For a few months now, we've been noticing that our hot water heater isn't doing that great of a job. It used to be that the shower turned all the way on was excruciating. Now, my husband who likes his shower lukewarm turns it up all the way and it's just right. Which means that … Continue reading Oof! That Was Brisk!
Our toilet has been acting up for years... it doesn't want to flush, it takes a ton of water, and it's aggravating all around. Clogs on literally NOTHING, takes three or four tries to flush, overflows, runs continuously until you jiggle the handle... the works. No amount of additives or plunging has helped. My husband … Continue reading Behold! A Toilet at Last!
So, as is usual on my last-day-before-work, I got my laundry together and waltzed over to the washing machine, set it up, and turned it on. Or not. It didn't turn on. The light was still on, so it couldn't be the breaker. Went downstairs and flipped the breaker anyway. No good. My husband peeled … Continue reading Our Washer Isn’t Dead But it Gave Us a Scare
It's been wet and soggy for it seems like months now, and everything is growing green and damp. Our porch is made out of untreated wood - before our time, and we haven't dealt with the yet. I didn't really think much of this until Wednesday. I ran down my back stair, and two steps … Continue reading Fell Through Our Porch Steps
We've had an ongoing problem with the neighbor's person who mows running the lawn mower with the shield up and peppering our siding with rocks. Sometimes it's fine, but sometimes it punches holes in our siding. We talked to the most recent mower last year and had no further problems for the year. The person … Continue reading Lawn Mowers Hate My Siding
We've had a difficult time keeping our vanity clean because there's so much stuff on it. I cleared a lot off lately, but it's still frustrating, and I've wanted a shelf in the bathroom for a long time. This weekend, my husband put one in! It was a bit intimidating drilling into plaster, but I … Continue reading A New Shelf in the Bathroom!
My dad came over today to look at our plumbing problems, which is REALLY nice of him considering it isn't his house. Or his problem. The water softener leak is between the bypass and the softener, so he pushed the bypass closed (believe me, I tried this! Couldn't budge it an inch.) and advised we … Continue reading Plumbing Issues or Why I Adore My Dad
My husband went down into the basement this last week for something or another, and I went down after him and immediately began coughing. Which, I might note, is not normal for my basement. A quick look around revealed water on the floor in one corner, a leaking water softener... and SO MANY things with … Continue reading Surprise Homeowner Costs