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So, for the last few days the bathroom tub has been draining very slowly. Draino and Liquid Plumber have not had any signficant effect, and the snake that I bought didn't seem to want to get past the first bend in the pipe, but it wasn't hitting clog, it was hitting pipe.

This morning, after my shower, again draining slowly. I got dressed and ran out the door to a client site that I had to be at early this morning. I was almost there when I got a call from Alyse, telling me that there was a lake in the kitchen, as the tub seemed to be draining through a light fixture in the kitchen, rather than through the drain pipe.

So, since the beginning of summer, we've had the furnace replaced, we had a weak spot in the roof and a chimney that needed to be remortared, and now we've got plumbing problems.

I'm starting to really understand why they made the movie "The Money Pit". Twice.

Date: 2008-10-20 04:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
OMG, that was this year for us too.

We finally decide we have enough money saved up to replace the windows, which are crappy and drafty. Right while the work is being done, the ROOF FAILS. And then there was the whole fiasco with the renters moving in and the sewers backing up. Argh. (We've been trying to figure out WTF could have caused the sewer blockage with no warning at such awful timing; my current theory is that the partially blocked sewer could handle normal use for two people, but not for five.)

I think there's always a year where you wonder whether owning a home is such a good idea after all. It's just not every year. :-p

Date: 2008-10-20 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

*good thoughts*

Date: 2008-10-20 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Madness" per se will never end. As to the specific batch of madness that has been troubling you lately, I have no clue.

Date: 2008-10-20 05:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
This year:
total gutter replacement
re-grading at least 1/2 acre to fix drainage issues
landscaping said 1/2 acre so it doesn't just wash away when done
re-grading and adding gravel to driveway
fixing plumbing issues (half done)

Yeah, the money's definitely headed out ward this year...

Date: 2008-10-20 07:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have felt that pain. Boy howdy have I.

Yes, you do eventually catch up; for me, that's usually when I sell that house and move. I'm talented that way. Your particular pain at this time is "old house" pain. Not unlike old cars (and old people, for that matter), subsystems start to fail, one by one, and there's not much you can do other than address the issues and make improvements where possible.

Good luck with it. Many hugs and good thoughts.


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