The floor has cracked considerably and we just had a bid from a company who repairs these sort of things. The price is bad enough, BUT
They require that we remove the garden tub and will not guarantee any tile breakage or other destruction of the interior of the room. The room is a custom design with irreplaceable windows - the entire tub is surrounded by tiles and the floor is also made from thin brick like tiles that are irreplaceable.
Now I feel that since they will not guarantee anything on the inside it is probably a given that something will be destroyed, and after the floor is fixed would the tub even fit into the original hole??? I have serious DOUBT about that.
And so I say leave it as it is and take our chances that it doesn't simply fall off the house at some point.
Owning a home can certainly be a PITA... and I am trying very very hard not to let this incident ruin my day, and so far I am failing miserably!!
Perhaps some gratitudes will help me feel better:
I am grateful that I am not crying.
I am grateful that I fee better than I did on Saturday.
I am grateful that I have finished washing the dishes already.
And I still want to go bang my head up against something hard so I can stop thinking.