Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring is coming soon

I've been couped up this winter doing projects around the house.  Built a shed during our first polar vortex (still need to put siding on), had a rim joist under the deck rot out and was leaking water into the house.  Had to cut the deck up, shore up the deck and then detach it from the house, replace the rim joist with treated 2x10, cover with proper sealers, reattach the deck to the new rim joist, repair the deck and all while it was bout 12 degrees outside.

Then... while I had some of the drywall down in the basement because of the water leak and mold starting to form, tore out all the drywall from that area, and decided to put in can lights in the basement and remove the wall sconces to make it nice and bright down there.  That took another month and a half (was working slow and not very motivated).

Finished all that and was standing in the spare room in the basement and noticed a water damaged ceiling tile.  Took the ceiling tile down and the toilet above it was leaking because the plate that attaches the drain to floor had rusted/rotted out.  Cut out the old pipes to fix it and couldn't get it back together, so I had to call a plumber.  Plumber came and patched it back together, then left without resetting the toilet.  Went to reset toilet and noticed the drain was sitting above the tile and it wouldn't set down.  Had to remove new drain piece and redo what the plumber had just "fixed".  You'd think a plumber would know how to set that drain.
Finally got it all back together.  Whheeewww.

Spring is coming... I hope.  It's been a cold tough winter.

Bikes will be getting worked on soon, I hope.