Wednesday, January 14, 2009
plumbing problems

I have a major plumbing problem.....The Pipe, going from my house to the City Sewer Pipes down the hill....is a crapped up mess and has to be replaced.....OY! This means that 65 feet of pipe needs to be replaced...Yes....you read that right....6-5 feet......It is going to take five guys and two days to do this....starting this morning at 8AM......Ugh! I am not looking forward to this, but...It has to be done. The old Pipe is so broken apart that sewage is leaking and seeping into the soil.....Ugh, Ugh....This is not good at all.....And that is putting it mildly.....! So, though I will need some bail-out money from the government to pay for this enormous project....it has to be done and I know I will rest a lot easier once it is completed, Hopefully, As promised, at the end of the day on Thursday..... Actually, I happen to like my Plumber very much....He is a good man....He is thorough and does very very neat work....And he cleans up after he is finished so that you don't even know he has been there, and yet, the problem---whatever it may be---is fixed!.....I just hope they do not have to disturb any of my beautiful plants in my garden, going down my hill....
Ahhhhh, the beauty of home-ownership......But, it comes with the territory, and I wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world......

Stay Tuned........!



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32 Comments:
had this to say:

I'm sorry to hear about your plumbing troubles, Naomi. I hope everything is fixed by Thursday, as promised.

I can't believe 65 feet of pipe needs to be replaced! Wow! I'm glad you like and trust your plumber. He has a sh*tty job, but someone has to do it, right? ;)

PS - I LOVE the cartoons you included w/ this post. Priceless!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 3:47:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Oh how ghastly Naomi, good luck with THAT project. Stay strong.....
-rick

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 5:07:00 AM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Good Luck Naomi, hopefully, they will not have to disturb your plants or garden too much.Sounds like good news to me that at least you have city sewers, one has not lived untill, they have experienced, having front yard torn up for months, while new leach fields are built & septic systems installed. We have been fortunate in that our guys are also very good at what they do. The mud that tends to be involved with such advendures, are what I get destressed wtih. Not to mention cost.
Hopefully they will be able to get every thing done without a lot of disturbance, to the property. Do you still have nice weather? Take care thinking of you. Pat from NY.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 7:46:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

having a plumber you trust and like is more than half the battle - we're lucky that way too.

we had to have similar work done last year - not as extensive but the pipe was leaking into the laundry room and that made for some -uh - ambiance to say the least.

hang in there!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 8:23:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Holy Shite!
:-)
The problem is big, but so is your sense of humor.
I really got tickled reading those cartoons.
Hang in there!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 12:25:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Great 'toons with a sad story! WOW 65 feet ... is any of that covered by the town?? UGH!! Good Luck!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 2:35:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Thanks for stopping by my site! Oh no, a plumbing problem is not fun at all!!!

And yes that car video wasn't really funny, but it was more out of stupidity.... Really what were they thinking!!!

Good luck having everything under control.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 3:13:00 PM PST 

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Oh, no! I remember the summer I turned 15, our sewer line got stopped up and my dad said it was my fault because I used too much toilet paper. I had to dig up the line til the clog was found. Turned out, the offending item was my fault. A summer I'll never forget.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 5:43:00 PM PST 

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Big Job, big job I know and I hope once this is going you can have a piece of mind ;)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 8:38:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I hate to hear you are having pipe problems. Hopefully, they will get done quick. I get all upset when I can't use my shower or potty due to plumbing problems! Here is someone who is going through pipe problems right now, too, but due to a negligent builder!
http://www.blackpugknits.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 10:31:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Ugh! I do hope your plumber gets this fixed as quickly as possible for you. As you say, having your own home is wonderful but when things go wrong... still it's great that you have such a good plumber :)

I like the cartoons BTW :D I used to have the top one by my desk at work! LoL!

