A few weeks ago, we noticed that the floor in front of the dishwasher was buckling. We thought we had a leaky dishwasher.
Then the buckling spread in front of the sink.
Then water started squishing up out of a small hole between the wood floor in our bedroom and the tile in our bathroom.
So we had a plumber and a leak detection specialist come out and they found a hole in the roof that leaked water down through the wall and spread to the kitchen and the bedroom.
We had the roof patched and Lucas tore up our soggy floor (LOVE that I have a family of wood floor men) and we were letting the concrete dry up when this morning we found this:
Artie did an experiment and it turns out that when water goes down the bathtub drain, it comes out through the floor in the bedroom. Swell. A roof leak AND a plumbing leak. Occam’s razor and Murphy’s law are competing for our house.
We’ve moved to higher ground (the guest room), but it looks like it is going to be a few days before the plumbing is fixed and at least two weeks until the floor is finished. With the chaos of the first week of school, both of us working this weekend, and the house being a hot mess, there hasn’t been a lot of cooking taking place in the White house. One night last week I ate instant mashed potatoes out of the measuring cup in which I boiled the water. It’s not exactly a recipe and no one really wants to see a picture of that 🙂
We’ll post what we can, but just figured we should let you know why we don’t have much to say this week.
We’ll be back as soon as we can, we promise!