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1318.351 - It happened again!

Plumbing Thanksgiving and Chritmas...

I missed another blog post last week, but let me explain:
Ever since getting into the new house, one month to be exact, we have been experiencing major problems with the plumbing which was discovered by the welcoming sight of water all over the laundry room floor while running the washer. This led to a WTF moment of muddy water coming up and standing for days in the kitchen sink. Everything that requires water on that side of the house has been unusable (including the dishwasher). 
With added bad timing of this happening Thanksgiving week and now with a tunnel under the house (missing pier and beam right about now), the yard a muddy mess and Christmas a week away I have been continuously stressed out but trying to get it under control. No mindset for blogging but I thought I was
starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel. I didn't realize it was a train.
Friday I came home after work, Hubz tells me the plumber said the main break has been fixed, it's ok to use the water on that side and the inspector would come Monday. After such a long time admittedly I was a bit hesitant to use anything on that side. It turns out my apphension wasn't unfounded. I ran a bit of water in the kitchen sink to clean out the mud/dirt that had been there for far too long only to discover the water still isn't draining! I've tried to focus on the positives during this trying, frustrating time which has been difficult for both of us and we've had our share of spats because of it. I mean, it could be worse, it could be our house and we'd have to pay for all this. We still have our health tho, relatively happy considering, we're still doing ok, we have each other and know all this is happening for a reason. I had to announce there won't be Christmas at our house this year which surprises many of my friends and family
who love the white and silver decor I've been doing for about 5 years. It started when Hubz was having ulcer issues around the holidays that year and he couldn't eat anything without doubling over in pain. Truthfully I think this is the year we could use the pretty decorations but still unpacking, working around limited water accessiblity decorating seems more than I can handle right now. I think I'll pull out some table stuff and the holiday pillows. And, I've been listening to christmas music since mid Nov. It's better than nothing, right? Right?


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