Why Lemony?
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April 18, 2006

I'm quilting, I'm quilting...

Yeah, working on Olivia's quilt. It's fun and fast and done soon! And it's keeping me positive and happy while the following unfolds...

We have an expensive plumbing crisis involving lots of leaks through the basement wall. Hopefully all will be dry after Wednesday when the plumbers dig a huge trench in the front yard and replace the water service pipe. That's the pipe that connects one's house to the city's big water pipe and it's the homeowner's responsibility to fix it when it gets old and decrepit and gets lots of leaks. Apparently the front yard, about two feet down, is totally waterlogged and it's all seeping into the basement at the rate of about 10 gallons a day. Luckily there's a big hole in the basement floor where a sump pump usually goes to collect all this water or we'd be floating in it. As it is, we've had to move a bunch of stuff and roll back the carpet but we haven't had a lot of water damage. That we can see, anyways. We don't really know what state the drywall is in after all this water running down behind it. And the carpet smells kind of funny.

I'll tell you one thing. I know a whole lot more about plumbing now than I used to. There's a lot going on underground and behind walls that you don't usually see, or even know is there. But I must say that it's a very expensive education.

Posted by Bahiyyih at April 18, 2006 02:50 PM