Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Busy

Sorry for the lack of posts. I know all 3 of you are dying to see that bathroom. Well, you will have to wait a little longer. I have been busy at work, most recently this……

Just in case you were wondering, we have been topping out in the upper 90’s. That’s Fahrenheit. Any little waves in the picture are a combination of heat waves and stink waves from me.

This has left little time for house stuff. The bathroom still has to be painted, which is what I need to do this weekend. It has taken a while to get the baseboards situated, and fix the walls to get them ready to be painted. It sort of bums me out to pain, knowing that the walls will be messed up again when we have the tile redone in the shower, but I guess it would be worse to have everything in different shades of white. So tacky!

The plumbing issue from before has been resolved. Apparently, when our Arizona room was built many moons ago, they put the slab right over the clean-out for the sewer. I know when I do something, I really enjoy half-assing it to screw the next people, don’t you?

As a result, the sewer from the house to the street has been backing up for years, and got to the breaking point when we bought it. Yay for us! My dad found the sewer pipe, along with some lovely sewer water, and a plumber was able to install a new clean out and snake the entire sewer line. No more backups in the house, but some back-ups in our financial situation. Why didn’t anyone tell me that home ownership was going to be so totally awesome?

Oh yeah, and to top it all off, we are meeting all kinds of people when we walk Rey. Every person says “Are you the ones who bought the house across from the park? Welcome to the neighborhood. You know, that used to be a rental.” And then they squish up their face. Uh, ok? Looks like I should make a shirt that says “I bought a house that was a rental! Back off or I will turn your house into a rental, too!”

2 comments:

Mandi said...

LOL -- I love your sense of humor. I'm looking forward to meeting you some day. [This is Jason Lowery's wife, by the way] Sound's like with much ado, your house is coming together. I'm hoping to engage in some house-fixing-up this summer, but in our little house I'm fortunate to not have quite so much work to do as you (terribly sorry). I do however empathize with your situation! My parents have dealt with all sorts of home-ownership woes throughout the years so I know what "fun" it can be.

Brandy said...

Ha Ha--I know that face. Not only was our house a rental, but 3 apartments! To add to it, it's over a hundred years old. I sometimes wonder what we were thinking!