Taking care of Baby

@sallypup (57668)
Centralia, Washington
February 27, 2024 4:28pm CST
Might as well call my house a baby. Baby started having issues with her downstairs shower drain. Yup. Same shower that we paid to have improved about seventeen months ago. Hubby tried to change her diapers. Did not work. So I found a plumber. Plumber: the guys that put in your Baby's shower did NOT connect the underneath pipes well. That meant that Baby had a leaky diaper. And that I and hubby had a large amount of green bills owed to Plumber. I contacted the original shower re-do guy. He decided to cough up some money. He said he will hand me a check next week. Meantime, plumber is putting in a new faucet in Baby's bathroom, next to her cute shower. So that is what I am doing on a cold, rainy day. Day before yesterday we had a peek at Spring. Today we are having a peak at winter. I hope your weather is doing well.
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@marguicha (215096)
• Chile
27 Feb
As I see it, a house is always a baby with issues. Last year I had a fire in the kitchen. Repair cost me a lot more than what I had. Then, as I had the handyman around, I remembered that I had a closed bathroom upstairs because the faucet leaked. Mario fixed the faucet and then I had to paint the ceiling of the first floor. One thing led to the other and Mario painted several walls too. Then I had other faucet problems. They showed in the water bills. It was discovered then that the water closet in every bathroom of the house leaked due to age. I had to change them all. I could go on forever. And not, because my neighbor´s house was burglarized, I will have to pay for part of the electric wire they want to put over the fence. I am sorry for your problems. But still, having a house of your own is better than renting.
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@marguicha (215096)
• Chile
28 Feb
@sallypup I have 4. There are 2 in the 2 bathrooms upstairs, one in my bathroom downstairs and one in what used to be a maid´s room that I transformed many years ago into a place to keep junk. The maid´s bathroom is what the maid and the workers use when they come. When Mario changed the leaks the bill went to about 1/10 immediatly. It got paid in a month. AS you see, I need to get rid of this house and go to somewhere smaller.
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@sallypup (57668)
• Centralia, Washington
28 Feb
@marguicha You have a large house.
@sallypup (57668)
• Centralia, Washington
27 Feb
@marguicha How many water closets do you have? I'm glad you had Mario there to fix things. You should have less of a water bill now plus less chance of mold from leaking water.
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@rebelann (111060)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Feb
Oh those darn plumbers, they always seem to charge 3 arms and 4 legs to get things done.
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@rebelann (111060)
• El Paso, Texas
28 Feb
You would think for the price they'd be competent
@sallypup (57668)
• Centralia, Washington
28 Feb
@rebelann Yes they do. A plumber gets the grand job of crawling under my house and while he or she is there, attaching pipes etc in a competent manner. At least I hope that happened this time around.
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@kaylachan (57274)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Feb
We're continuing the warming trend. In fact, George is enjoying the last of the sun before it sets. It's warm enough he's outside in a t-shirt.
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@sallypup (57668)
• Centralia, Washington
27 Feb
@kaylachan That sounds so nice. I have a sweater on and I am ready to grab my robe.
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@kaylachan (57274)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Feb
@sallypup I'm thankful that it's comfortable out.
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@Juliaacv (48597)
• Canada
28 Feb
If baby is acting like this now, I hate to see what happens when the terrible two stage arrives. But seriously, I hope that is the end of the things not working saga at your place.
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@sallypup (57668)
• Centralia, Washington
28 Feb
@Juliaacv Perhaps I should not have called my house "baby" since she is 124 years old. It is hard to know who repaired what, when and how able were the folks doing those jobs?
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@wolfgirl569 (94648)
• Marion, Ohio
27 Feb
Almost like summer here today. Hope he does give you money back
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@sallypup (57668)
• Centralia, Washington
27 Feb
@wolfgirl569 He sounded sincere plus he has the reputation of his company to consider.
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@JudyEv (325188)
• Rockingham, Australia
28 Feb
It would have been a lot less trouble for everyone if the work had been done properly in the first place.
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@sallypup (57668)
• Centralia, Washington
28 Feb
@JudyEv Boy I am with you on this all the way.
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@AmbiePam (85215)
• United States
27 Feb
I’m glad the inefficiency will be somewhat made up for.
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@shaggin (71647)
• United States
28 Feb
Sounds like a good thing it’s being taken care of correctly now. Plumbing issues can be costly I'm glad the one guy is giving you money towards it.
@snowy22315 (169497)
• United States
27 Feb
It's always something when you own a house...if it isn't, the house iself it is the lawn or the appliances or heating system
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@sallypup (57668)
• Centralia, Washington
27 Feb
@snowy22315 Funny how I don't have a problem paying for a garden helper but I cringe when the house needs attention.
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@yanzalong (18984)
• Indonesia
5 Mar
We only have two seasons: dry and wet. Nowadays we have lots of rain causing flood every where at the low lying ground.
@RasmaSandra (73139)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
27 Feb
I hope it all gets fixed right, I hope spring finds you soon, I can tell about the high and tow temps through my cats. While the temps were up Freddie slept on top of the couch and now that they are down he has moved over to sleep on the end table because that is closer to the heater,
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@just4him (305251)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Feb
I'm sorry Baby has a leaky diaper. I hope it's fixed now. I'm glad the previous plumber is coughing up some greens for his poor work.
@thelme55 (76477)
• Germany
28 Feb
Baby is a nice name for your house. I like it. We still have a dreary winter weather.
@LindaOHio (155283)
• United States
28 Feb
I'm sorry you're having plumbing problems. It always seems to be something. Have a good day.