Sunday, September 13, 2009

Water, Water everywhere and Plenty to Drink

I had a bad leak discovered in the bathroom this week. Toilet supply line and the sink. Not one of my 2 peeps occupying the upstairs noticed anything amiss, but sitting on the pot I looked up and saw water in my ceiling. This is what it looked like when I started to get really concerned and knew replacement work would be done.
Well, the whole damn thing FELL while I was sleeping and yes, that DOES mean my ceiling caved in. I had an exam 1st thing Saturday morning so I stared at it for a few minutes and then said, "Fuck it. It will be here when I get home" and left. I think I did pretty darn well on that exam...I went to my son's game and the we made a field trip to Home Depot for supplies.
I figured I could replace a 4x4 ft section of Sheetrock. There's no rocket science involved. Only patience, determination and basic working knowledge right...The above is the vent I replaced after finding a bird nest and the section I cleaned out. Then I called my girls over...After all three of us checking the floors and wall upstairs and digging around downstairs it was decided all wet Sheetrock would indeed be removed, going 1 ft at a time until we could no longer find mold or dampness. That was a lot of Sheetrock! It was all cleaned and prepped and fans set to dry.

The next morning, D came over with her carpenter roommate P, a skill saw and insulation. C came with her fam and the 2 full sheets of Sheetrock needed and work commenced. There was a lot of work, sweat, smiles, laughter, food, coffee and beer, pool and hot tubbing. Squirty & S came over too. We were supposed to hang out and they swore they did not mind the work going on. They didn't seem to at all and I think everyone had a pretty good time.
I am so lucky to know folks like this! They were all AMAZING!
As of last night all that's left is some taping, mudding and sanding...Then next weekend I can paint!

4 comments:

  1. My deepest sympathies! I've been through this...with raw sewage pouring out, nonetheless. I alays say that water is the DEVIL...yet we put it right in our walls?

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  2. didn't mind the work one bit! Glad your bathroom is back in one piece and glad we got to hang out! Horses are next on the list!

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  3. Yikes, well good thing you got people to help and knowlege of what needs to be done.

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  4. I love it, you see major disaster and say, eh fuck it! I would of done the same damn thing.

    Gotta love the HomoDepot :)

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