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Monday, May 22, 2006

A pox on my house

Melodrama has once again visited our home, and I feel like I should be calling a domestic violence shelter on the house because it bitch-slapped me hard Saturday. I had a long list of small tasks to accomplish over the weekend. Item #1, re-caulk the tub and sink in the main bathroom. Item #2? I don't remember since I never got past Item #1. Want to know what happens when I take on a small hour-long task in my house?

Chalk it up to bad installation of the previous shower surround. Still, it did give me an excuse to put on my most chic home improvement garb.

See Brandon, I told you I am fabulous even doing construction.


Julie (grofam) said...

Christopher, As an old home owner myself, in case you have never heard of it, it is called "The Mushroom Factor". Once, in my house, there were actually orange mushrooms or some something growing on the rotted wood that we discovered by all of a sudden falling through a board on the deck. Won't even go into what "mushroomed" from there. I have a love- hate relationship with my house and that can change quickly either way.

This year it was a frozen pipe to a first floor bathroom in the basement near the opening to a covered-over crawlspace. In order to fix the pipe the crawlspace had to be opened and lo and behold we could see daylight coming in. Turns out the foundation had crumbled under the back porch, which explains why we hadn't noticed a huge amount of rocks laying on the outside rather than in the foundation. Could also explain why the toilet seat above was always freezing cold!


Christopher said...

Yowza! That's one way to wake up in the morning!

Ces said...

Wow, Baby! This looks like what happened to my shower. See, there was a lose tile and I just happened to pick it and Viola! The tiles came crumbling down almost amputating my foot! Lesson in my house: if something is amiss, do not touch it. LOL!!! I like your garb. You are so fashionable. I love your haircut!

Christopher said...

If you think that's good, you should see my plumber's butt! :-D

Ms. Val said...

Christopher, you look good in the Cher shirt. Good luck with the shower, too. I don't envy you and your predicament. That's one thing I like about my "new" house. It may lack architectural character, but I'm secure in the knowledge it won't be falling apart anytime soon.

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