So as if there was not enough going on right now, what with having a baby any day now, I discovered a puddle of water in the downstairs bathroom at 11:00 last night. That would be directly below the tub upstairs where I had been enjoying a bath before bed. Sigh.
This is just what we need – a plumbing failure! And honestly, I care less about the plumbing failure than the loss of my tubby time. It just got really good and clean last weekend and I have been loving taking a bath at least once a day this last week. Sniffle.
I have called a plumber and am waiting on our call back. They hopefully will be able to come today.
And hopefully it won’t be major, but I am not optimistic…I use the shower upstairs daily (to keep water in the pipes fresh) but when you run the tub, it generally starts out rusty (never a good sign). With daily use that has improved but not gone away entirely. And it’s always been that way.
On the plus side, we actually have a “rainy day” fund right now… just didn’t think we’d actually be spending it to stop water from raining inside the house!
Update: Bryan, the nice plumber is here… he had to cut a door in the wall (thankfully inside a cupboard) to access the plumbing. Seems that we have a drain connection problem which can be short-term fixed (half the cost) or long-term resolved. Since the tub is slated for more, not less, use moving forward (we only have a shower downstairs) we’re going to opt for the long-term, which is good, but not cheap. And we can’t use the tub or shower until he’s done – sometime next week. Oh well. This is why we have savings/rainy day funds, right? He’s going to call Monday to let us know when he can get the parts and come back to do the work.
Note from Sarah: Eileen wrote this Friday morning, but didn’t post it because yesterday was the day I decided to finally pretend I was a blogger again and she didn’t want to crash my re-debut.
Why am I telling you this? Because I know you’re all wondering how she managed to get a plumber to show up before breakfast on a Saturday.