Saturday, January 22, 2005

Hot off the Presses

We have a busy weekend lined up here. The delightful plans include taking apart the tiled bathroom wall to get at the leak which has emerged in the last week, pooling water in a stealthy stream all over the carpet, creating a grim fusty smell. Good thing we were planning on ripping out the carpet anyway, since we were always a bit perturbed that the previous owner had seen fit to install it, instead of tile on the bathroom floor.

But it will almost certainly make a big mess, and involve a fair bit of vexed shouting and throwing of tools around the room. The only consolation is that E. is really rather cute when he engages in these manly chores (plus he tends to wear those sexy old jeans that I love). And I like watching the flexing of his biceps when he wields the wrench in that certain way. Oooh and yum.

Anyway, since I am likely to be too busy to blog at length while all this is going on, if you're looking for something different to read, may I suggest that you stop by and say hello or welcome at some of the newer blogs on the block. These are just a few that have I recently encountered and am enjoying:

Within the Woods

Many A Mile to Go

sweetisu

The brand-spanking new Fertilely Challenged

And finally, a wonderful new male voice to add to the collection, Baby Hungry Man.

Now, hand me that power drill.

Updated:

So, we spent most of the afternoon prising the wall apart, including resorting to sawing off part of the built-in cabinet to get at the leak. Trust me, there was no other way.

Eventually E., in a display of Herculean manliness, tore off the entire tiled panel. It was very thrilling to witness! There we discovered a series of three small holes in the water waste pipe. Basically, in the process of drilling the screws into the wall to hold the tile panel in place, the builders managed to penetrate right through the pipe. Three times. Tomorrow, the digital camera comes out and curt e-mail with photos to be sent to the developers.

Can life get any more exciting?




8 Comments:

At 2:50 PM, Blogger HomeFireBlue said...

Thanks for the links! The new blogs were fab!

Good luck on re-doing the loo. Please come to my house when you're done - I have loads of projects that want doing.

-Blue (the Thrifty Mom blog)

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger amyesq said...

Hey Mare, thanks for linking me!! And here I was hoping you were going to get a relaxing weekend. At least you will get biceps. mmm...biceps...

 
At 11:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Lord, could there be a more elementary screw-up (pardon the pun, ar ar) than puncturing pipes with wall fasteners? THREE TIMES??!! I hope you send the developers a bill for your time, too!

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Cass said...

Eeew on the fusty bathroom smell; WTF on the incompetent builders; and a big THANK YOU for the linkage. At least you got to oogle your man looking all cute and manly! Hope the bathroom is back together again soon - we've been tearing apart ours, and it's not a pretty sight.

 
At 5:29 PM, Blogger Baby Hungry Man said...

Bisceps might be fun to oogle, but trust me, there is nothing hotter than doing home repair with a sweaty woman. I hope you get to take lots of "breaks" from the work.

Also, I highly recommend lining hats with tin foil to avoid alien mental take-overs. It has worked wonders in my household.

Thanks for the kind words and linkage.
Groggy In Los Angeles,
BHM

PS - dont forget to seal the grout on the tile you install! I did and now I have another pain in the ass project in our bathroom. :(

 
At 2:28 AM, Blogger sweetisu said...

Ooooh biceps. Yummy.

What kind of idiot installs CARPET in the bathroom?!?! Probably the same type of idiots who installs a (super tiny) BATHROOM in the kitchen (@ my house).

BTW, thank you for linking me. It about doubled my site traffic on a typical sunday.

I hope the developer gets an earload of complaints and they had better fix it pronto, and free.
In the meantime, is there another bathroom in the house for you to use?

 
At 2:32 AM, Blogger sweetisu said...

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