I thought about naming this post :
'Who Needs A Plumber?'
'How I Spent the First Day of Summer Vacation'
...but neither felt exciting enough for today's accomplishment.
This week I discovered that my dryer hose was heavy. Very heavy. And full of water. Houston, we have a problem, and I'm guessing it's a pretty d*mn big one. So with some supervision from my husband (who is still in chore lock down), I added a plumber's cap (which is so much better than plumbers butt !) to my growing collection of hats. Check this out!
Before photos (I spared you the rusted sopping wet mess that I found inside the wall):
I did things I never knew I could do this afternoon! I cut out drywall, removed insulation, disassembled all the old ventilation pipes and a piece of our tile floor. Our foundation is so wet and the metal pipe has been leaning flush against it for longer than the 15 years we've owned our house. It was full of rusty holes and literally fell apart as I was removing it. I think the only thing that was holding it together was the insulation packed around it?
And I did all this in between the wall and our laundry organizer ~ a space about as big as I am wide so there was very little room to work in (the picture below, to the right of the step ladder is where all this took place. Tight squeeze, let me tell you! I don't know how my husband could have fit!
And now, although the new drywall will wait til Jason is back to his old self, I have a functioning washer/dryer and brand new shiny pipes and ductwork :
I've done a load of laundry already and nothing fell apart (I feel like I aced a test!).
I think my husband might just be a little proud of me ~ he made me dinner in return :) .
Sesame Ginger grilled chicken sandwiches and a salad...no pictures this time, I was too hungry to take the time to share!
Hope everyone is having a good weekend!