9/6/09

getting my feet wet, literally...



so... hey krysta, how everything going? liking your new house? all unpacked and moved in?



yeah, i am all unpacked, believe it or not. umm just having a little issue with the plumbing (claudia that's for you) you know how it goes... house is empty for awhile, roots get into the plumbing, might have broken a pipe. can't use the washing machine... have LOTS of towels to wash maybe 35 or so. nothing that an inch of water on the bathroom floor won't take care of.



don't mind the puddles on the floor. it's only from the SOAKING WET TOWELS.



so what are the fans for?

only to dry the carpets...because the inch of water went into the carpeted hallway.

i guess you can imagine what i think of home ownership right about now.

It's a conspiracy, I tell you. The minute you start they put you on the all-American sucker list. You start out to build a home and wind up in the poorhouse. And if it can happen to me, what about the guys who aren't making $15,000 a year? The ones who want a home of their own. It's a conspiracy, I tell you - -against every boy and girl who were ever in love.

can anybody name that movie?

14 comments:

noble pig said...

One time we bought this beach bungalow and totally fixed it up before we moved in. I won't even tell you what we spent on those new wood floors...anyway...move in day...Super Bowl Sunday...I notice a puddle in one of the bathrooms...I wipe it up...it returns...ugh. We had a slab leak. Eight hours later, two plumbers, jack-hammered new floors, and of course it was Sunday and pretty much a holiday-(superbowl) and a $10,000 dollar bill...oh yeah I was also 7 months pregnant and having contractions...ummm yeah, I know how you feel. I hope you have a home warranty and don't call the plumber until TUESDAY!!! Ugh.

Julia said...

ugh! that's awful! I haven't had this problem, but I've had the awful leaky roof -- the kind where I created funnels with trashbags on the ceiling to direct all the water into buckets. I was able to get by with 7 buckets instead of god-knows how many.

Good luck!!

ntsc said...

The house in Brooklyn had a very leaky roof. Flat with slight slope to the rear. http://blog.charcuteire.com/2009/06/30/379-8th-st-brooklyn-ny-19781996.aspx

Stapled plastic tarps under the roof, to catch all the leaks, one draining into the next, the last draining into a funnel, taped to a garden hose, ending in the bath tub. Girl friend found this amusing, had to last until it was warm enough and dry enough to re-roof.

I hate both plumbing and roofing, although I've done both.

TKW said...

Oh Dear God. What a freaking mess. I am so sorry!

I have no idea about the movie...The Money Pit, maybe? :)

Mayberry Magpie said...

Mr. Blandings Builds his Dream House!

Am I right? Am I right?

Oh god, I can't believe the mess. And just what you wanted to be doing, right, letting wet towels mildew rather than, oh say, hanging photos or COOKING IN THAT NEW DREAM KITCHEN.

It gets better, I promise.

cook eat FRET said...

oh honey
this too shall pass

but what a bitch... so sorry...

me again said...

I have had this type of water issues....I have had the leaky roof water issues.....I am currently dealing with the "why is this one part of the basement floor always damp" issue......I HATE water issues!

Glad your getting settled though!!
==lennie==

It IS Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, isn't it? Love me that movie........

the lexophile said...

Oh Krysta, I'm so sorry to hear of your house troubles. Not quite the warm dry welcome you'd hoped for. :(

Kristin @ Going Country said...

Gross. Welcome home!

TexasDeb said...

Seriously. We have a skylight that has been replaced, twice, a new umpty thousand dollar roof and a leak that STILL happens. Plus a brand new leak in the garage we still can't figure out the source of... Yeah. Home ownership is just one da*n thing after another.

Except. It is your HOME. YOURS. You get the headaches but you get the say about what goes on the walls, who comes in the door, it will be YOUR sweetest kitchen and did I mention it will be all YOURS?

Move ins are always nutso. Stuff always happens on the front end of a long weekend but when it all settles? YOUR HOME. YOURS. And I am SO happy for you.

Lisa said...

UGH. I'm so sorry about this! Not a happy welcome. Like lots of other people have said, it will get better. Even wonderful!

jiveturkey said...

This made my chest tighten with anxiety for you. SUCKS.

Spryte said...

YIKES! I hope things have smoothed out!

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