Status Report

Yesterday and today have been sick days at home. Bleh. I seem to have come down with a cold or a mild flu (and, quoting the LA Times for those worried about H1N1: the recommendation for those with mild symptoms is to self-medicate at home, which is what I’m doing). Starting to feel a bit better; we’ll see how tomorrow goes. I’m hoping I’m better by Sunday afternoon, when we have theatre tickets to a Mini Musical Fest at the Secret Rose Theatre.

Of course, when it rains, it pours. Yesterday, our kitchen sink was draining really slow, and the toilet on that side of the house was doing the same thing. So we called our rooter folks, and they cleaned out out. However, when augering the toilet… they got mud. Not good. Looks like a flange has slipped under the slab (one reason why I hate slabs). So Monday they are going to jackhammer the slab and repair the connection (which could be what was undermining the slab near the pool), and pressure-wash the lines. All told, about $2K for the repairs. We’ll still have to get some tile work done, but replacing a few tiles is easier than relaying the laminate floor in the room that backs to that bathroom. It all brings back memories of high school when a pipe burst under the slab in our house in Brentwood. We had to rip up the carpet, jackhammer and replace the pipe, and replace the carpet. A big mess.

Hopefully, tomorrow will go better.