January 22nd, 2008


Tuesday midday update

So, the plumber came back yesterday, checked the pipes coming out of the disposal, and said that it was full of coffee grounds and that they were the reason things were all backed up. He charged us to clean out the pipe and we agreed not to put coffee grounds down the disposal, which we had been doing for close to twenty years with no negative repercussions to that point.

Needless to say, the sink started backing up again.

One of the things I love about Mary is that she can really get pissed when the situation calls for it. This was a situation that called for it. She called the plumbing company and made them promise to send a different plumber this time, and to apply the money we've already paid to the new bill.

So, we're waiting for the new guy, who will be here before six.

Of course, I didn't get out yesterday, and probably won't get out today, which will make it five days since I last left the house. I've got serious cabin fever.

On the up side, I managed to fix a problem this morning, so I feel pretty good.

Finally, a meme from anderyn:

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It gets better...

So, we had a different plumber come in, and it seems that the plumber that came in yesterday managed to push the pipes together in such a way as to prevent the water from draining. In other words, fixing the original problem caused the second problem. And, it now also appears that the original problem was not fixed, either; Mary put a pan under the pipes, which was now full.

Anyway, the new plumber set everything straight (at least he better have) and told us to call the supervisor tomorrow to get a refund.

And, though it's still crappy out, Mary and I are going out to dinner in a little while. It'll be good to get out of the house.

All in all, not a bad day.