Are you getting tired of reading about all the foundation work we’ve had done? Because I’m tired of writing about it. And even more tired of enduring it. Reno-weary. That’s us. It’s a real thing. This happened today. Fourteen new piers. If you’re counting, that brings our grand total to 78 piers we’ve installed in […]
And now a bathroom remodel…unplanned, of course
Ok. Random Wednesday night. “Let’s remodel the bathroom!”, we excitedly exclaim! No, it did not happen like that. That’s never how it happens. More like, “oh crap!! Are you serious?!?” So, the plumbers came today to test the new stack they installed on Tuesday (the stack of pipes coming from our upstairs bathroom—look at me […]
The Poo Wall
No way. Just no. Sigh. The plumbers came back to work on one of the plumbing stacks from upstairs. Remember the pipes that were angled the wrong way? Well, that wonky angle allows “stuff”to sit in the pipe and not completely move down the pipe to the sewer. So during the process of removing the […]
New Recessed Lighting, maybe
Okay, I can’t say I was looking forward to more workers in the house. Our history of things moving along smoothly is not exactly stellar. Some of the things we had planned included new recessed lights in Rob’s office, (there are NO lights in there right now – we are straight up old-school lamps), new […]
More foundation adjustments & (Surprise!) Demo Day!
Maybe, just maybe we’re seeing the last foundation adjustment. Which is kind of exciting…. After they came and checked our foundation again they were fairly certain they didn’t see movement inside the main part of the house. (I’m just going to go with fairly certain meaning none. Because I need good news, people!) Praise Jesus!! […]
Repairing a Brick Floor…Two Steps (or Holes) Forward!
Santa stopped by our house again!! This time he brought little masonry elves. Remember the holes in our brick from the initial foundation repair?These holes have been in our laundry room and area/hall leading to the garage for 2.5 years. Yes, years…not weeks…not months. Both collecting and making dust of their very own. Holes like […]
This crazy fall, ya’ll….
Things have been extra crazy around here, which should come as no surprise. Let’s back up a little…. Back in September we had a water leak in the house, well extra tunneling and only a few extra hiccups in the process and we managed to get the water leak fixed. This little guy was the […]
Are. you. kidding. me…..Water leak 2.0
Jesus take the wheel. You all, I can’t even begin to explain it. What kind of crazy juju is going on with this blasted house? Wednesday afternoon I thought I heard our recirculating pump kick on for the tankless hot water heater and then not turn off. I thought well, I’ll call the plumber in […]
Rejoice Always?! Really??? Even when it rains in your house?
Yup. Always. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Now I’m not one to hide my faith, but I’m not also as vocal about my faith as maybe I should be. It’s just not my nature. Believe it or not, […]
French Drain Installation – Oh, la, la!
I guess you could say we decided to bury our savings in the yard. Again. We finally had drainage installed along the North side of our house. And not just any old drain, a French Drain. Because we’re fancy like that. After our house flooded a year ago tomorrow (I can’t believe it’s been a […]