We decided to remodel the bathroom at my parents' house. The house was built in 1959, and much of it remains original. In those days, many walls were made of plaster instead of drywall. What we found when hubby opened the wall around the faucets was that the plaster had become not much more than dust, and the grout was all that was holding the tile in place.
Remodeling can be hazardous work, especially on 50-year old plumbing. In the process of removing the old faucets, tile and grout, hubby sustained an injury to his finger and a shard of grout was the culprit.
I wasn't there when it happened, and when I called to see when he was coming home for dinner, that's when he told me he had cut his finger. I was ready to rush over with first aid supplies, but he insisted it would be fine. Thanks to Kathy at The Junk Drawer, I was waiting with just the thing to soothe his injured finger; it was bacon band aids to the rescue.