Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sunday. late night woes

    Yeah, I'm back!  We had a great time,came home to a huge water leak behind the wall of the kitchen sink leading into the basement.  What a stinky mess!  Had to clean out tons of storage boxes, (mostly kids crap) to find where it is leaking.  So I will have to call a plumber in the morning.  I am worried that we might have to take out a wall in the downstairs bath to get to the leak!

     I then took some dishes into the spare bath to wash and clogged the upstairs bath sink.  We then discovered upstairs shower in master bath is leaking.  (This was discovered when finding kitchen leak)  The master bath shower is so bad it has worn a hole in sheet rock of ceiling leading to the closet where the other leak was found.  Several tiles in Master bath shower are loose and the entire shower is tiled.  We may have to rip the whole thing out and replace it.  This could cost thousands.  I love my life.

     It was beautiful in Oregon, a little chilly and never got above 65 but the sun shown every day.  Hubby and I arrived a day before the kids.  We unpacked and walked the 6 mile loop and then went to have dinner.  The next day we got up early and walked the loop again.   Okay 12 miles in about  12 hours.  Then daughter # 2 came and she begged me to walk the loop with her.  So (I did).  Okay 18 miles in less than 24 hours is a little much.  We used to run it every day and then walk it once.  But I can no longer run.   My right foot became very inflamed and I thought maybe a I had reopened an old stress fracture.  I was more more careful the rest of the week and only walked it once a day from then on.

    Out My Window:  It is 105 here so big temperature difference. Chickens are huge, I guess hot weather agrees with them.

     I had quite a few phone calls for the shop while I was in Oregon.  Everyone was really nice about the fact that I was on vacation.  But I expect a really busy day tomorrow.  So besides the plumbing issues I will be slammed busy the next two days.  I am having my first cataract surgery on Wednesday.  I am not sure how well I will be able to see until the second eye is done.

     I am glad to be home, but will miss the Ocean and the wonderful time I had with all my daughters and my grandson.  Pray for my plumbing.  Is that appropriate?

Have a wonderful night!  


  1. Why do these things happen when you aren't home? I remember as a kid, the hot water heater decided to die while we were gone. Found out when the neighbor called to report water pouring out of our garage!

    I hope it isn't as bad as you think!

  2. So happy you had a nice vacation!

    Ah, same thing happened to us when we went to the lake for a week. There was a leak in our first floor bathroom. Luckily it was where we could get to it and not too much damage...but enough to be annoying!

    Good luck with your leak...if it gets too expensive, you may have to file a claim with your insurance.

    1. Just a word of warning:
      Due to insurance companies overwhelmed by mold claims for the past number of years, once you make a water damage claim, be prepared for you rates to go up and/or that you might not be able to insure the house with anyone.

      I've read more and more about simple water damage claims that turn into insurance nightmares....

    2. Turning this in to the insurance company can tarnish the chances of ever selling because the next buyer might not be able to get insurance. Try to keep a dehumidifier running with a hose attached that goes outdoors or to a drain with no leak.

  3. Praying for your plumber sounds highly appropriate and doable!

    Glad you had a good trip. Don't you hate how the real world slams into you when you get back?
    At least the shop has picked up....figures, you have to go away to get the sewing work

  4. Oh no!!! I hope it gets sorted out. Why do these things happen as soon as you go away!?!

  5. Not detecting early signs of leaks will surely cause great trouble. Like your case, it already reached your basement, which means more cleaning and tile replacement to do. Inconveniences like this can be prevented with regular check and maintenance of our plumbing system; once or twice a year is enough.

    -Don Bennett @ AthensPlumbing

  6. That must've been very irritating! To think that you were good to go during that time! But I wish you had someone trustworthy do the task for you. It can be a bother when you’re away, still end up worrying about the leaks in the house.

    Levi Eslinger @ Capital Plumbing