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 hah...no 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 daddy...hehe...like 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.