Monday, July 07, 2008

Bathroom - Solved

If you remember, right before we left for FL our bathtub drain was leaking into the basement. We waited until returning to see about getting it fixed. I had envisioned having to rip out the tub, finding black mold, having to call Extreme Home Makeover, you know... I let my imagination run wild.

Upon arriving back in town, I called a handy man who is wonderful. A retired contractor, really nice guy, etc. He was in the hospital having just been diagnosed with diabetes! I told his wife I'd be thinking about him and figured I would call someone else, but she said he will be back to work and she would have him call me. He did, and said no problem, but would like a few days before he came. I said of course! So he came last week and tightened up the drain - for only $35! He said that the people who put it in (the people I bought my house from who redid the bath and kitchen themselves) put it in wrong. He thought that would "fix" it, but that if it leaked again I could call and he would know what to get and would put in a new drain.

We got through a bath and a shower and it began leaking again. He came today for the second time and completely redid the drain without having to buy anything. He charged me $20!!! I said, so if it starts leaking again, just call right? :) He said, no it won't leak, I got it fixed up for you. If it does, I'll come back at no charge. He is a saint!!! :) Olivia showered tonight with no problems. I had set aside my stimulus money (which I did get gypped by $300, but whatever:) ) for the bath. So nice to know I can put it toward debt to pay it off even quicker.

PS, the people who did my house before I bought it, also put in the bathroom tile wrong. The grout has been slowly but surely cracking around the tiles and some you can feel kind of wobble. He said it's because they didn't do the right underlayment. I will have to get that all redone sometime, but he does ceramic! Yay me!


Julie said...

YIPPEE!!! That is just so good of God to work that out for you!!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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