Not sure if I should be feeling hurt or ticked off right now…
See What Happened wassss: I decided to fix my sink tonight because I am tired of having to use the tub for hot water. I am not sure why the hot water faucet in the bathroom sink is stuck in the off position, but it is. I purchased a new faucet months ago and asked so many people to help me replace it but no one would. Tonight it was one of those “THAT’S IT…I HAD IT WITH THIS FAUCET” moments. So I start working and I got the old faucet off without a hitch, and put the new one on. My drain thingy …not sure what they call it, is clogged with hair and it never really worked properly so I started tackling that.
First obstacle: No wrench wide enough to get the freaking screw thingy off. I watch a Youtube video and see the adjustable plumbers wrench and remember I have one in my basement in the Plumbing supplies only toolbox.
The discovery: I venture down to the basement only to find water everywhere. Now I see water in the area of the basement where there is no access to the outside, there are no waterlines over there and I realize its under the exchange for the AC unit. What the heck is going on? la la la la la I don’t want to think about it. I go in my tool boxes and all of them have atleast 3″ of water sitting in the bottom. All the screws I been saving for years (not sure what I am saving them for but I was) are totally rotted, the tools wet and everything is a mess. I wanted to cry!!
More disappointment: And to top it off I could not find the plumbers wrench. I remember when I had the bathroom renovated the guy borrowed it and I suppose he never gave it back because I am very particular about keeping my tools in the proper tool boxes. Just for the heck of it I went through all my tool boxes and sure enough…it is no where to be found. Arrrgh.
The walls of the basement look like they are about to cave in. I don’t know what in the heck to do about this as I am tapped out from my renovation plus I just purchased my plane tickets for my vacation this morning OF COURSE! I wonder if the basement caves in due to water damage does the insurance cover that? I can scramble up a thousand for the deductible. It looks like it is more than a thousand dollars worth of work that needs to be done.
Mystery: How in the world did the water get in the toolboxes though? Is water spraying all over the basement somehow?
Well I have the faucet replaced in the bathroom, not the drain just the faucet. It will have to suffice for now. In the meantime I am not sure what I am going to do about the water in the basement. I know a lot of stuff has to be thrown out now, including all the trim that got destroyed, tools need to be dried up and that leak needs to be found and fixed.
My work is never going to be done in here but at least I will have hot water in the sink again!!