Friday, December 09, 2005

Plumbing: 3 the Bitter one: 0

So, I was going about my business, doing my part to get ready for the upcoming trip to Minnesota, cleaning out the fridge, etc. I go into the back room (aka the arctic den of freezitude) and I hear water running. Why do I hear water running? There should be no water running. This is when I notice the lake that is spreading from the useless POS that is supposed to be a 1/2 bath. Burst pipe from our recent cold snap. S#!+ I scream, and $#!+ and $#!+, $#!+, &^*!ing $#!+! I turn the water main completely off and the water keeps spraying violently from the wall. I call the DH at work. He's surprisingly calm (I think this has to do with the new XBox), tells me to call a plumber and he'll be right home. After calling 3 companies, all of whom were booked solid, and the emergency line of the board of water works (yeah, emergencies where you can sit around on hold for ten minutes. Sure.), I finally get someone who can help. Mercifully, he was relatively cheap, and gave us some good advice on how to prevent this from happening again.

~~~~Flashback: Pre-Chez Bitter Purchase~~~~

Former Stupid Homeowner #1: Damn, it's cold in this addition! Maybe because it's not insulated and has no routing from the furnace. Hmm...

FSH #2: Yeah, it sure is cold. Hey, Hon? You know what we should do here?

FSH #1: I sure do!

FSH's 1&2: Put in a bathroom!

FSH #1: What a great idea! It'll be totally unusable when the weather is cold, but think of the resale value!

Indeed. And, yes, Skippy, I know, at least it didn't happen while we were in Minnesota. Things can always be just a little worse, but I need to whine every once in a while.

3 Comments:

Blogger Skiptastic said...

I love the FSH conversation, it's awesome. And you're right, thank goodness you weren't in Minnesota at the time. Hopefully the house has gotten these litle fits out of its system now, you think? Stupid FSH's.

10:19 PM  
Blogger klugula.com said...

Not to be an ass...well, ok, to be an ass. Did you have this place checked out before you signed on the dotted line? Oy.

5:20 AM  
Blogger Bitterknitter said...

Yes, we had an inspection and all that jazz. I think this latest SNAFU had more to do with So. Colorado having its coldest temps in about 12-15 years last week than anything else. Ah, who am I kidding? It's still an assinine place for a bathroom!

12:35 PM  

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