Replacing a septic line is a dirty, dirty job. And since few of us are anywhere near an office at this point, why bother trying to make a post like this safe for work?** About five seconds into this project - a project resplendent with moist caverns, hard shafts, suspiciously named parts,*** and a lot … Continue reading That’s What She Said*
Septic Pipe (aka, it’s been a rough week)
Still love the house, but it's been responsible for an awful lot of stress and financial pain the past week+. DAY 1Roughly 9 days ago I walked downstairs and heard gushing water. The drain pipes are mostly exposed at the moment so they tend to be loud, but even so this sounded particularly "exposed". I … Continue reading Septic Pipe (aka, it’s been a rough week)
The Joys of Hot Water
It's like a dream come true. After 2+ months of lugging hot water from the kitchen to the bathtub every time I needed to not be gross anymore,* we actually have hot water in our bathroom now! Only 3 days after my live-in plumber** moved in, I have hot water in the bathroom! But that … Continue reading The Joys of Hot Water
The Water (redux)
We spent another night at the house (after a great time at The Wassaic Project's summer benefit). The next day my partner worked on the floor (which should have been the topic of this post), and we made coffee, did dishes, washed hands... lots of things involving sink water. At some point (unfortunately not immediately) … Continue reading The Water (redux)
It's amazing what running water will do for morale. It almost makes it like a real house! But I'm getting way ahead of myself. Nick (with the flame) and his colleague (I'm so sorry, I forget your name!!!) fixing the first of... a few... broken pipes The day after the electric was turned on, a … Continue reading The Water.