Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Plumbing and...

It is midweek following a holiday and the plumbing work has begun. This is week three and there may well be another two weeks before things are wrapped up. Walls are thin in this place and the original builders did a lot of questionable things, not all of which can be undone.

The bath tub from the next flat is obvious once the rear wall of the kitchen is opened and while at work on the electrical for the stove, my builder spied a small leak as the next door neighbor was showering. The owner, who is a contractor, was contacted, and has since re-calked around his escutcheon plate and the tub spout. We hope this will resolve the issue but since it is only obvious when the shower or tub is running, we will ask to check before the new wall board is put up.

I wish I could say the holiday was restful but with idiots galore setting off bottle rockets all afternoon and most of the evening, the cat was jumpy and I was annoyed. More noise pollution we do not need. I did not attend any community fireworks displays because even as a kid I found them jarring.

Perhaps I really do need to find a cave...

10 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Sometimes a cave has a LOT of charm.
Good luck. I really hope that the neighbours fix works - and that you and Jacob get some peace.
Hugs.

Martha said...

A community of caves...now there's an idea! LOL
I hope everything comes together soon, and you and Jacob return to a peaceful life.

Wisewebwoman said...

A cave. Yes, I could go for that. Maybe I'll do up my new tiny place like a cave. Gawd the weeks drag for renos. And leaks.

XO
WWW

Steve Reed said...

We'll, it's a good thing you got that leak taken care of, at least. Just think about how nice it will all be when it's finished. Eyes on the prize!

e said...

Apparently, it has! I am so relieved!! Happy dance time!

e said...

Thank you!

e said...

A cave definitely has some appeal! The leak is gone, I'm happy to say.

e said...

Yes!

A Cuban In London said...

Sorry to hear about the noise. OK when it's just at one time of the day but when it's all day long... :-(

Greetings from London.

jenny_o said...

You aren't the only one who would find a cave restful - we have a lot of festivals and special events in the summer here, and I always breathe a sigh of relief when the last one is over in mid-August. Peace at last! I'm glad the leak was discovered and fixed - that could have been a real headache if not looked after. Keep swimming, e, keep swimming!