Well, it's Wednesday. Plans today include shopping for groceries, cleaning the front aquarium, doing laundry, and cleaning up the kitchen after yesterday's plumbing debacle. Wait, I'm wondering if debacle is quite the right word. Catastrophe might be better. No, that's way too strong. It wasn't a catastrophe, or even a debacle, more like an upper level inconvenience.
Firstly, I bailed on the concert in Philly. The plumbers didn't leave until 5ish and we needed to be on the road by 4ish. It's a good thing I have pictures, otherwise people might be thinking I was fabricating an excuse because I'd changed my mind. Believe me, I'd have rather been in Philly.
Everything started fine. The was a drip coming through my kitchen ceiling when I used the bathroom sink and the plumbers agreed there was probably a problem with the drain. So they started making holes in the kitchen ceiling. The first one they made was about 1 foot square, and it was like a mini-waterfall in my kitchen. There was a large pool of water sitting up on top of the drywall. I took this pic around 12:30. There was a problem. They couldn't find out where the water was coming from.
Around 2 PM, they had ascertained that the problem was where the PVC piping used in the bathroom renovation joined the copper piping, which was over against the wall. So, they cut out the copper and replaced the entire thing with PVC. And the hole was now this big. And they did discover mold.
I learned something important, yesterday. A long time ago lead piping was used because it was fairly inexpensive and very malleable, however, lead is not good for humans. The switch was made to copper, which at that time was still inexpensive and it too was a soft metal and malleable. However, copper piping is not that durable over time. Water pressure can lead to metal fatigue and slowly the pipe will begin to crack, and that leads to leaks.
When the plumbers finally left around 5ish, I was left with an $1150 expense and several holes in my kitchen ceiling. This is the largest.
On the bright side, this will make it so much easier for the electrician to run the wiring up the the new laundry room. Also, I understand that while the plumbing expense is not covered by my homeowners insurance, the drywall contractors expense should be, less deductible, of course.
And, speaking of leaks, it's been how many months since someone associated with the Supreme Court leaked the information that Roe was going to be overturned and no culprit has been named. I'm betting it was Ginni, the treasonous, and they know how even worse that would make Thomas look.
Oh, and I saw that Vlad, the dumbshit, has just declared martial law in those 4 areas he illegally annexed. I suspect that there is a lot of unrest we're not hearing about happening in those areas. He truly is proving to be a most incompetent dictator.
Oh my, I think I would sit down and cry looking at that ceiling - followed by uncorking at least one bottle of plonk!ReplyDelete
As I've said before, I'm that calm person you want around in a crisis. After cleaning up the obvious mess, I went in and killed a bunch of Spartans in the video game Assassin's Creed, Odyssey.Delete
It makes the hole in my ceiling look easy. So you are not going to attempt to patch it yourself?ReplyDelete
Nah, this is a contractor grade repair. Because the water didn't damage the drywall, it was torn down by the plumbers, my homeowner's insurance should cover a lot of the repairs.Delete
Of course it was Ginni. Bitch.ReplyDelete
Nice ceiling you have there. Oy!
Oh my God what a mess. These are reasons why I can't stand owning a house. I like to make a call and let someone else worry about it and send the repairman into do it. I definitely cannot take upheaval for too long.ReplyDelete
That mess is nothing, you should have seen the floor; a lot of gray sludge came gushing out of the pipes.Delete
"gray sludge came gushing out of the pipes" I hear the dump has the same problem with his mouth.Delete
Construction makes me jittery. I can't take the destruction well, even if it's to fix a leak. Looking at the mayhem gives me anxiety. And mold!!!
Thank goodness there's a silver lining.
And Laetitia served Cheeto with papers for the NY fuckery. Good. And of course Ginny leaked that. That cow.
Vlad is kinda desperate. Apparently they're stopping men ON THE STREET and sending them to serve. Desperate is right.
Deary, construction doesn't distress me in the least. I've been planning an upgrade in the kitchen, so when the electrician comes on Friday I'll a few things on the wish list. As for the drywall, well, I guess the insurance will cover a lot. As for Vlad, marital law + fear he's losing control of the country.Delete