Approx. $5000

Sunday, September 25, 2011

$5000.

According to the plumber that we had come out this morning, that’s approximately what we can expect to pay to replace our tub upstairs and repair the kitchen ceiling that is water damaged.

Yikes.

So now the next step is to call our insurance company on Monday to see if they need an adjuster to come out or if we can just send in pictures.

The plumber said that the work could be completed in a little less than a week.  Not sure when this will be happening since my parents will be visiting in a week.  Probably after that.

Welcome to home ownership.

This will be our first major home improvement, but not by choice.  The plumber actually said that the tub was put in wrong–it was never properly supported on the wall and that is why it is pulling down (huge crack that I never noticed above where the tub wall connects to the back wall–he said it will eventually cause the tub to crack causing a lot more water damage).

At least I have to say that I got a good vibe from this plumber.  He was 1) on time (actually a bit early!), 2) honest (I think!), 3) polite, 4) knowledgeable, and 5) efficient.   Kind of reminded me of Holmes 🙂

It’ll be interesting to see what it all looks like when it’s done.

Now my plan is to get a nap in since I didn’t sleep well last night due to Kimm’s not feeling well.  She had a 1/2 hr long bloody nose before bed and then couldn’t stop coughing so eventually went to lie on the couch.  Plus with worrying about the tub situation…just made for a tossing/turning kind of night.

Back to work tonight for one and then off for two.

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  1. I’m sorry to hear about your plumbing issues. Seriously there is just never a good time. It also seems that any problem related to plumbing costs enough money to at least sting a little. Makes me think I should have become a plumber!

    We recently had to have our pipes changed from the house to the street because they were so old. My husband and I joked about it being our birthday gift to each other. It felt good once it was all done though.

    I hope Kimm is feeling better. Good luck with the bathroom project. You’ll have to show before and after pics.


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