On Wednesday evening Jared was taking a shower, and I was picking up. I went to put something in the bathroom, and Jared asked if I knew what was on the wall. It looked like a little gob of dirt, so I knocked it down and tried to catch the gob of dirt in a tissue. When I looked at the tissue, all I had was a termite! Eek! I called the exterminator, and he came the next morning. Yup, it was a termite. The first thing he said when he saw where it came from was "hmm, that's strange." Yeah, fantastic! Apparently they are coming up through the foundation on the outside of the drain pipe for the shower.
The exterminator says he'll need to drill a hole in one of the tiles in the hallway, a tile in the bathroom, and through our wood laminate floor in the bedroom. *sigh* At some point Jared and I say we were thinking about redoing the bathroom, how about if we pull out the shower pan? Yep, that will do it and save the floor too! Well, we are now remodeling the bathroom!
I'll post some pictures soon. Apparently when they built our house it was common to put up sheet rock in the whole bathroom, then sheet rock where you are going to put up tile. Then apply the tile with liquid nails glue. Yeah, that's pretty special! The shower is out down to the studs, the exterminator comes tomorrow to get rid of our friends, and a contractor comes on Friday to talk about replacing the shower.