January 05, 2008

The joys of home ownership

I'll start off by saying that my hubby is a builder and can fix anything around the house. But several weeks ago we started to have a problem with water stains in the foyer. This could only mean there was a leak in the upper bathroom. Upon investigation it turned out to be something with the shower so drywall needed to be cut. Leak fixed but wall not fixed and this is what my upper bathroom wall looks like today.
Charlie says "Diane I don't know why he just didn't leave this open for me. It was a great place for me to hide."
Around the same time there was a leak in the hot water heater. Hubby and a friend fixed it in no time at all but apparently when the water was turned back on some scale from the bottom of the tank got into the water system and clogged the shower in the master bathroom. Unfortunately this can't be repaired and will have to be replaced. This is the wall in my bathroom. Now where have I seen this before .........

If anything happens in the main level shower stall we're up sh**s creek ..... because it's not a simple cut thru the wall. Now we'll see how long it is before he gets around to a little drywall repair. I'm not holding my breath.

On a brighter note I did finish the knitting on D#3's shawl/scarf. I'll try to get it blocked over the weekend because the longer I wait the longer I'll have to listen to her complain. I love the color.


Joey says "Can you keep it down a little. You are ruining my mid morning nap. Now I'll have to take a longer late morning nap to make up for it."

7 comments:

Vivian said...

It's like that at my house too. I just keep nagging which makes no one happy, but it gets things done.

The scarf is very pretty.

gypsyknits said...

OMG...........I can't stop laughing. nagging works, it just takes a very long time. My husband was in construction for 20 yrs and my house has never been actually finished.
Watch that construction work though, you know how it all works with those saws and men..........LOL

Knitting does keep our sanity and the shawl is gorgeous, I love the color. Keep on knittin'......

Just A Knit Wit said...

I love the color of the shawl. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's all blocked.

Ruth said...

Yikes! Well, at least your DH found and fixed the problems. Does this mean that you'll have to repaint the bathrooms or do you have leftover paint to just do that section?

Just wondering.... :)

Sydney said...

Poor Charlie thought he had a good hiding place there. :) I like the shawl. I'm looking forward to seeing it after it's blocked.

Deborah said...

does your hubby make house calls? my hubby is allergic to home depot!

Lynn said...

Oh I feel for you! I still have no baseboards and it's been over a year. My dh was a contruction foreman with his specialty in finish trim, but it's like the cobbler's family, they have no shoes.