Money Pit, Kitty Haven, Awesome Studio

The master toilet was leaking. Rich took a photo to submit for repair but, first, after work he planned to see if he could tighten it and maybe that would do the trick. In the meantime, the second floor toilet decided to stop up. I got out the handy plunger and while I seemed to be making progress, I gave it a final flush and it blew like a volcano. Huge amounts of water regurgitating round after round.

I called Rich and while talking to him, I did my best to turn off the water but first turned in the wrong direction. Finally, I got the water off and Rich was on his way and I started mopping up the volume of water all over the bathroom and kitchen floor. Thankfully, it didn’t get beyond that.

Rich called the plumber – the company we’d used before when we lived here – and they sent out a technician within two hours. So all is well that end’s well – just our bank account is a bit lighter. Sure, we could have submitted it for repair but the soonest anybody would come out for an “emergency,” if they deem it one, is 48 hours. On most cases, they have a full 30 days to repair something. So, we’re pretty much getting the fixes done ourselves. What a money pit.

I’ve never really had to deal with anything like this before. Most of my life – childhood and adult – I’ve lived in new homes or had a 24-hour apartment maintenance service. Nothing like finally learning some basics at my age – lol!

We are settling in here, and it’ll be good to get most of the things fixed on our list. The cats are loving it! Daisy loves the master bedroom on the third floor – it’s her queendom, and both cats love the stairs.

I’m loving my studio. We got a really nice automatic portable heater that’s working well for the cooler time of year. And just before the hot weather arrives, we’ll make sure they do fix the A/C in here. Something about a missing remote and/or locked box – maybe. Guess we’ll find out then. Hopefully.

I really love having a separate space for my writing and music – especially for music. I stayed out here all day yesterday.

Studio

Balcony between house and studio

Studio setup

About Kathy

Novelist, Poet, Songwriter/Music Producer