Tuesday, October 30, 2007

trying times

Things have been extremely busy here. I’m in full construction mode, and it’s slow going because, for one, we have to live here so cleaning up every night is mandatory, and second, I’m doing this completely on my own, without the help that would have had if my schedule hadn’t changed due to major events in my life. When I walk upstairs, I can see clearly to the back bedroom through the skeleton or what were walls.

As it seems like this renovation is never-ending, yet another setback has occurred. A valve in the heating system that I have been tightening and watching closely, failed last night. Although the failure was not catastrophic, I did have to cut a hole in the floorboards around the supply pipe, letting the water drain down into the crawlspace, bellow the kids’ playroom.

Today, I left work early. From 11:45 to 19:00, I worked non-stop on our heating system. Although replacing the valve was the primary goal, many modifications needed to be made to the system renovation purposes, including, but surely not limited to the register that once was in the corner of the upstairs bathroom, that was until today, in the middle of the new hallway.

By 19:45, the system was refilled and fully operational. Although I have accomplished many items needed for the renovation, these items were not on my self-written “to-do” list for today, leaving me feel like I’m a day behind. But, all is well and the light at the end of the tunnel can be seen, even if it’s just a tiny flicker in the darkness.

3 Comments:

Blogger Carnealian said...

I have list of all the fun things you can do at my house once you're done there. Hee hee, good luck with all that. Fall and winter is a good time to do all this indoor stuff.

10/31/2007 12:12 PM  
Blogger rev. billy bob gisher ©2005 said...

once you are done? jesus man you like a challenge.

11/01/2007 9:52 AM  
Blogger SnotSucker said...

Call Dorman, he's not doing anything ;) Best of luck, looks like you've got your hands full.

11/02/2007 8:20 AM  

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