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 1:53:00 AM PST 

Blogger PI
had this to say:

Well today is Thursday so I really hope it will all be finished today and it's good that you like your plumber because plumbing problems are the worst. You are very brave about it.
With any luck the plants will have appreciated the extra nourishment:)

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 2:09:00 AM PST 

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so sorry for your plumbing challenges, Naomi. We have a septic system, and although we have had the septic system blues, it's works pretty well.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 3:12:00 AM PST 

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Thank goodness you have a good plumber you know and trust. That's a huge thing! I hope your plants don't get disturbed. We had new cables put in through my front bed, and the workers replanted things, but they are in completely different places. I keep telling myself that it's better than losing them.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 4:38:00 AM PST 

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Oh, that's rough, Naomi. I am sorry and I hope they do get it fixed and don't have to disturb any plants.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 6:03:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

so sorry to hear about plumbing troubles good idea tho maybe can get bush to give you some money b4 he splits on tuesday haha.

dont count on it!

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 7:22:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

I am sorry to hear that you have troubles with your plumbing. I hope all is ok very soon!

Love those cartoons! Lol!

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 8:59:00 AM PST 

Anonymous Anonymous
had this to say:

Oh, no! It's always something, isn't it?
I'm really sorry to hear about this major job. Hopefully it's all going well and things will be back to normal very soon.
Love your sense of humor with those great cartoons.
Hang in there!
Terri
http://www.islandwriter.net

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 9:15:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

We wouldn't want you to be anywhere else either!!

I loved the cartoons - you are a wicked woman you are. (I loved the first photo *grin*)

Glad you've got a plumber you trust - pity they're so expensive, but as you said, it is something that needs to be done. No ifs, but(ts!) or maybes!

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 10:22:00 AM PST 

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Loved the cartoons...lol. I hope everything gets fixed and doesn't cost you an arm and a leg (or two). Yes, home ownership has its downfall but I wouldn't have it any other way....Good luck and have a great time with Jamie Dawn when she comes to visit.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 1:22:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

how appropriate that "shit creek" should sell paddles! LOL you sure took a serios situation a good dose of humor Naomi! lol.. I hope things are fixed quickly and without digging up your garden!

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 4:32:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

that is a shitload of pipe.

sorry...lol!

I LOVE that photo of the paddle store!

There was a septic system guy who worked in a small northern ontario town where my friend lived. On the side of his van it read...

"Joe Rivers...Your shit is my bread and butter." Honest to God!

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 5:11:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Good luck with the plumbing. I loved the comics you found for the post, how appropriate1

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 5:34:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Hope that they get everything replaced without incident, and as quickly as possible, Naomi.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 6:50:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Oh no what a pain !! I hope it is all done quickly and the final bill is not too too horrendous.

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 8:12:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

well, it must be OLD to be that deteriorated, or maybe from earth settling and the earthquakes we love so much?

at least you are keeping your sense of humor

Big Bear Lake is calling... can you hear it?

Thursday, January 15, 2009 at 8:46:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Hey - "sh*t happens" but at least you have a wondeful attitude about it and that makes all the difference in the world (and a good plumber!).
Best of luck dear!

Friday, January 16, 2009 at 8:26:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

Brilliant illustrations, which means you take the challange and problems with a humoristic attitude.

It's needed. If not fixed.
don't think about it.

I'mhappy to hear our plumber is doing a great job. That's the most important. get it fixed and done.

Friday, January 16, 2009 at 2:54:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

I laughed when I saw the pictures; its god you can maintain a sense of humour when dealing with such domestic emergencies. We had the heating fail at 8.20pm on Christmas Eve and then had to wait several days before plumbers were back in business.

Luckily we were able to improvise during the cold days and the weather remained mild.

I hop yo get this fixed soon, although 65 feet of pipework seems a lot to replace!

rashbre

Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 7:33:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

oops "hop yo" should have been "hope you" - I was a bit quick with the enter key!

Sunday, January 18, 2009 at 7:34:00 AM PST 

had this to say:

We had hot water problems a couple months ago ... it was a pain!

Monday, January 19, 2009 at 7:32:00 PM PST 

had this to say:

Wow! You’re one of the few lucky ones to find themselves expert plumbers. Having one can give you a peace of mind that whenever you have any plumbing needs, there is someone you can rely on. Make sure to establish a good working relationship with your plumber.

-Darryl Iorio

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 2:21:00 PM PST 

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