It is an excellent solvent for removing floor tape (which was holding vinyl flooring to the laminate flooring underneath – yes, the previous owners of our house were the special kind of idiots).
Why was I removing floor tape? Well!
The vinyl floor has been growing ever more hilly since we moved in, so it needed to go, because it was practically impossible to sweep or mop the floor to any decent effect (and I knew the laminate was lurking under it). But also! We are getting a new kitchen! And I am maybe starting to get excited about it a bit, though I think I will actually start to feel a lot more excited when we actually have an installation date.
It will be nothing particularly fancy – just from Ikea – but right now our cutlery drawer doesn’t pull out all the way and one of the other drawers doesn’t have any drawer slides on it (who does this?) and none of the doors close properly and &c., &c. In any case, I am looking forward to it.
But between then and the installation, we have to rip everything out of the current kitchen, so I figured the horrible vinyl would be the first thing to go. So it was! Mostly. There are bits hanging around the edges of the cabinets, but I figure I can live with that for 5 to 6 weeks, since I already lived with the topography of the vinyl for 2+, um, years.
I do not know what I am going to do for a week without a kitchen, but I am sure I will survive, somehow. Peanut butter and honey, maybe.
Otherwise, I made the leek soup with peas and sauerkraut and it is delicious, even if sauerkraut isn’t your thing (I can’t taste any sauerkraut-particular flavour). This will probably feature heavily in our meals for the near future, as we are currently on a savings binge and vegetable water is pretty cheap, all things considered.