Sunday, February 3, 2013

It's a Three-Way Tie

I've been living in Homeowner's Hell since before Christmas.  I was so glad to finish the month of January with all the stuff that was going on.  With the water being turned off for at least 6 to 7 hours each day, I haven't been cooking, or doing laundry.  So yesterday morning I began to tackle the laundry.  First load..........I'm talking on the phone with my Sis and I hear Hub screaming from downstairs.  The water is flooding out the downstairs commode again.  Just like it did in the beginning of this problem.  So now I am scrambling for towels to soak up the water, and have a washer full of wet clothes that didn't spin all the way out. We call the plumber...the FIRST one, who worked on the sewer in the beginning and did the tunneling under the house.  They showed up 5 hours later.  They ran the camera scope, cleared the clog, found another break.  Same story as the first time. They also made comments about the work the second plumber did, which was on an entire different system, the water, not the sewer. But both plumbing companies have actually worked on the water system.  They ponder about the work the city did last week, since it was also on the sewer.  We call the city again, hoping they can send someone out Monday.  They had a crew in the area and they were here in an hour.  They camera scoped as well, took photos and video, and say they don't think they broke anything.  Of course the 3 techs criticized the way the other 5 guys had done the previous city work.  Ha Ha   They gave us a contact at the city so we could get someone with more authority out to take a look on Monday and see if it could possibly be their responsibity.  With the entire side yard being dug up by three different parties, it is going to be a contest to see who really caused the problem or if it was just another coincidence. 

Oh, and I read that Darn Phil did not see his shadow.  I know peeps in most parts of the country look forward to early Spring.  But here in Texas, I want winter to last as long as possible!   It's supposed to be 72 here today, which is just about right for me.

Last night Hubby had to run to Office Depot and dragged me along and ordered me to buy something fun to try to get me out of this blue funk!   Look..Scotch brand masking tape.  They had lots of different designs and colors.  I chose these 4.  Maybe I can tape some stuff today.  I'm going to try and do some Valentines, and tonight watch the Super Bowl with the hubster.

Early this morning Hub sent me this photo from the golf course.  Nothing like a sunrise to put life into perspective.  I resolve...NO thinking about house problems today!


  1. Oh, no! It seems to never-ending problems with the plumbing. I hope you can get it resolved soon.

    I didn't know Scotch made masking tape like that! Now you've got me curious to see if I can find it around here. I'll be having some retail therapy today while my guys watch the game.

  2. Those masking tapes sure are pretty, but having a gorgeous sunrise picture sent would definitely to the trick.
    Hope the Super Bowl turns out to be a humdinger!