Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Babe in Control



LOL...that's me...a babe in total control.  Not that I want to be.  I just have to be.  (Thanks to Maria, who I always make tags for, for sending me this one.)

The insurance adjuster came today.  The valves to the supply lines to the bathtub are leaking so no ceiling cutting into is necessary.  I do need to have about a 12 inch area replastered and repaired from water damage but the wood underneath is fine.  Thank the Lord.  After my $250 deductible, I have about $200 left to do it with not counting the plumbing.

Speaking of plumbing....I finally got ahold of Randy last night.  He wanted me to run water into the tub to see if the drain was unclogged.  It appears he knew the drain wasn't clogged but thought some pipes were leaking.  So, I put some water in the bathtub.  Zilcho draining.  Well, you guessed it...out came one of my many plungers.  Ewwwww....the depths of hellish sludge came back up into the tub.  And no it wouldn't go down all the way.  I was sopping up sludge with old towels since I don't have a shop vac.  I would have strangled Randy if I had seen him last night.

My BF said just keep plunging because I needed to loosen the sludge.  Bwah way.  I went to bed.  I woke up with renewed zest this morning.  No drain will get the best of me.  I unclogged a hopelessly clogged drain in my old house which was a plumbing nightmare.  I knew I could get this one.  I plunged like some crazy woman.  The water would only go down so far.  I just kept at it and then switched plungers and gave it one last whack with the plunger.....voila, the water is draining.

Now, I just have to get Mr. Randy up here to replace the spigoty/valvy things which shouldn't cost much at all then start to search for a contractor...oh joy.

I just started putting some lights out on the deck this afternoon and darned if it didn't start to rain.  It's still in the 60's but will be cold this weekend so I suppose once again I will be stringing lights in the cold.

Thanks to all for your prayers for Megan.  She is feeling pretty good today.  I need to discuss her finances with her but didn't want to do it when she wasn't feeling up to par.  She bounced a couple of checks before Thanksgiving and over Thanksgiving break.  I checked her balances and am worried she won't have enough for rent/utilities for the next three weeks.  She should just make it if she watches closely.  Ok, I'm laughing at this one.  She did make over $400 in tips over Thanksgiving.  Thank the Lord for that.  I'm just not sure if she deposited it although it appears she has.  Maybe it's time to call that will do any good.

Well, I'm off to soak myself.  Hopefully, the bathtub will still continue to drain, and get ready to go to work.  Hopefully, I still have a darned job left.



penniepooh said...

Chris, you are SuperPlungerWoman! Don`t know how in the world you can deal with all that sludge. At least Randy`s life was spared. lol
Prayers and much love to you and Megan....

lisa41076 said...

Chris, good luck with your plumbing , hope you will be able to get to the bottom of it  soon, glad Megan is feeling better, enjoy your tub-bath , Hugs Lisa

lanurseprn said...

Hi Chris!  I hate plumbing problems!  OMG this house has had it's share, too!  I should own stock in our local plumbing service!  Hope you get it fixed right up soon.  Don't need that for the holidays.
So glad Megan is feeling good today.  Get some rest tonight.

pippa1116 said...

good job on the plunging!!!!
and Have a great day at work tomorrow!!!


mrsm711 said...

Nice picture your friend sent you.  Good luck with the bathroom Yukky job!  :)     Tracy

heathermarie3073 said...

It's been a long while since I stopped by to see whats going on in your world.  I had to laugh at your drain/plunging story.  I'm sure it was not laughable to you, but the way you wrote it was.  And I love the technical term "spigoty/valvy things".  
xoxo, Heather

queeniemart said...

Congrats on your excellent plunging effort!!!
Its in the 60's here and raining. What nice weather!!
Sounds like that $200 is less than it might have been!
love, lisa

siennastarr said...

Are you working tonite??  Or just taking a nice hot bath so you don't have to do it in the morning?  So.. you calling yourself a B.I.T.C.H. Chris?  Babe In Total Control of Herself? lol  I like it!!  Wear that name proudly!

I'm glad that you are getting all that stuff squared away.  I know it's just been one more thing to add to your stress!

Love you

cacklinrosie101 said...

ROLF....I did it again.  LOL...thanks, Jackie...hehe.  I'm getting racy with my tags lately.  Never noticed what the words in the tag spelled.  Naive me.  Guess, if the shoe is fitting, wear it.  I am woman; hear me ROAR!  Chris

jckfrstross said...

hope you have a great thursday:)


chevyz71gurl74 said...

Keeping Megan in my prayers....
Gosh i could use a good soak myself...
i always take showers...If we ever build another
bathroom...this time off of our bedroom i want a big ol' jacuzzi tub....i'm dreaming =)   Hope your plumbing problems are soon to be in the past!

astoriasand said...

OMG. I would hate that plumbing job.You have some courage to mop up that lot.And a good stomach,I would wrench LOL!!Here in England they do sell  something that you just pour down and it blasts it all away and unblocks.Forgot what they call it,but you could have done with some.My daughter uses it in Spain too as she gets plenty Plumbing problems.Both with bath and loo.Glad to read
megan is much better.Hope you have little work to do today and have a good one.Love the graphic.Take Care.

jeanno43 said...

Yuk, I do not envy you with the plunger job. Still, you did it, woman power lol.

chat2missie said...

I have some pipes in my house that are given us some trouble too!  I just keep my finders crossed no pipe bursts until after the holidays.

pharmolo said...

Hope the drain continues to drain and not be a drain on your spirits any longer!

xxroxymamaxx said...

Go Chris!  You don't need no plumber!  And I'm glad Megan is feeling better!  Happy Friday and have a great weekend.  Hugs and GBU, Shelly

shayshaydc said...

Seems like you just about have your plumbing problem under control!!!!! Good for you!!!!! Glad Megan is feeling better!!!!