Monday, March 26, 2007

The "Joy" of an older house - day out with thomas

After the second flooding of our playroom we decided to have a camera run down our sewer line to see what was causing it to stop up so easily (we needed to have it roto rootered four times in the last three years). When we got the camera down we saw that the bottom of the 40 year old cast iron pipes were gone. Fortunately the sewer line comes out diagonally across our front yard so the plumbers think they can run the kitchen line outside the house and connecting it in the front yard (as opposed to jackhammering up the floor across the entire length of the house).

I took Nate to a day out with Thomas Friday and he loved it. I posted pictures in the photo gallery - enjoy.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Kids are doing Better

After I did my last post Lexi got sick with a stomach virus and could not keep anything down for a day. Once she started to feel better Nate got sick and could not keep anything down for two days. Lesson learned: when you child has not had anything for a day and a half no matter how bad the cough - cough syrup is a bad idea! Poor Nate went instantly drunk.

Fortunately I was able to work from home to help out with the kids.

This weekend my mom and dad came up and Me and Chris went and got her a new computer: A 15" MacBook Pro. I am currently working on getting all of Chris information off of her old computer and on to her mac.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

floor flooded again

The long story: about 18 months ago we put in laminate wood floor in the house then last year the air conditioner condensate line clogged up (our AC unit is in the middle of the house and drains into the sewer line) and then the water fell down into the air intake area and under the floor. We ended up replacing the floor in the play room.

Well last week the sewer clogged and while we were doing the laundry and the water came up the condensate line and flooded under the floor again. Well we got the condensate line fixed and the insurance adjuster came by and was very helpful. We got some tips on how to keep the air intake area from flooding under the floor again (spray insulation - I will try and do that today) and when to run the soaker hoses outside (twice a week for one hour).

Hopefully today I will get to work on cleaning the wood fence - we will see.