

Carol Brown said...

WOW that is nuts! I guess without grout, they had no room for expanding/contracting with the changes in the temperature. It makes me wonder if they used indoor or outdoor tiles, too, if there is a difference......

Shannon said...

Oh no!!!

TICA MACHA said...

I forgot to mention that I mounted the A/C on the wall which left holes on the floor. Even though they were siliconed, the rain seeped underneath and I got mexican jumping tiles on the first hot, sunny day.
Don't worry, stuff like this only happens to me.

wolfie_cr said...

Don't be so sure, I could start telling you the story of my car and my ten year old mechanic who know I want to kill ........but I doubt I could tell the story without destroying my computer.

I swear that sometimes all I want to do is stay inside the house and not touch/fix/buy/sell ANYTHING!

TICA MACHA said...

I hear ya Wolfie, right now a mechanic owes me $120 that I can not get back. It's been 9 weeks of excuses everytimie I go by his shop to collect. I gave him what he said he needed to buy a tire and when he asked for more money, I said I would get my own tires at PriceSmart (they install, balance, everything there).
I truly wish I had more things GOOD to blog!

wolfie_cr said...

its sunny there today I hope!

that is ONE good thing :)

BLOGBloke said...

I'm sorry to hear about this sweety. Just know that some of us (ie me) are thinking good thoughts your way.

TICA MACHA said...

thanks Bloke! I've hit a blogging lull, hope to find something good to blog about!
"Do all Blogs go to heaven"?

BLOGBloke said...

Don't know about heaven but you can put your blog in a Will apparently.