Thursday, January 9, 2014

Another break (((sigh)))....

Hi everyone.  So, I just finally got my head out of my ass.  Things were looking up, and I was getting on a schedule that was working out pretty well.  Until today.

The Bob Villa who owned my townhouse before me thought he could put in a shower.  It was in a 3rd bathroom on the 1st level of my house.  It's a level I really only used for storage - the furnace, hot water heater, washer/dryer, etc. are all there.  I honestly have not looked in that bathroom for at least a year - my bad.

Up on the 3rd floor, I was getting ready to leave for school - my first night of class.  I walked in the bathroom, and heard a really faint noise, but it was strange.  I couldn't quite place where it was coming from.  I went down to the 2nd floor, and it was a little easier to hear, but I still had no freaking clue what it was.  I got down to the first floor, and there it new indoor pool.

The pipes that the previous owner tapped into the main line failed in multiple places and I had a geyser going on.  I couldn't get the main water shutoff to close, and the water company couldn't guarantee when they could get a man out to shut the water off from outside my home.  And someone has to come out - there is no way to shut if off as the homeowner.  I checked.  Fighting with the main shutoff, I finally got it to close after ripping up my hands pretty good.

So what does all this mean?  It means my blog is going to be neglected for a while.  Hopefully, not more than a couple of weeks, but, there it is.

I'm going to need a roll off container for all the damaged wallboard, flooring, boxes...this is just making me sad.  But, if I'm going to get a roll off, I am going to fill that fucker to the top and take this opportunity to get rid of everything in my house that needs to be replaced or is damaged.  It will probably take me a good week to get it done, but if I'm paying $350 for it, I am going to get every single dollars' worth.  Spring cleaning isn't ideal in January, but it's gonna have to happen.

Thanks for letting me vent this out - I am beyond angry, but I think good will ultimately come of it.  And I'm not being a smart ass either...shocking, I know.  I really do think that.
Bye for now everyone.  I hope life treats you all well!


  1. Gosh!!! That must've been frustrating to say the least! But yeah I also think the outcome will be good.
    Hope you come back soon! :)

  2. Oh no :( I'm sorry this has happened, I hope it all gets fixed and that not too many of your possessions are damaged. Good luck with it all xox

  3. Wow, what a nightmare!! I hope everything works out for you!