Monday, March 3, 2008

How Many More Days????

Okay, have I mentioned how ready I am to move? Just a few times? As I'm typing, sewage water is coming up in my shower because the washing machine is running. And this is not the first time. I guess it's sewage water. It smells like tide and poop mixed together. I guess we'll be going to the laundrymat tomorrow to finish the laundry. Oh, the joys of an old house! We've had plumbers come out in the past. They've done all they can do. It's just a rickety old house with rickety old plumbing! You just have to abide by the rules of this house...don't flush the toilet if the washing machine or dishwasher is running...don't flush the toilet if someone is in the shower...don't bathe while the washing machine or dishwasher is running...don't expect hot water in the master bath(ever)...keep the plunger handy at all times because you'll need it after every 10 flushes or so...BEFORE it rains, go ahead and pull the carpet back in the front room to avoid mildew.

I just have to laugh. To avoid more tears. How many more days???

2 hours later...an update...so now the water is coming out from under our toilets. Which means nasty sewage wet towels in my bathrooms, which can't be washed in the washing machine right now since I can't use the washing machine. Sigh. I guess we also should use the toilets sparingly tonight until we can get a plumber out here in the morning to clean out the lines AGAIN. I'm guessing this needs to be done at this house every 4-6 months it seems.

Old houses are loverly! I'm smiling. I really am.

3 comments:

Ashley said...

Hang in there...not too much longer and then you'll be excited to deal with the little problems the new house might have!! Hey, you might even welcome them!

Anonymous said...

ARe you on septic? That sounds like when our septic storage tank backed up? Just a thought ... don't have account to leave my e-mail just the reason for anonymous.

Jennifer

Texas Aggie in Florida said...

Nope! not on septic. Live right here in the smack dab middle of town. City sewage. They finally came to fix it at like 4:30 p.m.!!!! UGH! And now we have a leak as a result. From the roof. For some reason, our pipes go UP over the house so when they roto-rootered it, they went UP and now we have a leak. LOVELY! I'm SO moving tomorrow. Who needs a key!