I had a leaky faucet in my bathtub for awhile now. Then soon it went from a drip to a stream. OK, time for new taps. Not a big deal. Huh! Right! I called our plumber and he picked up some new taps and arrived early Saturday morning. He said he would have the water turned off for about and hour. So, I filled up the coffee pot (I can live without water for awhile in the morning, but not coffee). Within 10 minutes, he was back downstairs informing me that he had to KNOCK OUT A WALL!!! Now (so I'm told) most contractor/plumbers install a little trap door for such occurances, but apparently our last guy didn't get that memo!!
OK, now the wall is down. Then he tells me that our pipes are so old that the new taps won't fit and he's going to try and modify the pipes to make it work. Come on............But wait - it gets better..........
Now its hour 3 and I go upstairs to check things out and he is packing up his gear. BUT the wall is still DOWN. "Well, ya know, this took longer than expected", so he thinks he will come back and fix the wall later. NOOOOOOOOOOOO WAY! Nobody is leaving this house until the wall is back up - unless they are in an ambulance!! (This might explain why I am sometimes referred to as "Little Hitler" in my house) HAHA I won that one - the wall was back by supper! I bet he hopes he doesn't have to come back here for awhile!
For those of you living in an old house, I'm sure you understand. Every little job creates a couple of bigger ones. But at least I can start the week drip-free!